Moss Point Y a r d Delivers Two Supply Boats

Moss Point Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss., delivered two supply vessels, bringing to nine the number of offshore work boats and barges the new shipbuilder has delivered in its first year of operation.

The Gulf Coast shipyard also announced the signing of a contract for construction of two 250-foot by 72-foot by 16-foot offshore deck barges.

Included in the recent deliveries were a 173-foot supply vessel for Golden Gulf Marine to be operated by Bosun-JMJ of New Orleans, and a 114-foot supply vessel f o r Sea Mar, Inc. of Lafayette.

The 173-foot M./V Golden Girl is the second of 12 vessels contracted by Golden Gulf for construction by Moss Point Marine. The 114-foot M/V Cape San Bias is the second such supply boat of a two-boat contract for Sea Mar.

The two 250-foot deck barges, which will be delivered later this year, will be built on Moss Point Marine's new tilt beam launch system that is capable of handling up to 300-foot vessels.

The Golden Girl has a fuel capacity of approximately 57,000 gallons, 1,500 barrels of liquid mud capacity, and 3,600 cubic feet of dry mud. Her deck load capacity is 550 tons and the vessel will accommodate a crew of 16 persons. The Cape San Bias has a fuel capacity of 23,700 gal- Ions, a deck load capacity of 125 tons, and will accommodate 14 crew.

The 17-acre Moss Point Marine yard is located just north of Pascagoula, Miss., on the East Pascagoula River, one mile north of Interstate 10. C o n s t r u c t i on personnel number close to 300.

The shipbuilder is scheduled to deliver seven more 173-foot supply vessels in 1982.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 64,  Oct 1981

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