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The El Audaz (foreground) underway with the Centauro Del Norte.

El Audaz (continued from page 22)

Steering gear is hydraulic, a Wag- ner LAZ-16-35 furnished by W.E.


Four 100-hp Vilter compressors power the ammonia refrigeration system. The bow thruster is a

Michigan/Jastram BU60 with a 49-inch propeller, powered by a

Detroit 12V71 diesel engine with an output of 400 bhp at 2,100 rpm.

The main hydraulic systems were furnished by Marco. They include the WS 454 Super Seiner II seine winch, 3020 cork line winches,

WO 332 brailing winch, and B56A power block. Miscellaneous Gear- matic winches are provided for vanging, topping, choking, and strapping.

Incorporated into the hydraulic system is a Slattery Alaska Ma- rine deck crane on the forward deck and a Morris Whaley ring stripper. Navigation aids include a

Sperry 8T autopilot and a Mark 37 gyrocompass.

Electronics, furnished by Honor

Marine of San Diego and installed by Sassman Electronics of Mobile, include two Furuno FR1011 ra- dars, Whelen strobe light, Furuno

FE8130F echosounder, Taiyo ADF,

Furuno VHF/ADF, Navidyne

ESZP-3000 satellite navigation,

Hull 2320A radiotelephone, Mor- row SSB radio, Hull 922R/5 radio,

Raytheon VHF radiotelephone system, Honor Marine public ad- dress system, Furuno FAX143 fac- simile recorder, Bear Cat 300 scanning receiver, Sea Temp sea- water temperature monitor, and

Telcor windspeed indicator. A

Krupp-Atlas sonar model 950 was also included in the electronics package.

Other equipment includes Crane

Deming pumps, Buffalo Forge fans,

Red Fox sewage treatment system,

Westphalia (Centrico) centrifuges,

Quincy air compressors, Argur alarm systems, Ansul engine room

Halon fire suppression system, Cu- tler Hammer controllers, Wauke- sha stern bearings and seals, Hose

McCann navigation light systems,

International Paint coating sys- tems, Engelhard Chloropacs, Ev- erpure chlorinators, and Micros fresh water distillers.

The Bender-built tuna seiners have steel hulls and pilot houses of aluminum, reinforced for heli- copter landings. Each boat is ca- pable of carrying 1,200 tons of fish, 85,000/200,000 gallons of fuel, and 8,500 gallons of fresh water at a speed of 16 knots.


Master Boat Builders

Saudi Tug Services, a joint ven- ture company of McAllister Tow- ing and Transportation and Olayan

Financing Company, has taken delivery of four offshore supply vessels built by Master Boat

Builders, Inc. of Bayou LaBatre,


The four new vessels—Amir Ex- press, Khalifah Express, Malik

Express, and Sultan Express—are on long-term charter to ARAMCO.

Each has an overall length of 110 feet, molded beam of 26 feet, and molded depth of 10 feet 6 inches.

Main propulsion power is sup- plied by twin GM Detroit Diesel 16V71 engines, each with an out- put of 455 bhp at 1,800 rpm, driv- ing through Twin Disc MG 518 re- duction gears having a ratio of 5:1.

Two 50-kw, 208/120-volt, 4-wire 60-cycle generators are driven by

Detroit Diesel 4-71 engines at 1,200 rpm.

Each vessel is equipped with 60- inch-diameter, 4-bladed bronze propellers, Cutlass rubber stern tube bearings, and dual Electrol hydraulic steering system. Engine controls are by KoBelt Pneumatic


Deck machinery includes a Nau- 1 7* ta tike 220 hydraulic pedestal crane and an electric, single-drum Mc-

Elroy anchor-handling winch.

Electronic gear includes Furuno 701 radar, Hull 922 20-channel

SSB radio, Datamarine Digital 3000 fathometer, Texas Instru- ment 9900 Loran C, and two Sailor 144 MAC VHF radios. Coatings were supplied by Devoe Coatings.

If you see two towing companies here, you're right!


Champion Swiftships

Champion Swiftships, Inc. of Pass

Christian, Miss., in the spring of 1983 delivered the first of a two- tug order, the 3,900-bhp Frank

Candies, to Otto Candies, Inc. of

Des Allemandes, La. The sister vessel, the Ben Candies, followed a few months later.

The Frank Candies has an over- all length of 117 feet, beam of 34 feet, and depth of 17 feet. The tug's main propulsion plant com- prises two GM Electro-Motive Die- sel 16-645-E6 engines, each rated 1,950 bhp at 900 rpm, driving two 117- by 86.1-inch Coolidge propel- lers through two Reintjes model 2650 reduction gears having a ra- tio of 5:1.

Electronic equipment includes two Furuno FR711 radars, a Ray- theon Ray 350 loudhailer, a Fu- runo LC70 Loran C, a Panasonic

RF4900 shortwave receiver, two

Apelco Clipper 82 VHF radios, a

Hull 255 SSB radio, an Okeanos

RS5000 satellite navigation unit, and a Datamarine 2650 depth sounder.

Other equipment includes a sin- gle-wildcat windlass by Markey, a

TDSD32 Markey towing winch, and a Halon fixed fire-fighting sys- tem. Coatings were supplied by


Main engines (2) . .

Reduction gears (2)

Propellers (2)



Generator engines . .

EMD . . . . Reintjes . . . . Coolidge

Rabe . . . . Goodrich

Detroit Diesel

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