Halter Marine Converts Crewboat For Fisheries Patrol Service

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has converted the 100-foot, aluminum crewboat Southern Light, into a fisheries security vessel for the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

As the boat will patrol the territorial waters of the Marshall archipelago, her fuel capacity was expanded from 2,400 gallons to 9,000 gallons and crew accommodations were increased from six to 12. New communications, navigation, and detection equipment was installed and a new, larger mast was included to serve the new radars, antennae, and sensors.

The Southern Light also received a water maker, gun mounts, deck awning, rescue platform, general hull repairs, and a bright new paint scheme.

She made the trip from New Orleans to her Pacific home, port of Majuro, under her own power.

Halter Marine, Inc., is part of the Trinity Marine Group which is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Other shipyards in the group are Halter's Moss Point, Miss., and Lockport, La., shipyards, Equitable/Halter shipyards in New Orleans and Madisonville, La., Moss Point Marine, Inc., in Escatawpa, Miss., and Gretna Machine and Iron Works in Harvey, La.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 57,  Apr 1988 New Jersey

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