Halter Crewboats Delivered For Indonesian Operations

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered three 65-foot all-aluminum crewboats to Billiton Metals, The Hague, Netherlands.

Billiton, a subsidiary of the Shell Oil Company, will operate the vessels in Indonesian waters in support of tin mining operations.

The new vessels, PB1, PB2 and PB3, have overall dimensions of 65 feet in length, with a 17-foot beam.

Propulsion in each vessel is provided by two GM 12V71TI diesel engines, and reverse/ reduction gears are MG514 with a 2:1 ratio.

Controls are by Morse.

Auxiliary machinery includes a 20-kw Delco main generator, a Conselect switchboard, and three tons of Barmar air-conditioning.

Communications and navigation equipment includes a Sailor VHF RT 144 AB, a Scientific Radio MD210 single-sideband radio, and Decca 110 radar.

The 3 6 - p a s s e n g e r - c a p a c i t y vessels are Lloyd's classed, 100A launch. They were built at the Chalmette, La., Division of Halter Marine, Inc., one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States.

Halter is the world's largest builder of supply vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry.

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