Halter Delivers Two Crewboats For Offshore Service In California

Two identical 101-foot aluminum crewboats, the Shawn (shown above) and Craig built by Halter Marine, Inc. for J.P.M.

Ltd. of Ventura, Calif., are now serving Union 76 rigs in the Pacific off southern California.

The boats were purchased recently from Halter's in stock building program and were delivered within 42 days of contract signing. They made a faultless delivery voyage from New Orleans through the Panama Canal, up to their California base.

The trip was facilitated by the vessels' large 2,478-gallon fuel oil capacity.

A prominent feature of each vessel is the large 55 by 17-foot aft deck, which can carry up to 30 tons of cargo. This capacity coupled with the boats' ability to carry 55 passengers gives the vessels an unusually high payload for vessels this size.

The Shawn and Craig are each 101 feet 6 inches long, with a 21- foot 3-inch beam, and 9-foot 6- inch depth. Normal operating draft is 5 feet 6 inches. Each is powered by three Detroit Diesel 12v71TI engines developing 510 shp each at 2,100 rpm. They turn through Twin Disc MG514 reduction gears of 2:1 ratio.

Both vessels are outfitted with Decca 110 radars, Motorola SSB and VHF radios and Danforth compasses. The boats have ac- commodations for up to six persons in three staterooms.

The Shawn and Craig were built by Halter's Chalmette, La., Division, one of a group of shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Aug 15, 1981

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