Halter Marine Delivers Large Supply Boat To George Engine Co.

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a new 166-foot offshore supply vessel, Fay Hebert, to its owner, the George Engine Co. of Harvey, La.

The ship's overall dimensions are 166 feet in length, with a 38-foot breadth, 13-foot depth, and a normal operating draft of 11 feet. Her normal displacement is 1,370 long tons.

The 12-knot vessel is powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V-149NA diesel engines rated at 900 horsepower each at 1,800 rpm.

Her reduction gears are Lohmann Stolterfoht with a 5.90:1 ratio. She swings two 74-inch-diameter stainless steel propellers.

Air controls are by Westinghouse, and the steering system was manufactured by Skipper Hydraulics.

The Fay Hebert is also equipped with a Murray Tregurtha 300-hp bow thruster driven by a General Motors 8V-71 engine.

The boat is equipped with a bulk mud system comprised of four vertical tanks with a total capacity of 3,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud.

Auxiliary, deck, and galley equipment aboard the Fay Hebert includes two 75-kw generators powered by two General Motors 6-71 diesels, an HBL anchor windlass, a 22 point alarm/engine monitoring system, two Quincy air compressors, a Barnes pumping system serving five fire stations, a 28-cubicfoot refrigerator/freezer, four-burner range, and dishwasher.

The new offshore ship is American Bureau of Shipping classed A-l, Maltese Cross, AMS, and is U.S. Public Health approved.

Halter Marine Services, Inc., operates seven shipyards in the United States, and is the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Sep 1977

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