Matton Shipyard Delivers The Michael Turecamo —Latest Addition To The Turecamo Fleet

Matton Shipyard Co., Inc. recently delivered the tugboat Michael Turecamo to her owners, Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp., New York, N.Y., in a brief ceremony at Cohoes, N.Y.

The Michael is now engaged in coastwise towing from the Port of New York.

The 105-foot vessel is powered by two 12-cylinder EMD 645-E2 diesel engines with Lufkin 2524RS reverse reduction gears (2.73:1.00 ratio) which produce 2,900 shp and a speed of 15 knots.

Electrical power is provided by two 75-kw Delco generators driven by 6N71 Detroit Diesel engines.

A standby 30-kw Delco generator powered by a 2N71 Detroit Diesel is also provided. A hydraulic capstan provided by New England Trawler is capable of a 12,000-pound bollard pull. The hydraulic steering gear was built by Teneford.

There are three firefighting stations, two deckboxes and a turret on the pilothouse top. Water is supplied by a Pacific Pump centrifugal pump capable of 500 gpm at 125 psig. A foam system by National Foam is connected to the fire system. A 975-gallon foam storage tank is built into the engine room.

A central feature of this boat is a complete automation system designed by Hose-McCann, which alerts the crew to potential problems.

The system also allows the two main engines and two main generators to be started and stopped from one of three locations— the pilothouse, the control room, or the engine room.

Navigation and communication features include a Decca Pilot 750 autopilot steering control, a Decca Loran C navigation system, Decca 110 and 914 radars, an Elac d e p t h f i n d e r , Motorola / Modar VHF and SSB radios, a Danforth Loudhailer, and a Benmar ADF radio direction finder.

For the comfort of the crew, all living quarters including the galley, the pilothouse, and the control room are air-conditioned and heated with individual thermostats for each room.

The Michael was designed by Merritt Demerest and is classed by ABS for + A-l Ocean Towing Service.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Jul 1978

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