Halter Marine Delivers Three Supply Boats To D.F. Levy Marine Ltd. I

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La. has delivered three new tug/supply boats to D.F. Levy Marine Limited I of Morgan City, La.

The new vessels, April Showers, Spring Mist and September Morn are the third, fourth, and fifth in a six-boat contract. The vessels are now working for major oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico.

Each is 180 feet in length with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth.

Each boat is powered by two EMD 12-567BC diesel engines developing 1,260 hp each at 810 rpm. Falk LST reduction gears with a ratio of 2.98:1 turn their two stainless-steel 90-inch-diameter four-bladed propellers. Engine controls were provided by Westinghouse, and a 300-hp Bird- Johnson bowthruster driven by a GM8V71 diesel engine improves maneuverability and station keeping of the boats.

The vessels can carry 4,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud and 1,660 barrels of liquid mud. Each new boat also has a cargo capacity of 525 long tons with 3,177 square feet of cargo space on the aft deck which is fitted with an HBL anchor windlass.

Two Delco 99-kw generators powered by GM8V71 diesel engines provide e l e c t r i c service while two Quincy D325 compressors supply air service. Ballast, bilge and fuel transfer pumps were provided by Aurora. The vessels were built to American Bureau of Shipping classification at Halter Marine's Moss Point Yard, Miss., one of a group of shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States. Halter is the world's largest builder of supply vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 17,  Sep 1981 Connecticut

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