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Twin Towing/Supply Vessels
Delivered By Quality Shipyards
Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, has announced the delivery of two new 190-foot by 40-foot by 14- foot towing/supply vessels. The
Gulf Fleet No. 42 and Gulf Fleet
No. 43 (shown above) are sister vessels and are powered by two
GM Electro-Motive Division 16- 645-E2 diesel engines that devel- op 3,900 bhp through Reintjes
WAV 481 3:1 reduction gears.
These vessels each have a clear deck space of 96 feet by 32 feet with a maximum deck cargo ca- pacity of 522 long tons, and are capable of sustained speeds up to 13 knots.
Under deck, each vessel can carry 520 tons of drill water and has bulk tanks with a capacity of 5,800 cubic feet with a trans- fer rate of 50 tons per hour. Liq- uid mud tanks with 1,250-barrel capacity allow each vessel to car- ry 189 tons of liquid mud, which can be transferred at a rate of 600-800 gallons per minute at 170 feet. Each vessel also is fitted with 1,250-barrel-capacity calci- um chloride tanks.
The vessels are equipped with a towing package that consists of a SMATCO 66 DAW 200 dou- ble-drum towing winch with a drum capacity of 2,500 feet of 2-inch cable on each drum, a 5- foot by 8-foot stern roller, and a measured bollard pull of 70,000 pounds. Classed by the American
Bureau of Shipping as +A1 (AMS), All Ocean Towing, the vessels are built in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard specifica- tions.
No. 42 and No. 43 were built in
Houma, La., by Quality Ship- yards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company. They represent one phase of an active and on-going construction program that allows
Gulf Fleet to build equipment to meet the needs of other offshore petroleum and construction in- dustries.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation provides a wide range of services to the offshore petroleum indus- try with a fleet of more than 100 supply and towing/supply ves- sels, tugs, and barges. Gulf Fleet
Marine is one of the Houston Na- tural Gas Corporation group of companies.
Singer Company Gets $5.6-Million Navy Award
The Singer Company, Libra- scope Division, Glendale, Calif., has been awarded a $5,577,452 modification to a previously awarded contract for MK 92 At- tack Control Console and MK 93
Emergency Preset Console. The
Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity. (N00024- 80-C-6440)
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