Trinity Marine Group Delivers Detroit Diesel-Powered Ferry To Texas Transportation Department
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of the Trinity Marine Group has delivered the 100-foot passenger and vehicle ferry Mark G. Goode to the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. It has joined six other ferries working between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass, Texas, near Corpus Christi.
The Mark G. Goode is almost identical to the B.L. De Berry, and the J.C. Dingwall, double ended ferries built in 1987 by Halter Marine, Inc., also of the Trinity Marine Group.
The working car deck, with a beam of 44 feet, can accommodate 20 passenger vehicles and 10 walkon passengers. The elevated pilothouse is designed for total ship control in either direction by the placement of dual commmand stations and unrestricted 360-degree visibility.
Main engine propulsion is provided by two Detroit Diesel 8V92N engines developing 300 bhp at 1,800 coupled to Twin Disc MG 514 reverse/ reduction gears with a ratio of 5.16:1. Electrical power is supplied by a pair of 35-kw generators driven by two Detroit Diesel 3-71 engines.
The vessel's electrohydraulic steering system was provided by EMI of New Orleans and its pneumatic engine controls were manufactured by Wabco.
A partial list of the navigation and communications equipment includes a Sea-Tec radar with dual display units, two Horizon radio telephones, a Raytheon loud hailer, a Kahlenberg air horn and a Carlisle and Finch searchlight. An EMI engine alarm and fire detection system monitors all critical main engine and ship's services, and a USCGapproved Halon flooding system protects the engine room.
The Goode was built under American Bureau of Shipping rules and regulations and is ABS classed Maltese Cross A-l Ferry Service, Maltese Cross AMS, Inland Service, and is U.S. Coast Guard certified subchapter "T" with an admeasurement under 100 gross tons.
The Trinity Marine Group is owned by Trinity Industriews, Inc., Dallas, Texas. The group includes Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point Marine, Inc., Equitable Shipyards, Inc., Gretna Machine and Iron Works, Inc., Aluminum Boats, Inc., Thunderbolt Shipbuilding and Repair, Inc., and HBC Barge, Inc.
For free literature giving complete information on the facilities and capabilities of the Trinity Marine Group, Circle 17 on Reader Service Card
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