Hudson Delivers The 'Gulf Dolphin7 To Gulf Fleet Marine

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, has taken delivery of the Gulf Dolphin (shown above), a 112- foot by 26-foot by 11-foot, 1,200- horsepower-class u t i l i t y vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc.

(HUDSHIP) in Pascagoula, Miss.

The Gulf Dolphin represents the first of two utility vessels to be delivered to Gulf Fleet this year and the fourth of five such vessels HUDSHIP has delivered to Gulf Fleet in the past two years.

The vessel is powered by twin GM 16V-92 diesel engines through Twin Disc MG 520 5:1 gears and is capable of a maximum speed of 13 knots. Constructed with a clear deck area of 60 feet by 20 feet, she has a deck cargo capacity of 82 long tons. Her fuel tanks have a capacity of 20,735 U.S.

gallons while she can carry 57,255 U.S. gallons of drill water and 4,470 U.S. gallons of potable water.

The Gulf Dolphin's air-conditioned pilothouse and crew quarters, as well as a full package of electronic and navigational equipment, make the vessel ideal for service in most locations.

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation is one of the Houston Natural Gas Corporation group of companies, and provides a wide range of services to the offshore marine and construction industries.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  Jul 1981 Connecticut

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