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Marino Inland Fabricators Builds Live-Aboard Towboat For TIC Marino Sorvicos

As a continuation of its expansion into new markets, Marine Inland Fabricators has built a liveaboard towboat at its Panama City, Fla. yard. Delivery was made to TLC Marine Services, Inc. of Lockport, La.

The largest boat Marine Inland Fabricators has built to date, Chad D has 55' x 18' x 6' molded dimensions and is powered by two rebuilt Detroit Diesel 8V-71 naturally aspirated diesel engines with Twin Disc MG-509 gears at 2.95:1 reduction. Propellers are 36" x 26" fourblade "workhorse" wheels by Michigan Wheel Corp.

The steering system, designed by Bollinger Shipyards, consists of Kobelt electric jog controls over a hydraulic system and dual steering cylinders. Living accommodations consist of a galley, bunk room for two crew, bathroom and shower. A Humphrey sanitation system processes effluent.

The boat will be used as a service vessel for the oil and gas rigs in "oil patch" of southern Louisiana and Texas. The boat is capable of carrying tankage of 5,600 gallons of fuel and 5,600 gallons of potable water. A John Deere diesel 4039DM genset supplies 25 kW three-phase electric power to the boat's transfer pumps, steering, lighting, navigation equipment and the central air conditioning installed by Complete Air Conditioning & Refrigeration. For more information on Marine Inland Fabricators, Circle 76 on Reader Service Card




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