Mid-Coast Delivers The Clemente Guillen

Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. of Coos Bay, Ore., announced the recent delivery of a 72-foot twin-screw towboat, Clemente Guillen (shown above), to Roca Fosforica Mexicana SA de CV of Mexico City.

The vessel was designed by David J. Seymour, Ltd., naval architect of San Francisco, Calif. Home port will be Lopez Mateos, B.C.S.

The vessel was delivered under its own power to the Magdellena Bay area of Baja California. Features of the towboat are twinscrew 12v-149 Detroit Diesel engines rated at 700 hp, each driving four-blade Coolidge propellers in Mid-Coast Marine nozzles. The reverse gears are Twin Disc MG 520 (5:1 ratio). The bollard pull of the vessel exceeds 41,500 pounds and draws 6 feet 9 inches of water. The nozzles offer added protection to the marine life that uses the Boca de Soledad for shelter.

The duties of the towboat will be shifting construction equipment in the bay along with pushing 6,000-dwt barges loaded with phosphate to the export terminal in Magdellena Bay. The pilothouse vision is superb with eye level being 32 feet above the waterline.

Top speed for the vessel is 12.2 knots and averaged 10.4 knots in the run down the coast to its home port.

This is the third vessel delivered to the Mexican firm from Mid-Coast Marine within the past year.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 45,  Nov 1981

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