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TRINITY DELIVERS POCAHONTAS, PASSENGER/VEHICLE FERRY, TO VIRGINIA

Pocahontas, a new 263- ft. (80.25-m), 500-passen-1 g e r / 7 0 - v e h i c l e ferry, was delivered to the Virginia Department of Transporta t i o n by Moss Point Marine, Inc., of the Trinity M a r i n e Group. She is now operating between James-1 town and Scotland, Va.

Overall, Pocahontas is 2 6 3 . 3 ft. long, w i t h a 65.3-ft. (19.9-m) beam, a n d a 10-ft. (3.05-m) normal operating draft. She is powered by t w o General Motors EMD 12- 6 4 5 E6 diesel engines developing 1,300 hp each at 8 0 0 rpm. They drive Voith Schneider propulsion and steering units mounted below the b o w and stern. John Dane III, president of the Trinity M a r i n e Group, said the system is in use on approximately 3 0 0 ferries w o r l d w i d e and that Trinity shipyards have built more vessels with Voith Schneider cycloidal propulsion units than any other U.S. shipbuilder.

He added that Trinity holds a n option with the state of V i r g i n i a for a n additional ferry. Electrical power for the Pocahontas is provided by three L i m a / M a r a t h o n 7AK-150 generators driven by three Detroit Diesel V 7 1 - N diesel engines. She is equipped with two Raytheon radars and four I C OM radios, a n d has a capacity for 2 0 , 0 0 0 gallons of fuel and 4 , 5 0 0 gallons of potable water. Pocahontas is ABS classed A l Ferry Service a n d certified by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Trinity has also built ferries for use in the V i r g i n Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama and the West Indies.

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