Halter Marine Delivers Large Supply Boat To George Engine Co.
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a new 166-foot offshore supply vessel, Fay Hebert, to its owner, the George Engine Co. of Harvey, La.
The ship's overall dimensions are 166 feet in length, with a 38-foot breadth, 13-foot depth, and a normal operating draft of 11 feet. Her normal displacement is 1,370 long tons.
The 12-knot vessel is powered by two Detroit Diesel 16V-149NA diesel engines rated at 900 horsepower each at 1,800 rpm. Her reduction gears are Lohmann Stolterfoht with a 5.90:1 ratio. She swings two 74-inch-diameter stainless steel propellers. Air controls are by Westinghouse, and the steering system was manufactured by Skipper Hydraulics.
The Fay Hebert is also equipped with a Murray Tregurtha 300-hp bow thruster driven by a General Motors 8V-71 engine. The boat is equipped with a bulk mud system comprised of four vertical tanks with a total capacity of 3,000 cubic feet of dry bulk mud.
Auxiliary, deck, and galley equipment aboard the Fay Hebert includes two 75-kw generators powered by two General Motors 6-71 diesels, an HBL anchor windlass, a 22 point alarm/engine monitoring system, two Quincy air compressors, a Barnes pumping system serving five fire stations, a 28-cubicfoot refrigerator/freezer, four-burner range, and dishwasher.
The new offshore ship is American Bureau of Shipping classed A-l, Maltese Cross, AMS, and is U.S. Public Health approved. Halter Marine Services, Inc., operates seven shipyards in the United States, and is the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels.