Sixth Supply Boat Delivered To Marsea Marine By Halter

Halter Marine, Inc. recently completed contracts for a series of vessels with the Marsea Marine Companies, New Orleans, with the delivery of the supply boat Marsea Six (shown above). The companies have also signed contracts for 14 additional similar vessels.

The 180-foot by 40-foot Marsea Six is powered by two GM Detroit Diesel 16V- 149TI diesel engines developing 1,280 bhp each at 1,800 rpm. They turn two stainlesssteel, 82-inch-diameter propellers through Philadelphia reduction gears with a 6:1 ratio.

A Schottel bow thruster powered by a Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine provides improved station keeping.

Her eight tanks can carry a total of 1,750 barrels of liquid mud and 3,500 cubic feet of dry mud. She has a cargo capacity of 500 long tons and has 4,000 square feet of cargo deck space on her aft deck, which is fitted with an HBL anchor windlass.

Two 125-kw generators driven by two Detroit 18V71 diesel engines provide electric service, while two Quincy D325 compressors supply air service. Ballast, bilge, and fuel transfer pumps were provided by Aurora.

A partial list of communications and navigation equipment aboard includes Drake SSB and VHF radios, Epsco radar, and a Ritchie magnetic compass.

The Marsea Six is American Bureau of Shipping classed +A-1, Full Ocean Towing, E, AMS, USCG NVC 1-78, USCG Subchapter I, and is U.S. Public Health approved.

She w?s built at Halter Marine's Moss Point, Miss., division. Halter is the world's largest builder of supply boats for the offshore oil and gas industry.

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