EMD-Powered 'Gulf Condor' Delivered By Quality Shipyards

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, recently took delivery of the Gulf Condor (shown above), a new 120- foot by 34-foot by 16-foot, 4,200- bhp class tug, built in Houma.

La., by Quality Shipyards, Inc., another Gulf Fleet company.

The Gulf Condor is powered by twin GM EMD-12-645-E6 diesel e n g i n e s t h r o u g h 5:1 Reintjes 1850 gears and is equipped with Kort nozzles. Its towing/anchor handling package consists of an Intercon DD 200 double drum winch with capacity of 2,500 feet of 2-inch cable on each drum, as well as an Intercon stern roller with hydraulic tow pins. The vessel is also equipped with an Intercon anchor windlass with a 750- pound anchor.

The vessel is capable of maximum speeds of 12 knots, and can sustain a bollard pull of 110,000 pounds. She is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping as + A-1, AMS, Full Oceans Towing Service, and has an International Load Line.

The Gulf Condor is the second of eight vessels to be delivered to Gulf Fleet during 1981; another 11 vessels are scheduled for delivery in 1982. Gulf Fleet owns and operates 105 offshore tugs, t o w i n g / s u p p l y v e s s e l s , supply vessels, deck barges, and utility vessels and provides, on a worldwide basis, a wide range of marine transportation services to the offshore petroleum and construction industries.

Gulf Fleet Marine is one of the Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG) g r o u p of companies.

HNG's other lines of business include construction and repair of barges and towboats, inland waterways t r a n s p o r t a t i o n , intrastate natural gas transmission, oil and gas exploration and production, coal mining and production, and the marketing of industrial, medical, and specialty gases.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Jun 1981

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First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.