Christen First Of 12 Supply Boats For Golden Gulf Marine

The M/V Golden Gulf (shown above), a 180-foot long-range supply boat built by Moss Point Marine, Escatawpa, Miss., was christened recently at ceremonies held at the Poydras Street Wharf, New Orleans, La.

The new vessel, designed to service the offshore oil industry, is owned by California-Gulf Partnership, with Golden Gulf Marine Corporation as managing general partner. Boson-JMJ Marine Corporation, New Orleans, will be the operator, under the direction of Richard Desonier, president.

The Golden Gulf has a 40-foot width and working deck space of 4,500 square feet. It can transport a deck load of 550 long tons, and has a liquid mud capacity of I,500 barrels and dry mud capacity of 3,600 cubic feet.

According to Boson-JMJ Marine Corporation, the Golden Gulf will run with a crew of seven, with accommodations for 16. Fuel capacity is 57,000 gallons, with II,200 gallons of potable water aboard.

The Golden Gulf is the first of 12 vessels to be built for Golden Gulf Marine Corporation by Moss Point Marine. It is the ninth vessel completed by the shipyard since its establishment less than a year ago, according to John Dane III, president of Moss Point Marine.

Christening the M/V Golden Gulf was Mrs. J. Michael Jones, wife of J. Michael Jones, chairman and chief executive officer of Golden Gulf Marine Corp.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 52,  Sep 1981 California

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