Halter Delivers 180-Foot Offshore Supply Boat To Pelham Marine

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently delivered the 180-foot supply vessel Lillian Pelham to her owners Pelham Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La.

The all-steel supply boat carries 3,600 cubic feet of dry bulk mud in four Smatco vertical tanks and 73,000 gallons of liquid mud in two additional tanks.

The Lillian Pelham measures 180 feet in length, 40 feet in beam and 14 feet in depth. She is under 300 gross tons.

The vessel has a speed of 12 knots powered by her two GM16V- 149TI d i e s e l e n g i n e s d r i v i ng through Reintjes WAV800 reverse reduction gears with a ratio of 6:1. Maneuverability is enhanced by a 300-hp Murray and Tregurtha bowthruster driven by a GM8V-71N diesel engine.

The steering system is electrohydraulic with five control stations.

Two 125-kw g e n e r a t o rs driven by GM8V-71 diesels provide ample electric power for ship's services.

The wheelhouse is equipped with Decca RM914c radar, Drake TRM-1 SSB radio, Drake VHF radio, R a y t h e o n DE731 depth sounder, Epsco model 5070 Loran C, Sperry MK37 gyrocompass and a Ritchie 6-inch magnetic compass.

The Lillian Pelham has capac- ities for 100,000 gallons of fuel oil, 2,800 gallons of lube oil, 13,- 000 gallons of potable water and 125,000 gallons of ballast water.

The vessel is ABS classed, A-l, Maltese Cross, AMS full ocean towing, Circle E and is U.S. Public Health approved.

She was built by Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., Division, one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Apr 15, 1980 Florida

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