Halter Completes Supply Boat Contract With Command Marine

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, recently completed a twovessel contract for Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., with the delivery of the supply boat Moorean Command.

Now working out of Cameron, La., for Getty Oil Company, the 180-foot by 40-foot vessel carries 6,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud in six tanks, and 52,000 gallons of liquid mud in four tanks. The vessel also has the capacity for 125,000 gallons of drill water, 13,000 gallons of potable rig water, and 350 tons of deck cargo, including helicopter fuel.

Moorean Command is powered by two fuel-efficient GM Electro- Motive Diesel 8-645E6 engines with a combined rating of 2,000 continuous bhp at 900 rpm. Her economical operating service is demonstrated by a low fuel consumption rate of less than 90 gallons per hour, according to the operators. The stainless-steel, 80- inch-diameter wheels turn on forged steel shafts through Falk gears of 3:1 ratio.

The vessel has capacities for 80,000 gallons of fuel oil, 1,000 gallons of lube oil, and 10,000 gallons of fresh water.

Two 150-kw generators driven by GM Detroit Diesel 6-71TI engines provide the ship's electrical power. Her pilothouse is equipped with two Decca 914 radars, two Decca VHF radios, and a Drake SSB radio. Additional electronics include a Decca Loran C, Raytheon depth sounder, and Sperry gyrocompass.

Moorean Command is ABS classed +A-1, + AMS, Full Ocean Service, and U.S. Public Health approved. She meets U.S. Coast Guard NVC1-78 automated engine room requirements for reduced manning levels, and has been admeasured for Panama Canal transit.

The vessel was built by Halter's Moss Point, Miss, division, one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by the company in the Southeastern United States. Halter Marine is the world's largest builder of supply boats for the offshore 011 and gas industry.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 48,  Sep 1980

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