Dravo SteelShip Delivers Two Crane Boats To Weber Marine

Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 60-foot by 22-foot by 9.5-foot crane boats to Weber Marine, Incorporated of Burnside, La.

These new boats, the MAR-LO, and the GOOG-E (shown above), are powered by twin GM 12V-71 diesel engines rated at 340 hp each. The engines are equipped with Twin Disc MG514, 6:1 reduction gears. Fernstrum keel coolers provide for main engine and generator set jacket water cooling.

Twin GM 3-71 engines with 30- kw generators supply ship's power which includes Perko 1,000- watt incandescent searchlights, Nabrico 20T deck winches, Ingersoll Rand air compressors and owner-furnished electronics which are by Eagle Electronics of Baton Rouge, La.

Main engines and generator sets were supplied by Wilkerson Diesel of Little Rock, Ark.

The Model 10-2-50 Nautelek marine hydraulic deck crane furnished by Green Marine of Metairie, La., has a 20-foot boom with an extended reach of 50 feet and a maximum lift capacity of 10 tons.

The steering system is a Dravo SteelShip standard designed full follow-up mechanical over hydraulic with a Flow Systems power unit.

Each vessel is equipped with two Kahlenberg four-blade, stainless- steel, 60-inch by 48-inch propellers.

Tank capacities onboard each vessel are: fuel, 7,500 gallons; clean lube oil, 150 gallons; potable water, 500 gallons, and bilge, 500 gallons.

The main deck cabin provides for sheltered equipment storage with free access to open cargo deck area.

Crane boats are but one of Dravo SteelShip's product lines which include towboats, tugboats, utility vessels, pilot boats, and special barges.

Currently, Dravo SteelShip is building two 65-foot t o w b o a ts with 1,200 horsepower and a series of 85-foot towboats with 2,100 horsepower.

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