Blount Marine Delivers Fueling Tanker Reiss Marine To Service Great Lakes Shipping
The 150-foot bunkering tanker Reiss Marine was recently delivered by Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., to Superior, Wis.
The vessel will be operated by the Marine Fueling Division of Reiss Oil Terminal Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The C.
Reiss Coal Company, located in Sheboygan, Wis. Marine Fueling, which operates six fueling ports on Lakes Erie and Superior, is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.
Built to service Great Lakes shipping, including taconite and coal carriers, the Reiss Marine will replace the tanker William H.
Bennett, the first vessel built under contract by Blount Marine Corporation. The Bennett was built in 1950 for Charles Laduca, president of West Shore Fuel, for o p e r a t i o n in Buffalo, N.Y., and was later purchased by Reiss Marine Transport.
The 569-gross-ton vessel was designed by Blount Marine, and attained a speed of 10 knots on her trials in Narragansett Bay. The Reiss Marine was built to meet American Bureau of Shipping specifications for classing of Maltese Cross A-l (E) AMS unrestricted oil carrier with loadline for Great Lakes service and U.S.
Coast Guard regulations.
The tanker has six cargo tanks carrying 339,000 gallons of heavy and diesel oil and 2,500 gallons of lube oil. Brown Fintube heating coils are installed in all tanks.
S h i p ' s service tanks carry 580 gallons of water, 2,600 of fuel oil, 130 of lube oil, and 500 gallons of sewerage.
Cargo tanks are pumped by hydraulically operated Blackmere pumps. Metering is accomplished through a Smith meter. All controls are located aft of the hosehandling Comet crane. An interesting feature of the hose-handling crane is a ladder extending the length of the boom to enable a member of the tanker crew to board a larger vessel quickly and safely.
Propulsion is provided by two k e e l - c o o l e d General Motors 12V149s providing 1,300 horse- power to drive two Federal 66- inch stainless-steel propellers, Propeller shafts were forged by Cape Ann Forge.
All engine mufflers were furn- ished by Maxim.
The steering system is electro- hydraulic using Vickers valves and Sperry electrical controls.
The engine room has a fixed CO* system furnished by C-O-Two Sales. A Rockwood fixed foam sys- tem provides fire protection on the main deck.
Ship's power is furnished by two 60-kw, 450-volt generators driven by two General Motors 6-71 engines, Galley equipment and a dining area for six men is located on the main deck. Two cabins provide berths for four men.
The large p i l o t h o u s e has a Sperry furnished MK-74-6 radar, an MK-37 gyro and automatic pilot. Other equipment includes a Lorain RF-457 radiophone, and a depth sounder, The vessel has two 1,000-pound Baldt anchors hauled by an elec- trie anchor windlass. Singer-Kear- fott furnished pilothouse windows, Cornell-Carr joiner doors, and Julius Mock watertight doors.
Other stories from August 15, 1978 issue
- Beliard, Crighton Opens New Drydock In Dunkirk page: 4
- Booklet Tells How To Keep Seawater Piping Systems Free Of Growth page: 4
- Bender To Build Fisheries Research Vessel For NOAA page: 7
- Tenn-Tom Towing Asks Title XI For Barges And Towboats page: 7
- Abex/Denison Promotes W. Grimes And R. Holmes page: 8
- Congressman Murphy To Receive AOTOS Award page: 9
- 1980 LNG Conference Set For Kyoto, Japan page: 10
- City Of Ponce Orders First Portainer Crane page: 10
- Blount Marine Delivers Fueling Tanker Reiss Marine To Service Great Lakes Shipping page: 11
- Alcoa Marine Forms New Offshore Division page: 12
- Oceaneering Int'l Names Taylor Potter page: 12
- Hoffert Marine Inc. Names Byrne Exec. VP page: 13
- A.L. Burbank And Co. Named Worldwide Agents For Fuel Savers, Inc. page: 13
- Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd. Appoints Four Directors page: 14
- Alco Power Inc. Names Richard Fuller page: 16
- Nav-Com And Simrad Co-Host Navigation Seminar page: 16
- Int'l Symposium On Fracture Mechanics Proceedings Available page: 19
- British Firm Sells Survey Technique To Maritime Administration page: 20
- MTU Group Forms U.S. Subsidiary page: 20
- Tacoma Boat Names Streb Chief Engineer page: 22
- Raytheon Marine Offers Line Of Commercial Doppler Speed Logs page: 24
- Marine Concrete Structures Relocates Headquarters page: 26
- Ship Performance Analyzer page: 30
- Arctic Transportation Ltd. Commissions Research Vessel To Work For Imperial Oil page: 32
- Jakobson Shipyard Delivers Innovative Oil Skimmer Catamaran To Lagoven, C.A. page: 32
- BSRA Confidential Report On Catamarans Can Now Be Purchased page: 35
- Dravo SteelShip Delivers The M / V P.N. Ellis For Bunkering Service On the Lower Mississippi page: 37
- Todd Reports Third Successive Profitable Quarter page: 39
- Murphy Pacific Marine Salvage Promotes Madeo page: 40
- Sulzer Diesels Power First Combined Ro/Ro Mini-Bulk Carrier On Inland Waterways Of Europe page: 42
- Middle East Liner Trades — An Economic Analysis page: 42
- MSC Towing Contract Awarded To Dillingham page: 43
- Ship Design Paper Attracts Wide Interest page: 44
- Congressman Murphy To Address Offshore Oil Conference page: 45