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Halter Marine Delivers Three Supply
Boats To D.F. Levy Marine Ltd. I
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EMD engines developing 2,520 hp power the April Showers, and sister ships Spring
Mist and September Morn, delivered recently by Halter Marine to D.F. Levy Marine
Ltd. I of Morgan City, La. The tug/supply boats are the third, fourth, and fifth boats of a six-vessel contract.
FMC Building 400-Foot
For Zidell Explorations
Construction started recently at FMC Corporation's Marine and
Rail Equipment Division, Port- land, Ore., on a 400-foot-long deck cargo barge for Zidell Explora- tions, Inc. Delivery of the barge is scheduled for December. The largest new barge ever built for
Zidell, it will be certified for ocean service and named "Z Big 1" by its owners.
Emery Zidell, president of Zi- dell Explorations, Inc., said, "We perceive this barge to be the first of a series of larger units we plan to acquire for our lease fleet worldwide."
William R. Galbraith, division vice president, sales at FMC, said, "The 'Z Big 1' exemplifies the big barge construction capability provided by our 650-foot-long side-launch ways."
Although the barge is being built as a deck cargo vessel, it will be fitted with piping for easy conversion to a petroleum tank barge with a capacity of 150,000 barrels, and ocean certi- fication. The principal particulars are: length, overall — 400 feet; beam, molded — 99 feet 6 inches; depth, molded — 25 feet; draft, loaded — 19 feet 4 inches; and deck cargo capacity—18,500 long tons.
Fuel Catalyst Described
To Ship Operators-
A fuel catalyst, Clean Power, was the recent focus of discus- sion at the Whitehall Club in New
York. Company executives and engineers from 11 shipping com- panies convened to learn more about the product. The fuel cat- alyst is currently being used by several Scandinavian ship lines, who are reporting definitive fuel savings and lengthened mainte- nance intervals through cleaner engines.
Guest speaker at the confer- ence was Nils Erik Flink, super- intendent of engineering for Tor
Lines, Gothenbere, Sweden. Mr.
Flink reports, "The Tor Lines have been using Clean Power for about 2!/' years, and we have retrofitted most of our ships for use of the product." He pre- sented to the group a mainte- nance cost savings chart that re- flected figures before and after use of the catalyst. "We have ex- perienced extremely satisfying re- sults with Clean Power. Exhaust valve life has been extended from 2,500 hours to 4,000 hours. Rings, injectors, pistons, and turbine maintenance schedules have been virtually rewritten." Mr. Flink added that the engine cleanliness has resulted in a marked decrease in lubrication oil consumption.
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September 1, 1981
Halter Marine, Inc., New Or- leans, La. has delivered three new tug/supply boats to D.F. Levy
Marine Limited I of Morgan City,
The new vessels, April Show- ers, Spring Mist and September
Morn are the third, fourth, and fifth in a six-boat contract. The vessels are now working for ma- jor oil companies in the Gulf of
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 de- veloping 1,260 hp each at 810 rpm. Falk LST reduction gears
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Westinghouse, and a 300-hp Bird-
Johnson bowthruster driven by a
GM8V71 diesel engine improves maneuverability and station keep- ing of the boats.
The vessels can carry 4,000 cu- bic feet of dry bulk mud and 1,660 barrels of liquid mud. Each new boat also has a cargo capac- ity 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 en- gines provide electric service while two Quincy D325 compres- sors 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 larg- est builder of supply vessels for the offshore oil and gas industry. 17
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