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Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers Clam Boats

A the final two in a series of four clam boats are being finished by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida for a pair of New Jersey brothers. The first two boats are already delivered to the group of four fishermen. The first and larger of the two latest vessels from Eastern will be delivered in June of this year to Martin Truex This is boat 94 x 25.5 x 13-feet will be powered by twin Cummins KTA19M3 main engines rated for 640 HP at 1800 RPM. These engines will swing 60 x 60-inch propellers through Twin Disc MG5170 gears with 5.03:1 reduction. A third Cummins KTA19 M3 engine will power a pump for loosening the sea bottom to facilitate the dredging process. Electrical needs are met with a pair of Cummins-powered 45 Kw generator sets. Deck equipment is supplied by Airline Hydraulics. Fuel capacity will be 12,000 gallons with 1,000 gallons for water and 85 gallons for lube oil. Accommodation for a crew of four is provided. The second vessel to be launched in August with the name Catherine Elizabeth will be a little smaller at 75 x 23.5 x 12. This boat will have a single Cummins KTA19M3 main engine turning a 60x54-inch propeller through a Twin Disc MG5170 with the same 5.03:1 reduction. A single Cummins-powered 45 Kw generator set will be installed for electrical needs. An additional auxiliary engine will power the dredging clam pump on this boat. Tankage will include: fuel 8000 gallons,


From China to Italy

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South China Shipyard (SCS) in is putting the final touches on a sturdy new anchor-handling tug for delivery to Italian buyers. The 42 by 11-meter vessel is powered by a pair of 60 liter V-16 Cummins QSK60 main engines. Each engine delivers 2200 hpat 1800 RPM into Reintjes WAF763 gears with 5.75:1 ratios and four-blade fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles. Electrical needs are met by a pair of Cummins QSM11 powered 240 Kw generators with a harbor set that is a Cummins-powered 60 KW generator.


Cummins,CitiCapital Launch Alliance for Finance

Cummins Inc. and CitiCapital have reached an agreement to promote a co-sponsored marine finance program. Under the agreement customers who purchase Cummins engines for various commercial vessels will receive exclusive finance products provided by CitiCapital. This agreement demonstrates the cooperative efforts of both companies by bringing together the premier manufacturer of marine engines and the world's largest financial services conglomerate. The agreement will initially cover the U.S


Cummins Power for Trico OSVs

Trico Marine Services is building two of the well-proven GPA 640 class DP2 equipped platform supply vessels at Bender Shipyards in Mobile Alabama. As with others of these Guido Perla and Associates designed vessels, main propulsion will be diesel electric. Each boat will employ three diesel-powered generators including two 1,825 kW (2,447 hp) generators powered by 16-cylinder Cummins QSK60 D(M) engines and one 910 kW (1,220 hp) generator powered by a Cummins KTA38 D(M) engine


Horizon Delivers New Z-drive Tug For Dixie Towing

Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou La Batre, Ala., delivered a Cummins-powered Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville Florida on January 12, 2001. The 70 x 26-ft. boat is powered by a pair of Cummins KTA19 M3 engines rated for 500 hp each at 1,800 rpm. The engines turn Ustein-Aquamaster 370H Z-drives with 52-in.(1321 m/m) propeller diameters. Dixie Towing owner Robert Gibbs explains that the new boat, named M/V Belle Watling, was nearly two years in planning


Photo: Commissioning of the BRAtt

Photo courtesy Alan Haig-Brown

The commissioning of the Cummins-powered, Robert Allan Ltd. designed training tug BRAtt at the ITS conference and trade show in Vancouver in May. At the commissioning it was announced that Redwire Marine would be licensed to build the BRAtt in Europe and Choey Lee is licensed for to build in Asia.


NEWS:East Coast Scalloper from Gulf Coast Yard

January 7 is a special day on the calendar of Bass Harbor Maine fisherman Brett Mitchell. That is the day that he rode his new raised-foc'sle scalloper, the Bella Rose, out of the Rodriguez Shipyard at Coden, Ala., for sea trials. At 72 x 24 ft. with a 12-ft. molded depth, this is a big boat. Rigged to tow a pair of eleven-ft. dredges, the twin-boom boat has a 2,500 cu. ft. insulated fish hold. Each boom is equipped with an H12 Pullmaster winch while the boat is equipped with an additional


Dredge Booster Pump from IHC

Photo courtesy Alan Haig-Brown

People who spend any time around the world’s ports and river estuaries are familiar with the sight of a cutter suction dredge working to maintain adequate depths in the navigation channels. Typically these suction dredges will be attached to the shore by a long umbilical of piping that takes the dredgate to a shore site where it can be utilized or trucked to another site. IHC Merwede offers a supplement to this system for use with their suction dredgers.  


