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Fireboat Gulf Fleet No. 40— 100th Vessel Joins A Growing Fleet

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation demonstrated its powerful new fireboat recently at the Poydras

Street wharf in New Orleans.

Named Gulf Fleet No. 40, the new boat is the 100th vessel to join

Gulf Fleet Marine's growing fleet of tugs, towing/supply vessels, crew and utility boats, and off- shore deck barges.

Built in Houma, La., by Quality

Shipyards, Inc., a Gulf Fleet com- pany, the new boat was designed


Main engines (2), GM Electro-Motive Di- vision, Model 16-645-E2.

Reduction gears, Reintjes WGV-401.

Generators (2), Delco E7345M1 (Detroit

Diesel 8V-71 engines).

Switchboard, Continental.

Steering system, S.S.I.

Engine controls, WABCO HD-2F4.

F-0 transfer pump, Gorman-Rupp.

Drill water transfer pump, Gorman-Rupp

Liquid mud pumps (2), T.R.W. Mission (Detroit Diesel 4-71 engines).

Bulk mud compressor, Quincy 75WS.

Sewage treatment plant, St. Louis Ship


Bow thruster, Murray & Tregurtha BT-340 (Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engine).

NO. 40

Anchor windlass, HBL Industries ADW- 1.25E-3.

Anchors (2), Danforth.

Towing winch, Smatco 66 DAW 200 (De- troit Diesel 8V-71 engine).

Stern roller, Smatco 16580.

Fire pumps (2), Warren Pump (Detroit

Diesel 16V-92 NA engines).

Deck tugger, Smatco HT-15-10.

Propellers (2) Avondale.

Engine alarm panel, Engine Monitor.

VHF radios (2), Drake MRT-55.

SSB radio, Motorola D80SCA-1820BK.

Radars (2) Decca RM914C.

Loran C, Micrologic MC-220.

Fathometer, Raytheon F720D.

Gyrocompass, Sperry SR-130. from the keel up as a fireboat and towing/supply vessel for service with the offshore petroleum in- dustry. She is classed by the

American Bureau of Shipping A-l (AMS) All Oceans, Towing.

Carrying a crew of seven, the boat is 185 feet long with a beam of 40 feet and depth of 14 feet.

Clear deck space is 105 feet by 32 feet, and maximum deck cargo is about 550 tons. The two main engines are General Motors EMD

Gulf Fleet 40's four fire monitors can throw a total of 10,000 gpm of sea water for a distance of 400 feet. Two Warren pumps driven by Detroit Diesel engines provide power for the fire-fighting system, which meets Det norske Veritas rules. units that develop a total of 3,900 bhp. They drive twin Avondale propellers through Reintjes re- duction gears to provide a speed of 13 knots.

Navigation and communications equipment includes two Decca ra- dar units, Sperry autopilot and gyrocompass, Micrologic Loran C, two Drake VHF-FM radios, Mo- torola Triton SSB radio, and Ray- theon Fathometer.

Gulf Fleet No. 40 incorporates a special fire-fighting system de- veloped by Gulf Fleet, which meets the requirements of Det norske

Veritas for height and distance or water stream throw. The sys- tem is capable of projecting 10,000 gallons of water per minute 400 feet through four 6-inch nozzles.

Power for the system is provided by two 5,000-gpm, horizontal split case Warren pumps driven by De- troit Diesel engines. The system also includes 8,600 gallons of fire foam liquid storage, and a 2,000- gallon oil dispersement system.

At the introduction ceremonies,

Gulf Fleet Marine president Dick

Currence said that the new boat represents a dual achievement for the company. "First, it marks the 100th vessel to join our fleet.

That's a significant goal towards which we've been building for many years. Second, the technol- ogy we have built into this fire- boat represents a breakthrough in the design of offshore fire-fighting and service equipment. It's one of the most powerful boats of its type available anywhere in the world today, and we're proud to add it to our fleet."

The Gulf Fleet No. 40, a U.S.- flag vessel, will be owned and op- erated by Gulf Fleet Marine, and will be chartered ultimately to

Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company, a joint venture of Egyptian Gen- eral Petroleum Company and Am- oco (Standard Oil of Indiana).

Outboard profile of 4,000-cubic-meter suction dredge that Orenstein & Koppel will build for Indonesian Government.

O&K Will Build Hopper Dredge For Indonesia

O&K Orenstein & Koppel Akti- engesellschaft of Lubeck, West

Germany, has received an order for the construction of a hopper suction dredge with a hopper ca- pacity of 4,000 cubic meters. The order was placed by the Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Tourism, Directorate General of Seacommunications, Jakarta,


The dredge will be built under the survey and with the accept- ance of Germanischer Lloyd. It will have an overall length of 110 meters, molded beam of 18 me- ters, and depth of 8 meters (360.9 by 59 by 26.2 feet). Full-load draft will be about 6.25 meters (20.5 feet) and maximum dredg- ing depth will be 20 meters (65.6 feet). Total installed power will be 5,635 kw, and open-water speed a maximum of 12 knots.

Dredge pump operation and main propulsion will be by direct- drive diesels. Twin-screw propul- sion and an O&K transverse bow thruster will ensure good maneu- verability. The dredge pump driv- ing machinery and the main pro- pulsion plant will be separate in- stallations fore and aft, respec- tively.

The dredging spoil will be taken in by two side suction pipes and distributed in the hopper by means of a loading box. Hydraulically operated slewing pipes will be provided forward, port and star- board, for thin spoil mixtures.

Above the hopper, a traveling gantry slewing crane with a lift- ing capacity of 8 tons will be in- stalled to handle necessary work on deck and on the dredge pumps.

All dredging gear is controlled centrally from two dredgemaster's stations on the bridge. The new dredge will have air-conditioned quarters for a crew of 56.

American Bureau

Announces Election

Of New Managers

Five executives in the maritime industry were newly elected to the Board of Managers of the

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the annual meeting held at its headquarters in New York

City. Announcement of their elec- tions was made by William N.

Johnston, ABS chairman of the board and president.

Elected to the board of Man- agers for the first time were:

William H. Banks, president,

Chevron Shipping Company, San

Francisco; Jerome L. Goldman, president, Friede & Goldman,

Ltd., New Orleans; Peter G. Gou- landris, director, Capeside Steam- ship Company, Ltd., London;

George F. Lowman, chairman and chief executive officer, Farrell

Lines, New York; and Cornelius

S. Walsh, chairman, Waterman

Steamship Corporation, New York. 10 ZIDELL Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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