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Moss Point Marine Delivers

New Sternwheeler, Colonel

Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Esca- tawpa, Miss., recently delivered the 800-passenger, sternwheel excursion boat Colonel to her owner, the

Colonel Museum, Inc. in Galveston,

Texas. The 152-foot vessel is now providing historical and dinner cruises of the Galveston Bay har- bor.

The Colonel can serve 500 for din- ner, and is equipped with catering facilities, bars, bandstands, and dance floors. Her two main salons, the Galveston Room and the Texas

Room, each seat 250 diners and can host separate parties. Large win- dows afford passengers unob- structed views while allowing more passengers to use them. She also has a large, open promenade deck at the upper level.

The new excursion vessel is oper- ated by New Orleans Paddlewheels (Texas) Inc., whose parent firm op- erates the Creole Queen in New


The Colonel has a beam of 40 feet and depth of 8 feet 6 inches. She is powered by two Caterpillar 3408 diesels, each developing 365 bhp at 1,800 rpm. They drive five-bladed, stainless steel propellers via Cater- pillar 7221 reverse/reduction gears.

An EMI electro-hydraulic steering system, with control stations at three locations, guides the vessel; steering is enhanced by a 112-hp

Propulsion Systems bow thruster.

Passenger comfort is maintained year-round by 56 tons of Carrier air conditioning and heating. Power for the air conditioning and other ship's services is provided by two Caterpil- lar 3306 diesels driving two Delco 135-kw generators.

The new sternwheeler is named after W.L. Moody Sr., a Confeder- ate colonel during the Civil War, who founded several enterprises in- cluding banks and a cotton compa- ny in Galveston.

Aluminum Boats Delivers High-Speed

Crew/Utility Vessel To A&P Boats

The 115-foot Oriole, built by Alu- minum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point,

La. for A&P Boat Rentals of Cut

Off, La., gives new meaning to the term "crew/utility vessel." the all- aluminum, triple-screw boat can not only haul 63 people, 30 long tons of cargo, and 12,000 gallons of rig water; it can also fight off-ship fires with a 700-gpm monitor mounted aft. When not carrying rig water, she can haul up to 80 tons of cargo on her spacious aft deck.

The new vessel has a beam of 24 feet and depth of 9'/£ feet. She is powered by three Detroit Diesel 12V71TI engines developing a total of 1,530 bhp. They drive Federal 36- inch propellers via Twin Disc MG- 514 reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 2.5:1. Two Delco 40-kw gen- erators driven by Detroit 3-71 die- sels provide electrical power for ship's service and wheelhouse elec- tronics.

Compressed air for starting the


In the harsh reality of an emergency at sea. time-after-time those who had the foresight to have an Imperial Survival Suit onboard and put it on. lived. Even when freezing waters killed their unprepared shipmates. Imperial kept them afloat, warm, safe and alive for hours, even days. In one documented case, four men survived nine hours in 35 F water with 100 m.p.h. winds and 25 hours on a frozen beach. Over 300 people have cheated death by wearing Imperial

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Insulates Against Hypothermia- seals out cold, holds body heat

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Without a Survival Suit cold water kills quickly. The human body loses heat 23 times faster in water. Even with a flotation device, your chances of surviving a short time without adequate insulation are remote. If the initial shock doesn't kill you. the effects of hypothermia can cause death in minutes. In fact, according to the

U.S. Coast Guard. "History has shown most victims of accidents in cold water, even when buoyed by life preservers, have died before they were rescued'.'

Meets Rigid Standards: Every Suit tested with Underwriters Laboratory supervision.

Built-in Whistle aids rescue

Light Pocket holds U.S.C.G. approved PFD light

Built-in Buoyancy supports indefinitely even if completely flooded

Buddyline helps crew stay together

Lifting Harness is tested for 1000 pounds

Highly Visible international orange color & 3M Solas Grade reflective tape

Ankle Tighteners adjusts for better fit and mobility

Attached Hard Soles provide non-skid traction

Flame & Fire Retardant materials available

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Circle 212 on Reader Service Card main engines, the generator sets, and the Morse engine control sys- tem is provided by two Quincy 208

VAC units. A Demming pressure set supplies the galley, heads, shower, drinking fountain, and deck and en- gine room taps. A Raritan massera- tor sanitation system is installed for pollution control.

The pilothouse is equipped with two electro-hydraulic steering sta- tions, with one facing aft for back- down on rigs. Stainless steel hydrau- lic tubing is used throughout the boat.

The off-ship fire-fighting system, unusual for a crewboat, consists of a keel-cooled Detroit Diesel 3-53 en- gine driving a Hale 700-gpm pump at 150 psi through an Elkhart 292 monitor. A feature of this system is its portability; when not in use the monitor can be stowed to avoid damage while loading and unload- ing cargo. It features an easy on/off coupler to allow quick connect for rapid response to any emergency.

Passenger and crew comfort is aided by eight tons of custom- designed, keel-cooled air condition- ing. The maintenance-free system, designed by South Lafourche Air

Conditioning Service, utilizes Co- pelomatic compressors and con- densers that are keel-cooled by 120 feet of aluminum piping.

Navigation/communications equipment includes a Sitex/Koden

Loran C; Sperry autopilot, compass, and rudder angle indicator; Furuno 701 and 711 radars, Datamarine depth sounder; Standard Horizon

VHF radio; and Motorola SSB ra- dio.

Southern Steamship

Appoints Spilling

As VP/Operations

The Southern Steamship Agency,

Inc., recently announced the ap- pointment of Robert B. Spilling as vice president, Mississippi River operations.

In his new capacity, Mr. Spilling will head up Southern Steamship

Agency's New Orleans office, and will be responsible for agency ser- vices in the ports of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. 12 Maritime Reporter/Engineering News

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