St. Louis Ship Delivers 6,000-HP Towing/Supply Boat To Gulf Fleet Marine

Richard M. Currence, president of Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, New Orleans, La., has announced the addition of Gulf Fleet No. 65, a 190-foot by 40-foot by 16- foot 6,000-hp class towing/supply vessel, which is powered by twin EMD 12 645-E7C diesel engines through twin Reinjes WAV 2740, 4:1 ratio reduction gears. The vessel is equipped with two 100.75- inch I.D. Kort Nozzles with twin four-bladed stainless-steel 100-inchdiameter wheels. She is equipped with a bow thruster powered by a 500 horsepower GM 12V-71 engine.

The vessel's towing/anchor-handling package consists of an Intercon DW200 double drum Waterfall towing winch with a 350,000-pound line pull at stall with capacity for 3,000 feet of 2-inch towing cable on each drum. Her stern roller has a 5-foot diameter with an 8-foot live section and center line groove.

Her bollard pull is certified at 150,000 pounds.

The Gulf Fleet No. 65 has a 100- foot by 31-foot clear deck area with maximum capacity for deck cargo at 670 long tons. Her underdeck capacities include drill water at 128,515 U.S. gallons, fuel oil at 139,290 U.S. gallons, potable water at 10,555 U.S. gallons and lube oil at 3,030 U.S. gallons.

The vessel has six bulk tanks with maximum capacity of 6,320 cubic feet and she may carry drilling fluids including liquid mud, calcium chloride and calcium bromide up to 1,524 barrels.

The Gulf Fleet No. 65 was built by St. Louis Ship, a division of Pott Industries, and represents the first of four vessles in this class to be delivered to Gulf Fleet by St.

Louis Ship within the next 10 months.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 10,  Oct 1983

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