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AMT Marine To Construct

Utility Boat

AMT Marine expects to take delivery in May of a 136 x 34 x 12 ft. (41.4 x 10.3 x 3.6 m) mini-supply boat from

Hope Services, Dulac, La. The boat, which is being designed by Frank

Basil's Entech and Associates, will be powered by a pair of Cummins V-12

KTA38 MO main engines rated for 850- hp each at 1,800-rpm and driving through Twin Disc MG5301 gears with a ratio of 5.96:1. A 66 x 54-in five-blade prop from Padgett-Swan will be mount- ed on the end of each six-in. stainless steel shaft.

A computer modeling has shown a gain of up to 1.5 knots with this combi- nation, and the five-blade props as opposed to four-blade. The boat is designed with a large 75 x 32-ft. (22.8 x 9.7 m) clear open aft cargo deck -equiv- alent in size to many 150-ft. (45.7 m) utility boats. Equipped with a 250-hp

Thrustmaster tunnel bowthruster with hydraulic power from a 300-hp Cum- mins NTA855, electrical service will be provided by two Cummins 6CT 75 kW gensets.

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Sneed Delivers Pushboat To

Blessey Marine

Measuring 65 x 24 ft. (19.8 x 7.3 m) David F.

Stone, was constructed by Sneed Shipbuilding for Blessey Marine Services.

Located in Harahan, La., Blessey

Marine Services has taken delivery of a 65 x 24 ft. (19.8 x 7.3 m) pushboat,

David F. Stone, built by Sneed Ship- building of Orange, Texas. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA19M main engines delivering a combined 1,000-hp through Reintjes WAF363L main gears, the vessel holds four-blade 64 x 52-in. props by Michigan Workhorse. Electri- cal power is provided by a 50 kW Stam- ford Newage generators driven by

March, 2000 61 6B5.9-D(M) Cummins engines, with cooling for both mains and gensets sup- plied by Fernstrum.

Achieving 10.5-mph on its maiden voyage, pushing a 10,000 barrel oil barge, the boat is capable of accommo- dating up to five people in three bunk rooms. Its first assignment, according to

Blessey Marine's Steve Proehl, is to push a 20,000 barrel barge on the Gulf

Intercoastal Waterway.

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Bulk Carrier Completed For

Millennium Shipping

Amalia. a 75,100-dwt bulk carrier, ordered by Millennium Shipping Corp. was completed at the Maizuru Works of

Hitachi Zosen. Registered in Greece, the vessel was delivered to its owner on

January 26.

Equipped with an energy-efficient

Hitachi Zosen MAN B&W 6S60MC type main engine, and the Hitachi Zosen

Super Stream Duct (SSD) at its stern,

Amalia holds superior propulsion effi- ciency. Amalia is the third Hitachi Pana- max Jumbo vessel to include greater cargo capacity, as well as increased deadweight tonnage.

Main Particulars

Flag Greek

Length, (o.a.) 712 ft. (217 in)

GT 39,783

Cargo capacity 89,450 cu. m.

Main engine Hitachi Zosen MAN B&W

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