Swiftships, Inc., of Morgan City, La., has been awarded a contract to build two 50-foot aluminum fire/rescue boats for the Plaquemines Parish Commission Council.
The all-aluminum vessels are designed for fire-fighting, paramedic, and rescue work. They will operate in Plaquemines Parish at various points along the Mississippi. They are scheduled for delivery to the council in early June of 1983.
The vessels will be 50 feet long overall with a beam of 16 feet and a draft of 3 feet. Each vessel will be powered by a GM 8V-92 turbocharged diesel engine producing a 26-knot speed. Firefighting capability includes carrying 300 gallons of foam and a pumping capacity of 1,500 gpm at 150 psi. The full load displacement of each vessel is 42,000 pounds.
The most modern and efficient coal export terminal in the world was officially opened recently at a site 40 miles south of New Orleans in Plaquemines Parish. The d e d i c a t i o n c e r e m o n i es marked completion of the $63- million expansion of International Marine Terminals, which equipped
Inland and coastal giant christens ATB duo Jason E. Duttinger and Winna Wilson in an October New Orleans ceremony. The crew of the Jason E. Duttinger took a break from hauling coal between Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and Florida on Oct. 30 as Kirby Corp. of Houston christened the articulated tug-and-barg
Plaquemines and American Patriot Holdings plan new container port-vessel system. Plans are underway for a new 4,200-acre intermodal container terminal within the Port of Plaquemines Harbor and Terminal District. The project, a partnership (Exclusivity Agreement) between the Port and American Patriot
Workboat requirements will soar as heightened safety requirements for LNG transit demand tighter oversight. The Louisiana Gulf is gearing up to export liquefied natural gas from Sabine Pass and Lake Charles in the state’s southwest and Plaquemines Parish in the southeast. Over the next five years, as LNG
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The newest addition to the U.S. Coast Guard fleet, a 47-foot rescue vessel designed and built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS), successfully righted itself in 5.3 seconds during its first test, conducted recently at the Textron shipyard in New Orleans. This patrol and rescue boat has the capability
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. Lake Assault Delivers Multi-Mission Craft to Secaucus, NJ The Secaucus (NJ) Fire Department has placed a 28- foot Lake Assault Boats ? re? ghting and rescue craft into service. The department’s ? re? ghting and emergency re- sponse area includes a large portion of the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers (and