Bollinger Delivers 145-ft. Supply/Utility Boat To Bordelon
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport. La., has delivered the 145-ft. (44.1 m) supply/ utility boat Wes Bordelon to Bordelon Marine - the first of three nearly identical supply/utility vessels under construction at Bollinger for Bordelon.
Like others named after Bordelon family members, Wes Bordelon measures 145 ft. (44.1 m) with a 36-ft. (10.9 m) beam and a draft of 11.5 ft. (3.5 m).
The vessel is powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines rated at 750 bhp at 1,600 rpm, driving Bollinger 72 x 57-in., four-blade propellers through Twin Disc reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1. Hydraulic steering is installed at two pilothouse stations and a 272 hp Schottel, STT-110 bowthruster aids steering.
The Cummins engines feature a "package" that meets new IMO (International Maritime Organization) emission standards with direct drive liquid mud pumps off of the main engines thereby eliminating belt systems. The vessel's electrical power is provided by two Cummins diesels driving two Cummins 99 kW generators.
Wes Bordelon, which is named for Bordelon Marine's co-owner and vice president of Operations, is equipped with four liquid mud tanks with a total capacity of 49,332 gallons. It can hold 28,675 gallons of fuel, 400 gallons of oil, 250 gallons of hydraulic fluids and 13,776 gallons of potable water. The boat's 95 x 32 ft. (28.9 x 9.7 m) aft decks can carry up to 390 long tons of cargo.
Accommodations onboard can hold two officers, four crew and 10 guests, while the galley can serve 25 persons.
A partial list of navigation and communications equipment] includes: two Furuno radars; a Furuno GPS unit with plotter; an autopilot; two Furuno VHF radios; Nautex antennas and Motorola cell phones.
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