'Petromar Bravo# Delivered By Halter —Third Of Six Ordered
The Petromar Bravo (shown above), third in a series of six 192-foot tug/supply boats being built by Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., for the Petromar Corporation of Rockport, Texas, was christened recently in Corpus Christi.
The vessel was christened by Jan Cady, wife of George Cady of Texaco Inc., who has chartered the Petromar Bravo for work out of Warri, Nigeria. The new boat will join her Halterbuilt sister ships Petromar Atlas and Petromar Chief, which are already working for Texaco in Nigerian waters. They will be followed there soon by the Petromar Dorado, which is nearing completion at Halter's Chickasaw, Ala., division.
The Petromar Bravo is 192 feet 6 inches long with a 40-foot beam, and 15-foot draft. She is powered by two EMD 12-645E6a diesel engines developing 1,500 bhp each at 900 rpm through Lufkin 3:1 reverse/reduction gears. Maneuverability is enhanced by a Schottel bowthruster driven by a GM8V71 diesel engine.
She can carry 5,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud in her four Smatco tanks and 1,500 barrels of liquid mud in four additional tanks. Her spacious 4,100-squarefoot aft deck can carry up to 700 tons of cargo.
The new tug/supply vessel can also carry 50,184 gallons of fuel oil, 1,000 gallons of lube oil, 10,000 gallons of potable water, and 211,000 gallons of ballast.
Auxiliary machinery includes two Delco 125-kw generators driven by two GM8V71 diesel engines, two Quincy D325 air compressors, and Carrier air-conditioning and heating for crew comfort.
Four Aurora 344 pumps move bilge, ballast, and fuel oil and fire-fighting liquids, while one Viking HL195D pumps oily water bilge and another serves as a fuel oil standby pump.
Some of the deck equipment aboard includes: one Smatco 1500 EAD-30 double wildcat; a 5-foot bv 8-foot stern roller, a Smatco 66-DAW-200 towing winch; 16 shots of 1.5-inch high-strength stud link chain; and two 2,000- pound Danforth anchors.
In addition to the vessel's onboard fire-fighting system, she is also equipped to fight ship fires with a 500-gpm monitor located on top of the pilothouse. The monitor is served by an Aurora 421 pump and driven by power from a GM6-71 diesel engine.
The Petromar Bravo is loadline certificated and classed A-l, Maltese Cross, full ocean towing by the American Bureau of Shipping.
She is USCG classed subchapter I, USCG NVC 1-78, and Coast Guard admeasured under 300 gt.
The new Petromar vessel was built at Halter Marine's Chickasaw, Ala., division, one of a group of shipyards owned and operated by Halter Marine.
Electro-Nav Opens Two Facilities In Gulf States Robert E. Negron, president of Electro-Nav., Inc. Elizabeth, N.J., announced recently that the company has established two new sales and service offices in the ports of New Orleans and Houston.
"The new offices, located near major shipping piers, are fully stocked with all major equipment and a good supply of spare parts.
And each is staffed with very capable people with broad technical, marketing, and service experience in electronic navigation and communications," Mr. Negron said.
The New Orleans office, at 651 Richard, Suite 2B, is managed by James Dougherty, who joined Electro-Nav after his retirement from the USAF. Frank Lensmyer III, previously with F&L Industrial Electronics and Specialized Lorain, will direct marketing activities.
The Houston office, at 706 Curtis in Pasadena, is managed by Frank J. Balsis, who spent 21 years in the USAF, retiring as ATC maintenance supervisor working with radars, SSB, VHF and UHF radio, and other navigation and communications equipment.
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- New Radiotelephone Made By Texas Instruments —Brochure Available page: 6
- Ucci Named Vice President Of AMCA International page: 6
- Quigley Appointed Editor At Maritime Reporter page: 7
- Propose Plans For $230 Million Coal Export Terminal In Virginia page: 7
- Navy Buys Six SL-7 Sea-Land Containerships In $207.5-Million Contract page: 7
- Swiftships Completes 120-Foot Aluminum Tender For Dome page: 8
- New Offshore Service Company Founded In Eire page: 8
- Kockums Delivers The 'Madame Butterfly' —First Of Four For Wallenius Lines page: 8
- $5-Million Contract To Burrard Yarrows For Vessel Lengthening page: 8
- NASSCO Delivers First Of Three New Carlsbad Class Product Carriers To Union Oil page: 8
- Bartell Named GM Of Texaco's International Marine Sales Department page: 9
- Amsterdam Drydock To Rebuild Ro/Ro Passenger Vessel For Irish Line page: 9
- Ingalls Delivers First U.S.-Built L-780 To Keys Offshore page: 10
- Dravo SteelShip Delivers The 'Bud Weber' page: 10
- NASSCO Lays Keel Of 44,000-Dwt Product Carrier For American Trading page: 10
- Pres. Reagan Nominates Three To Mississippi River Commission page: 12
- Wickert Named Asst. Dir. Of Naval Architecture At Designers & Planners page: 12
- OCEANS 81 page: 12
- Bayou Black Shipyard Delivers Crewboat To Sundance Marine page: 13
- Fendrick Named President Of Selby, Battersby page: 13
