Halter Marine Delivers Two Of Four Supply Boats To Arthur Levy Enterprises

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the San Jose Island and the Breton Island, two identical supply vessels, to their owner, Arthur Levy Enterprises, Inc., New Orleans.

Each vessel has an overall length of 185 feet, a 40-foot beam, a 14-foot draft, and a normal operating draft of 12 feet. Their normal displacement is 1,590 long tons.

Both are powered by two EMD 12-645-C diesel engines that produce 1,500 horsepower each at 900 revolutions per minute. Reverse/ reduction gearing is Falk 0830 MR with a ratio of 2.968:1.

The boats are also equipped with 90-inch-diameter four-bladed stainless-steel propellers and electrohydraulic steering gear from Steering Systems, Inc.

Deck machinery includes an HBL anchor windlass and HBL capstans.

Each contains a Smatco Bulk Mud System with a total capacity of 6,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud.

Auxiliary equipment includes Delco 98KW main generators driven by Detroit 8V71 diesel engines.

Also included is a 29-point engine monitoring alarm system, 10 tons of central air-conditioning and heating, and Quincy air compressors.

Navigation and communications equipment consists of a Raytheon DE-731 depth recorder, two Raytheon 1220/6X radars and a Wesmar DDS600 digital depth sounder with remote display in the captain's cabin. Also included is an RF 448 VHF radio, an RF 220 SSB radio, a DC700 digital compass, a Sperry MK 37 gyrocompass and a Sperry 8T magnetic compass and autopilot.

The San Jose Island and the Breton Island are each equipped with a Bird-Johnson 300-horsepower bowthruster for improved maneuverability during loading and offloading.

Halter Marine Services owns and operates 10 shipyards in the Southeastern United States and is the world's largest builder of offshore supply vessels.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Jul 1978 Walter A. Sterling

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