Offshore Shipbuilding Delivers Passenger/Vehicle Ferry

The M/V Governor James Baxter Hunt Jr. was delivered recently to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The 129-foot 6-inch ferry was built by Offshore Shipbuilding, Inc. of Palatka, Fla. The vessel was designed for river and sound service by the North Carolina Ferry Division. Detailed design was performed by Bold Craft Engineering and Offshore Shipbuilding, Inc.

The vessel was built to United States Coast Guard Subchapter "T" requirements for small passenger vessels, as well as structural fire and damaged stability requirements.

The Governor Hunt is propelled by twin Caterpillar 3412 DITA engines driving propellers thru Twin Disc MG 520 gears and 4'/2-inch Aquamet 18 shafts. WABCO controls, IPS engine order telegraph and a SSI Monitoring system are also installed. Electrical power is supplied by Caterpillar model 3304T diesels driving Kato 90-kw generators through a switchboard supplied by IPS. A Perkins model 4-336 coupled to a Lima SER emergency generator and a C02 firefighting system are installed to handle emergency situations. Electronics include two Raytheon 3500 radars, a Raytheon F360D depth sounder and a Raytheon VHF.

In addition to offshore supply vessels and tugs, Offshore Shipbuilding Inc. has delivered passenger vessels of various types and sizes. The yard is currently rebuilding a 3,000-hp tug.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Dec 15, 1984 P.D. Hurst

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