Dravo SteelShip Delivers Two Pushboats To Louisiana Owners

Dravo SteelShip Corporation of Pine Bluff, Ark., has announced the recent completion and delivery of two pushboats to owners in the Gulf Coast area. Each of the vessels is 56 feet long, with a beam of 22 feet and depth of 7 feet.

The Jo Ree, delivered to Weber Marine, Inc. of Burnside, La. is powered by twin GM Detroit Diesel Allison engines developing a total of 910 bhp at 1,800 rpm.

Among the other equipment in this vessel are Coolidge stainlesssteel propellers Fernstrum keel coolers, Detroit Diesel 30-kw generator sets, Ingersoll-Rand 3-hp air compressors, NABRICO 20- ton winches, Raytheon RAY-48 VHF radio, Kahlenberg air horn, and Perko searchlights.

The other towboat, the Lady Genevieve, was delivered to Deep South Towing and Marine, Inc., Gonzales, La. This boat is powered by twin GM Detroit Diesel Allison engines with a total output of 680 bhp at 1,800 rpm. Other equipment includes Coolidge stainless-steel propellers, Fernstrum keel coolers, Detroit Diesel 30-kw generator sets, Quincy 1-hp air compressors, Beebe deck winches, Raytheon RAY-48 VHF radio, Kahlenberg air horn, and Perko searchlights.

Each of the vessels has two steering and four flanking rudders, a 27-foot eye level in the pilothouse, %-inch hull plating, and accommodations for a crew of six.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 34,  Oct 1980 PORT AUTHORITIES Directors

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