Nongsa Jaya Buana: Tugs for All Jobs

Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine

By Alan Haig-Brown Tucked into a sheltered cove on the northwest corner of Batam Island, Nongsa Jay Buana Shipyard is approached via a short causeway and a road built into the reddish earth of Indonesia’s Batam Island. On entering the yard, the car passes an area of land that is dominated by a series of barges under construction and then on past a double row of eight tugs also under construction.   A modern two-story office block stands proudly at the end of the road


Industrial Strength Patrol Boat

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At a time when the nations of the world are struggling to provide marine security in an era of fiscal responsibility, Thailand’s Marsun Company Ltd. has come up with an industrial strength response.   The shipyard’s 36-meter crew boat design is a well-proven vessel that typically spends 30 days at sea and returns to port only for crew change. The crew boat can do this year round due to a very robust build with equally robust components


MN100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

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The Company: Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems


Cummins Delivers First QSK95 Engines

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Manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry Cummins Inc. said it recently delivered the first four QSK95 engines for a marine application, with four additional units to be delivered in December.   The engines were delivered to longtime Cummins partner SEACOR


Powerful New ATBs for Vane Bunkering

Photo courtesy of Cummins

The bold blue “V” logo emblazoned on the green-banded white stack continues to proliferate on American waterways. Vane Brothers Company has been expanding its fleet with new construction. Recently the marine transportation company announced a contract for three ATB tugs to be built at


Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry to Hyline Cruises

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Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc., Hyannis, Mass., has taken delivery of Grey Lady IV, a new 493-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. The fourth Incat-Crowther fast ferry built by the Mass


World Fishing Fleet: Vietnam Grows the Fleet

Owner Capt. Trinh Van Hung is justifiably proud of his new boat. (Haig-Brown photos courtesy of Cummins Marine)

In keeping with their reputation as a nation that can overcome all obstacles, Vietnam is rebuilding its aging fishing fleet. With a government program of soft loans, designated Decree 67/ND-CP, fishermen are building boats along 28 coastal provinces from the north to the south of Vietnam.


Cummins Expands Marine Tier 3 Product Line

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Cummins Inc., a manufacturer of diesel engines and generator sets for the marine industry, has launched a new Onan marine U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3-certified generator, the 55-kW MDDCM. “The expansion of our EPA Tier 3 marine product lineup to 55 kW with the MDDCM


Rodriguez Towboat For Mid-River

Dianna Lynn (Photo courtesy of Rodriguez Boat Builders)

Over the years, Rodriguez triple-screw shallow-draft towboats have won a following in the shallow waters of the Mississippi River estuary. Many of these boats are the distinctive aft-cabin Lugger-type of vessel. Recently Mid-River Terminals of Osceola, Ark


Malaysian-built Fisheries Research Vessel for Bangladesh

Photo: Alan Haig-Brown

 The Sumber Samudra Sdn. Bhd. of Perak, Malaysia recently delivered a 37.8-meter fisheries research and survey vessel. Built for the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries, the R/V Meen Shandhani completed official sea trials in June 2015. Additional trials for the fishing gear were carried out


Incat Crowther Delivers SEACOR Marine’s 2nd FSV

Delivery of Second Very Fast Offshore Support Vessel Courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the delivery of Najla McCall, the second vessel in SEACOR Marine’s Express Plus class of Fast Support Vessels (FSV). Sistership to the Alya McCall launched in November last year, Najla McCall has seating capacity for 100 personnel and achieved an operational speed


Indian Navy Dredger Completes Successful First Year

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In mid-April of 2016, the Indian Navy’s grab hopper dredger, Dredger-1 was preparing to depart its birth shipyard following a comprehensive one-year warrantee review. Tebma Shipyards Ltd., Senior Vice President M. Balasubramaniam explained that the 44.15 by 12


Incat Crowther Supplies Crewboat Design, Build Kits

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Incat Crowther has been awarded a contract with shipbuilder Astinave EP of Guayaquil, Ecuador for the supply of vessel design services and aluminum component kits for a pair of 22.5m monohull crewboats currently under construction for an undisclosed client


US Flagged Crew Supply Vessel Delivered for BGOS

M/V Glenn Autry (Photo: Incat Crowther)

M/V Glenn Autry, a U.S. flagged 205-foot aluminum monohull crew supply vessel has been delivered for Barry Graham Oil Service (BGOS) of Bayou La Batre, Ala.   Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Halimar Shipyard in Morgan City, La


Argentinian Brutus at Work

Photo: Cummins Argentina

In May of 2016 the Argentinian-designed and built 28.77 by 10.2-meter ASD tug Brutus went to work in the harbor at Buenos Aries. This marked a milestone in Argentinian maritime affairs, as it is, at 5,400 HP, the most powerful ship-handling tug in the country.  


Versatile Response Vessel from Russia

General arrangement drawing and renderings are courtesy of the Marine Engineering Bureau.

 A challenge for designers or an emergency response vessel is deciding to what type of emergency the boat will respond. The designers at the non-government Marine Engineering Bureau in Odessa Ukraine have fitted a very wide range of capabilities into their 31.73 by 9.7-meter tug


Zumaia Offshore Acqires MPP Workboat Aitana B

“Aitana B” from Neptune Shipyards, Netherlands

In April 2016 Zumaia Offshore, S.L., leading workboat owner and operator based in the Basque Country, took delivery of the Cummins-powered MPP workboat “Aitana B” from Neptune Shipyards in the Netherlands. At 27 by 12-meters with a three-meter draft it is one of the largest models of






 
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