- American Ship Building Receives $73-Million Conversion Contract page: 13
- AMCA Acquires Koehring; Name New Officers At Crane Manufacturer page: 14
- Piazza Named Sales And Marketing Vice President At Bergeron Industries page: 14
- John E. Lawson Named By National Supply page: 16
- Kenneth F. Murchison Retires From Texaco page: 16
- Gibbs & Cox Names Ford Chief Engineer page: 16
- Literature Available On Devflex 1, Fire Retardant Finish From Devoe Marine page: 16
- FMC Building 400-Foot Oceangoing Barge For Zidell Explorations page: 17
- Fuel Catalyst Described To Ship Operators- Literature Available page: 17
- Halter Marine Delivers Three Supply Boats To D.F. Levy Marine Ltd. I page: 17
- First U.S. Ferry Equipped With Cycloidal Propellers Set For Service Debut page: 18
- John Chandler Named York Vice President page: 18
- Announce Personnel Changes In Marine Branch At Phillips page: 18
- New England SNAME Meets Onboard M / V Bay Queen page: 19
- AMCA Forms Marine Unit; Names Gwyn President page: 20
- Brochure On Oil And Filter Change Intervals Available From Caterpillar page: 20
- Griffin-Alexander III Commissioned At Beth Baltimore page: 20
- IMODCO Names Blair Kerr VP-Special Projects page: 22
- CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT page: 24
- Skully Bros. Delivers Omaha Arrow, Second Of Six Supply Vessels page: 24
- Iowa Marine Delivers M/V Tony H page: 24
- Curtis S. Townshend Appointed Vice President Of Mobil Marine Sales page: 25
- Lease MARISAT Satellites For Use In Three Oceans page: 25
- 55th Annual PROPELLER CLUB CONVENTION page: 26
- Bayou Black Shipyard, Inc. Delivers 'Delta Christie' page: 34
- HBC Barge Installs New Launchways-First Phase In $4-Million Expansion page: 34
- Name O'Leary Marine Development Manager At Dillingham Ocean page: 36
- Tracor Marine Announces Production Appointments At Port Everglades Yard page: 38
- Literature Available From Gems Sensors On New Flow Transducer page: 38
- Vancouver Shipyards Launches Log Barge On A Film Of Water page: 41
- N e w V e r s i o n O f N a t i o n a l S u p p l y J a c k i n g System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le page: 50
- Christen First Of 12 Supply Boats For Golden Gulf Marine page: 52
- Anschuetz Hosts Exhibit For Major Manufacturers Of Marine Equipment page: 52
- 'Petromar Bravo# Delivered By Halter —Third Of Six Ordered page: 52
- Lavino Shipping Company Purchased By Management From Corporate Parent page: 53
- Pickands Mather Promote Several At Cleveland And Duluth Offices page: 53
- Burton Shipyard Inc. Names Three Officers page: 54
- Energy Freedom Christened At Bay Shipbuilding Corp. page: 54
- Launch Two Stern Trawlers At Halifax page: 54
- Taubler And Mullahy Promoted At Delaware Marine & Mfg. Co. page: 55
- IHI To Employ New Hull Form On 223,000-Dwt Bulk Carrier page: 55
- Halifax Yard Completes First Ship Lengthening Contract page: 56
- Wartsila And Keppel Shipyard To Manufacture Diesels In Singapore page: 56
- MarAd Awards $280,000 Research Contracts On Marine Use Of Coal page: 56
- Launch Carrier 'HMS Ark Royal' To Be Completed By Mid-'80s page: 56
- Levingston, CNC Sign Agreement To Build Jackups At La Ciotat page: 56
- Seaward International Opens New York Office page: 56
- Annual Meeting Of NWC To Be Held In St. Louis September 16-18 page: 57
- M/V Miss Sheila, M/V Cole Delivered By Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp. page: 58
- W h e e l e r Associates Names W a r y a s A Vice President page: 58
- 'Gulf Shark' Delivered To Gulf Fleet Marine page: 59
- Three Oceangoing Great Lakes Bulkers To Be Built In U.K. page: 59
- Raymond International Buys 600-Foot Crane Ship For $34.5 Million page: 60
- 'Red' Adair To Address Oil Spill Conference page: 60
- New Towboat Design At St. Louis Ship Results From Two-Year Research Program page: 60
- Alfa-Laval Publishes Corporate Brochure page: 60
- Award $860,000 Contract To Seaward Int'l For Saudi Harbor Protection page: 61
- Krupp Atlas Promotes Blayer And Drogowitz page: 61
- Sperry Introduces New Doppler Navigation Sonar —Literature Available page: 61
- National Marine Service Names Five To New Posts page: 61
- Argonne Labs Offers Fuel Saving Chart To Ship Operators page: 62
- Krupp Christens Bridge Simulator For Use In Hamburg Polytechnic page: 62
- Nuclear-Powered Sub 'Dallas' Joins The Fleet page: 63
- Appledore Gets $2-Million Order To Design Shipyard For Dome To Build Arctic Vessels page: 63
- Marathon's Vicksburg Yard Refines 'Walking' Process For Jackups page: 63
- $30-Million, Eight Vessel Contract Signed By Halter And Tidewater Marine page: 64
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- N e w Brochure Describes Regency's Polaris Line Of M a r i n e Electronics page: 65
- Marine Maintenance Seminar Scheduled For Oct. 28 In New York page: 66
- $270-Million Expansion Is Proposed For Port Of Portland page: 66
- A Report On ASNE Day 1981 page: 67
- Assistant Secretary Of Navy Outlines New U.S. Program To Achieve Maritime Superiority page: 68
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