Patti Industries Delivers Two Tugs, Receives Contracts For Two More

Patti Industries Inc. of Pensacola, Fla., recently delivered the M/V Rachael Mary and M / V Sylvia Curole. The Rachael Mary, a 1,200-hp tunnel designed 65-foot by 24- foot by 9-foot 6-inch Model bow tug was delivered to Hugh Eymard and Donald Vizier, and will work for Hugh Eymard Towing Co. Inc. of Harvey, La.

In addition to tunnels, the Rachael Mary was constructed with longitudinal framing, adding strength and fairing to the hull and superstructure. The Rachael is equipped with a pair of GM 16V71 main engines with 5:1 reduction, and two 30-kw generators supplied by George Engine Co. The hydraulic steering was furnished by Custom Hydraulics, air controls were Kobelt, and a Smatco towing winch with S.S. stern rollers was installed for anchor handling.

The Sylvia Curole was delivered to T.U.

Gruidry and Reynolds Curole. The 65-foot 1,000-hp tug was constructed with Patti's longitudinal and transverse frames, and is a sister ship to the M/V Katie Cheramie and M/V Julie Plaisance. The Sylvia will be working for Huey L. Cheramie Inc. of Galliano, La. The 12V71 GM engines and 30-kw generators were supplied by Kennedy Engine Co. of Mobile, Ala.

The delivery of the M / V Rachael Mary and the M/V Sylvia Curole makes five consecutive on-time deliveries in 1981 for Patti Industries. Patti's next delivery will be the M/V Harvey Viking, a 90-foot, 3,000-hp oceangoing tug. The Viking will be delivered to Harvey Gulf in early 1982.

Patti Industries Inc. also announced the signing of two new contracts. One contract is with Brazosport Towing Inc. of Freeport, Texas, for the construction of one 100-foot by 30-foot by 14-foot ABS-classed 3,000-hp oceangoing tug, and a contract with Monad Systems Inc. of Hampton, Va., for a 65-foot 1,200-hp Model bow tug.

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