January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Halter And Zapata Sign Contract For Four Tug Supply Boats

Halter Marine, Inc., and Zapata Marine Service, Inc. have signed a contract for the construction of four 185-foot tug/supply boats.

The new vessels will be the first supply boats to be built by Halter for Zapata. All will be built at Halter's Moss Point, Miss., division and will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 1982.

Each will be 185 feet in length, with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. Thev will each be powered by two EMD16-645-E6 engines developing 3,900 hp and will be equipped to carry bulk mud and perform a variety of towing and anchor-handling functions.

The new boats will be named Palmas Service, Trafalgar Service, Falcon Service, and Sable Service.

Halter Marine, Inc. owns and operates a group of shipyards in the Southeastern United States and is the world's largest builder of supply boats for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Other stories from January 4, 1982 issue


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.