'Gulf Shark' Delivered To Gulf Fleet Marine

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, Houston, Texas, recently accepted delivery of the Gulf Shark (shown above), a 112-foot by 26- foot by 11-foot, 1,200-hp utility vessel built by Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss.

The Gulf Shark is the second of two utility vessels delivered to Gulf Fleet in 1981, and is the fifth vessel "Hudship" has delivered to the company in the past two years.

The Gulf Shark 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. She has a deck cargo capacity of 82 long tons and is constructed with a clear deck area of 60 feet by 20 feet.

Her fuel tank capacity is 20,- 825 U.S. gallons and she can carry 57,900 gallons of drill water and 4.540 gallons of potable water.

The Gulf Shark's air-conditioned pilot house, crew quarters and full package of electronic and navigational equipment, allows for service in most locations.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 59,  Sep 1981 Virginia

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