GM-Powered Utility Vessel Delivered By Hudson Shipbuilders

Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc.

(HUDSHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., recently delivered its second vessel, the Graysearch, to Gray Mac- Kenzie Company, Ltd. of Bahrain.

The new vessel will join the already sizable fleet now operated by Gray MacKenzie in the Arabian Gulf.

The design is HUDSHIP's standard 112-foot utility vessel hull, with some modifications to suit the owner's particular requirements.

The forecastle house arrangement has been redesigned to accommodate 10 crewmen in six cabins. The upper house has been extended to accommodate charter's personnel in five twoman staterooms, with separate lounge and messing area.

The afterdeck has a Scott ATO 71!>-ton crane mounted at centerline to service the entire cargo deck. To each side of the crane, are Hydradyne hydraulic winches, giving the vessel a 4-point mooring capability.

The Graysearch is powered by twin GM Detroit Diesel 16V92 NA engines with Twin Disc 527 gears with 5:1 ratio. On sea trials the vessel exceeded 10 knots in a loaded condition and logged almost 13 knots lightly loaded. The auxiliary power is provided by two 50-kw Delco generators powered by GM Detroit Diesel 4-71 engines. Engines are monitored by a 21-point Marine Electrical Design monitoring system and have Kobelt controls.

The Graysearch also features built-in oil spill disbursement tanks, f i r e f i g h t i n g capabilities, and drill water supply system.

The pilothouse was arranged for maximum all-around visibility.

She houses an assortment of electronic equipment which includes one Decca 914 C Marine Radar, one Sailor SSB Receiver Model R-105, one Sailor SSB Transceiver Model T-216, one Sailor Model RT 144 AB VHF Transceiver, one Model AP-30 Autopilot, one Seafarer Model 60160 Depth Indicator, and a Sperry SR 130 gyrocompass with repeater.

Other equipment includes Red Fox sanitation system, Carlisle & Finch searchlights, Goodyear liferafts, Scott Midland crane, HBL anchor windlass, Kahlenberg air horn, SSI steering system, Quincy air compressors, and Ritchie magnetic compass.

The vessel and all its systems are built and tested to American Bureau of Shipping standards and is classed A-l All Ocean Service.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Dec 1980

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