Moss Point Marine To Build Multipurpose Boat For U.S. Agency

Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has been awarded a contract to build a 121-foot, multipurpose vessel for use by the U.S.

Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska.

The all-steel boat, designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle for operations in the Bering Sea and Southern Alaskan waters, will have a beam of 33 feet and depth of 14 feet.

The Anchorage-based vessel will serve many functions, including support for wildlife refuge camps, sea analysis of wildlife, and surveys of coastal land inhabitants.

The boat will have accommodations for a crew of 22, including quarters for short-term scientific personnel. She will be outfitted with advanced sonar and other electronic equipment for scientific analysis, and will have 4,800 cubic feet of cargo space. She will carry 40,000 gallons of fuel and 4,000 gallons of water.

John Dane III, president of Moss Point Marine, said, "The award of this contract is an indicator of our ability to build a wide range of specialized vessels while competing successfully throughout the nation." Moss Point Marine is currently building two 88-foot fireboats for the Port of Long Beach, Calif.; completing a 105-foot tug for the Panama Canal Commission; converting a 219-foot tug/supply boat to a well stimulation vessel for Dowell Schlumberger; and building two 135-foot landing craft (LCU) and thirty-one 110-foot lighters for the U.S. Navy.

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