NEWS Larger Crew Boat In keeping with the trend to larger crew/supply boat, Breaux's Bay Craft of Loreauville, La., have developed a new 175 x 31-ft. design. The first vessel being built to the new design will be for Joel Brousard's J&B Operations of Lockport, La. Previously that yards largest boat was 162 x 30. The new larger design will increase capacities from 17,000 gallons of fuel to nearly 25,000 gallons and rig water will increase from 40,000 to almost 50,000. Propulsion on the new crew boat will be four V-16 KTA50 M2 engines rated for 1800 hp at 1900 rpm with a heavy-duty rating. The engines will turn 50 x 54-in. four-blade props through Twin Disc MG6848 gears with 2.93:1 reduction. Design speeds for the vessel are approximately 29 knots light ship and 27 knots with 110 tons of cargo. Delivery of the new vessel, to be named M/V Ms. Caroline, is scheduled for the early spring of 2007. ana. The coupling will be a JAK-400 model pin and socket system with eight sockets in each wing of the barge notch to accommodate varying drafts of the barge. The pneumatically operated pins are 16 inches in diameter. Frank Basile said that the tug design has evolved from earlier designs that he has done of a similar size but this is the first configured as an ATB. The hull, with a molded depth of 17 ft., will be powered by a pair of ABS-certified 2000 hp, 60-liter V-16 Cummins QSK60 engines turning up to 1800 rpm into Reintjes gears with 7.45:1 ratios. The boat will be fitted with Nautican nozzles and shutter rudders. The vessel will also have three 99 kw generator sets. The elevated wheelhouse will have an eye level of 51.5 feet. Delivery of the new tug is scheduled for the end of 2007. ATB From Entech An innovative vessel being built to a Frank Basile/Entech design is the ATB tug for Brice Construction of Fairbanks, Alaska. The 84 x 36-ft. tug will be coupled to a 248 x 54-ft. barge using an Articouple system from Taisei Engineering of Japan. The Articouple-coupler is a two-point articulate connection the permits free pitching of the pusher relative to the barge. A model of the tug and barge was tank tested through to sea state 5 by Vison Thoma-Sea Tug For Penn ATB Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders in Lockport, La., is building an Entech-designed tug for Penn Maritime's latest ATB. The 4000hp 116 x 36-ft. tug will be mated to a 14,000-ton 90,000-barrel barge currently building at Corn Island Shipyard in Indi- Advanced Shiphandling in Manned Models USCG Approved Training See Course Listings Below! Affordable Luxury When You're Anchored in Boston The antiquity and charm of the original Mariners House has been updated to include all the modern amenities, featuring completely renovated private rooms, private baths, elegant common rooms and all the in-room necessities of modern life. We now offer a variety of conference packages. Please call for details. $ 50 per night including breakfast. Lunch and dinner offered daily. Guests must be active seafarers with proof of service. Starting at Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers the USCG approved "Advanced Shiphandling Training in Manned-Models" course. This training meets STCW (1995) Table A-11/2 requirements for assessing Management Level (Masters and Chief Mates) deck officers. Additional Training at Massachusetts Maritime Academy OPA-90 QI BST PSC Fast Rescue Boat Tankerman PIC GMDSS 100 Ton Master Advanced Shiphandling Radar Renewal ARPA BRM Visual Communications: Call for appoint. Medical Care/PIC 150 Years of Hospitality and Guidance to Professional Mariners 11 North Square, Boston, MA 0 2113 Voice (617) 227-3979 Fax (617) 227-4005 firstname.lastname@example.org www.marinershouse.org To Make a Reservation, call 1-877-SEA-9494 MARINERS HOUSE Please contact us for complete 2005 schedule Telephone 508-830-5019 Fax 508-830-5018 www.maritime.edu 10 · MarineNews · February, 2007
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