$13-Million, Five-Boat Contract Completed By Moss Point Marine With Delivery Of Tugs To Jordan

The Trinity Marine Group has completed a five-boat, $13-million contract with the delivery of two 106-foot docking tugs from Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., to the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The new tugs, Amman and Aqaba, are each 106.5 feet in length, with a 34-foot molded breadth, and 16-foot molded depth.

Each is powered by two General Motors EMD-8-645F7BA engines developing a total of 3,200 bhp driving through Reintjes VAL1850 reduction gears with a ratio of 4.454:1.

Auxiliary and ship's service power is provided by two Caterpillar 3406DITA 200-kw generators. The boats are also equipped with controllable pitch propellers inside steerable Kort nozzles.

Each tug is also equipped with four water/foam fire monitors with a capacity of 1,600 gpm, and each boat has accommodations for a crew of eight.

The tugs made the 8,000-mile trip from New Orleans to Aqaba on their own bottoms with crews provided by Morrill and Associates, New Orleans.

The boats' permanent crews are now being trained in vessel operations and maintenance by training teams supplied by Moss Point Marine, Inc.

The other vessels in the U.S. AID (Aid for International Development) contract were two 60-foot steel towboats built by Moss Point Marine, Inc., and one 50-foot steel and aluminum pilot boat built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, a sister shipyard to Moss Point Marine in the Trinity Marine Group.

Other shipbuilding companies in the group are Halter Marine, Inc., Gretna Machine and Iron Works, Inc., Aluminum Boats, Inc., HBC, Inc., and Trinity-Beaumont.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 58,  Jul 1990

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