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Propulsion for the twin-screw
Viking 2000 Class towboats is sup- plied by a pair of Caterpillar 3612 diesels, rated at 6,800 hp at 900 rpm. The twin Cats drive two kort nozzled five-blade variable-pitch stainless steel propellers via Reintjes
WAV 4450 marine gears. Karl
Senner, Inc., New Orleans, supplied the Reintjes reverse reduction gears with internal hydraulic propeller shaft brakes and two Rexroth pneu- matic remote control systems.
Auxiliary power is provided by two 165-kw Caterpillar SR-4 gen- erators driven by Caterpillar 3306Ts supplied by Beckwith Machinery Co.
A unique feature of the Viking 2000 Class is its vibration isolated upperdeck and pilothouse, which offers the crew a more comfortable ride and reduces stress on sensitive communication and navigation sys- tems. Viking Maritec reports that the Viking 2000 Class design offers the advantages of reduced lube oil consumption, 50,000 hours before engine overhaul, full ahead to full astern in "eight seconds flat," and a large potable water capacity.
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Main engines (2) .. Caterpillar
Generator engines Caterpillar
Reduction gears... Reintjes
Engine controls.... Rexroth
Capstans Schoellhorn Albrecht
Deck winches NABRIC0
Coatings .... International Paint
VHF radio, SSB radio IC0M
Pumps Ingersoll Rand
Separator Alfa Laval
Autopilot Radio Zeeland
Steering controls . Control General
Fuel monitoring.... .... Phoenix Fuel Sys.
Boats & Barges
National Marine's M/V Elizabeth Dewey and M/V Cindy Celeste bow-to-bow on the Ohio River prior to christening ceremonies.
Double Christening Held
National Marine Towboats
Over 500 Attend Ceremonies For Viking Maritec-Designed Boats
The second and third of a series of three Viking 2000 Class towboats built by the Boat Division of
Avondale Industries, Inc., were re- cently christened in ceremonies on the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky.
The 168-foot-long boats were named the M/V Elizabeth Dewey, operated by Western Kentucky Navi- gation, Inc., and M/V Cindy Celeste, operated by B&H Towing, Inc. Both
Paducah companies have long-term operating agreements with owner
National Marine, Inc. of New Or- leans.
The two vessels are already in
More than 500 people attended the double chris- tening of the Viking 2000 Class towboats on the
Ohio River in Paducah, Ky. service barging mixed cargoes on the Mississippi and other inland waters.
The first of the class, the Karen
K., is being operated by the Stokes
Towing Company, Inc., Greenville,
Sponsors of the M/V Cindy Celeste were Cynthia Helen Lay and Jen- nifer Celeste Lay, daughters of
B&H Towing president Buck Lay.
The M/V Elizabeth Dewey was chris- tened by Elizabeth Marie Dewey, daughter of Western Kentucky Navi- gation president David Dewey.
More than 500 people were in attendance at the dual christening, which was presided over by John P.
O'Toole, president of Viking
Maritec, Inc. Other principals in attendance included: Barry Heaps, vice president and manager at
Avondale Boat Division; Dominic
Verona, president of National Ma- rine, Inc., Joseph J. Keppel, presi- dent and chief executive officer of the Ventura Group; Comdr. Jack
Burri, U.S. Coast Guard; and Mr.
Lay and Mr. Dewey.
Built at a cost of about $7 million each, the Cindy Celeste and the
Elizabeth Dewey, along with their sister Karen K, were designed by
Viking Maritec, Inc., Oakdale, Pa., an affiliate of the Vectura Group of companies. Viking Maritec, which holds all the design and proprietary rights of Dravo Marine Equipment
Co., has constructed over 8,000 hulls, about 5,000 of which are still in service.
Mr. Verona said of the two new towboats, "They are everything we thought they'd be on paper. They were well-designed and engineered by Viking. They have exceeded our
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