General Ship Repair To Build Tender/Breaker Under $921,320 Contract

The General Ship Repair Corporation, Baltimore, Md., recently was awarded a $921,320 contract by the State of Maryland's Department of Natural Resources to construct an 80-foot-long steel buoy tender/icebreaker.

The new vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in December 1988, is custom-designed, combining two vessels in one. The new combination vessel will be able to operate as a buoy tender in 3 feet 6 inches of water and as an icebreaker in 4 feet of water.

A special design feature of the new vessel is its propeller tunnels.

The design concept allows the vessel to break ice up to 12 inches thick without damage to the propellers or the propeller shafts. The new vessel will be based in Matapeake, Maryland, and will be powered by twinscrew diesel engines capable of generating 700 horsepower.

The General Ship Corporation provides a full range of services for all kinds of vessels including new construction, repair, and conversion.

The company offers 24-hour service anywhere in port or at sea.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Oct 1988

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