Halter Delivers Tug/Supply Boat To D.F. Levy Marine
Halter Marine, Inc. has delivered the Summer Sun (shown above), a tug/supply boat, to D.F. Levy Marine Limited I, Morgan City, La. She is the second of six vessels to be built at Halter's Moss Point, Miss., division for the Morgan City operator. A sister vessel, the Spring Rain, was delivered recently, while the April Showers, Spring Mist, September Morn, and Winter Snow will follow this summer. The two new vessels are now serving the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Summer Sun is 180 feet in length with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two GM Electro-Motive Division 12-567 BC diesel engines developing 1,260 horsepower each at 810 rpm. Falk LST reduction gears with a ratio of 2.98:1 turn the two stainless-steel, 90-inchdiameter four-bladed propellers.
Engine controls were provided by Westinghouse and a Bird-Johnson 300-hp bow thruster driven by a GM Detroit Diesel 8V71 engine improves maneuverability and station keeping.
The Summer Sun can carry 4,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud and 1,660 barrels of liquid mud. She has a cargo capacity of 525 long tons and has 3,177 square feet of cargo space on her aft deck, which is fitted with an HBL anchor windlass.
Two Delco 99-kw generators powered by GM Detroit Diesel 8V71 engines p r o v i d e e l e c t r ic service, while two Quincy D325 compressors supply air service. Ballast, bilge, and fuel transfer pumps were provided by Aurora. The Summer Sun is American Bureau of Shipping classed + A-l, Full Ocean Towing, "E", AMS, and is U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter I and U.S. Public Health approved.