The Bellinger Shipyards, a division of Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc., recently delivered the M/V Inagua Island to West India Shipping Company, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla.
The heavy-lift, roll-on/roll-off, landing vessel is 267 feet by 60 feet by 16 feet, with a deadweight of 2,226 long tons. Propulsion power is supplied by three D 398 Caterpillar diesels of 850 shp each for a speed of 13 knots.
The design by Rudolph F.
Matzer and Associates, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., features a bow visor and ramp, a stern ramp and bow thruster. Classed by Bureau Veritas, the vessel will join the West India Line fleet, which specializes in handling large, heavy equipment on a worldwide basis. The unique design and capabilities of these vessels have also been utilized in North Sea pipelaying operations.
The Bellinger Yard, a subsidiary of the Fruehauf Corporation, is currently constructing another vessel for West India, which will be 320 feet by 70 feet by 20 feet.
Projected for delivery in December, the vessel will be the largest ever built at the Bellinger facilities.
The Bellinger Shipyards, 13911 Atlantic Boulevard, Jacksonville, Fla. 32225, also operates extensive repair facilities for all types of vessels up to 500 feet in length. Three floating drydocks are available, the largest of which provides a lifting capacity of 2,800 tons and a clear width of 57 feet. The yard is located eight miles from sea on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Sound. It is the largest vessel of its kind to ever be drydocked in Houma, La. This shoal draft vessel is one of a fleet of 15 which is owned by the West India Shipping Company, Inc., based in West Palm Beach, Fla. The ABS-classed vessel has a distinctive bow visor which opens to allow loading or unloading
in the ice trade, and was truly a pioneer of the tug-barge combination. The vessel was bought from Cornell Towing in 1912 and formed the West India Trading Co. as a joint venture. It was decided to employ the vessel to tow a massive barge loaded with molasses between Cuba and New Orleans,
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