January 4, 1982 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Halter To Build Two Tug/Supply Vessels For Petromar Offshore

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., and the Petromar Offshore Corporation, Rockport, Texas, has signed a contract for the construction of two 192-foot tug/ supply vessels. Both will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 1982.

When completed, the new boats will bring Petromar's fleet to a total of 16 tug/supply vessels all of which are Halter built.

The new vessels will be named the Petromar Princess and the Petromar Odyssey. Each will be 192 feet 6 inches long with a molded beam of 40 feet and molded depth of 15 feet. Each will be powered by two EMD 12645E7BA turbocharged diesel engines developing 2,305 hp each at 900 rpm. They will be equipped with a Smatco 92DAW towing winch and stern roller for towing and anchor handling.

Petromar currently operates four 3,000-bhp, 192-foot by 40- foot tug/supply boats, two 4,610- bhp, 192-foot' by 40-foot tug/ supply boats, and four 3,000-bhp, 185-foot by 40-foot tug/supply boats. All are designed to work in international waters and all are equipped for towing and anchor handling.

Four 3,900-bhp, 185-foot tug/ supply boats are under construction for Petromar at Halter's New Orleans division, and the two new vessels will be built at Halter's Chickasaw, Ala., shipyard.

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