Dinko's Marine Service Orders Supply Vessel From Mississippi Marine

M i s s i s s i p p i Marine Towboat Corporation, a Greenville, Miss.- based company, designer builder of motor vessels and barges, has been commissioned by Dinko's Marine Service, Inc. of Aransas Pass, Texas, to build a second passenger/supply vessel for that firm.

D. John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine, said the boat, now under construction and scheduled for delivery to Dinko's in March 1980, is as yet unassigned and will be available for contract work by the Dinko organization.

The 33-passenger vessel will have a deck cargo capacity of approximately 35 LT. Specifications call for Dinko's craft to be 100 feet by 24 feet by 11 feet 8 inches, with an operating draft of 8 feet. It will be powered by a pair of Detroit Diesel 16V-71 engines coupled to Twin Disc MG-527 gears.

Other mechanical specifications include a pair of Detroit Diesel 4-71-50KW nonparallel operation generators, a Sperry 8T autopilot and an Orbitrol dual station steering system.

For passenger and crew comfort, the vessel will be equipped with a central unit water-cooled air-conditioning system.

Mississippi Marine, located on Lake Ferguson at Greenville, offers towboat design and construction from initial design phase through completion. In addition, the firm also builds barges and offshore vessels. It offers several stock designs of barges, towboats, and offshore boats, custom outfitted where necessary to fit individual companies' requirements.

Mississippi Marine also operates dual drydock facilities f o r repairs and vessel renovations on inland waterways. The firm maintains its own naval architect on staff to provide complete design services.

For further information, contact I). John Nichols, Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, P.O.

Box 539, Harbor Front Industrial Park, Greenville, Miss. 38701, phone (601) 332-5457.

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