Moss Point Marine Launches Supply Boat For Argosy Offshore

Moss Point Marine, Inc. recently christened and launched the Argosy Navigator (shown below) fourth of five supply boats being built for Argosy Offshore Ltd. of Lafayette, La. She was christened by Lucille Taylor, wife of William R. Taylor, vice president and division general manager, Central Gulf Division, Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company. When completed, the vessel will work for Tenneco in the Gulf of Mexico.

The all-steel supply boat is 181 feet long with a beam of 40 feet and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two fuel-efficient Caterpillar 3512 engines developing a total of 2,400 bhp. These diesels drive two 80- inch-diameter, four-bladed propellers through Caterpillar reverse/reduction gears having a ratio of 5.11:1.

The vessel can carry 4,000 cubic feet of dry drilling mud and 1,540 barrels of liquid mud below deck, and about 600 long tons of cargo on her 3,800-square-foot aft deck. Fuel capacity is approximately 61,000 gallons and fresh water 11,000 gallons.

Accommodations are provided for 15 persons.

Argosy Navigator is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping + Al, AMS, and meets applicable U.S.

Coast Guard and Public Health Service regulations. She will soon join her Moss Point Marine-built sister vessels Argosy Captain, Argosy Admiral, and Argosy Commander, and will be followed by another identical boat, the Argosy Pilot.

Earlier this year Moss point delivered the Argosy Mate and Argosy Chief, two 140-foot vessels that serve as standby rescue and supply boats in the Gulf of Mexico.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 45,  Dec 1984 Louisiana

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