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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,


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.


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


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.


Innovative U.S. Military Modules to be Cummins-Powered

A large ship arrives off a port devastated by natural or military forces. The ship contains badly needed supplies but the port infrastructure has been destroyed. This and other scenarios can stall the best planned sea-lift logistics, but now an innovative new program has designed, and is building, the solution. A description of Joint Modular Lighter System (JMLS) as described by the Seabee Logistics Center (formerly CESO) explains the requirements:


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


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


Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine Business GM

Jim Schacht: Photo courtesy of Cummins

Cummins Inc. inform it has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally


Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Offshore

Photo courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding

Images of the Bravante courtesy of Eastern Shipbuilding, the genet on truck is courtesy of Cummins Mid-South Long reserved for specialized applications such as icebreakers, diesel electric has enjoyed a rapid growth for marine propulsion in the past decade


Rodriguez Shipbuilding Delivers Powerful Shallow-Draft Tugboat

Sea Cypress profile: Image Cummins Hotips

The yard recently delivered a Cummins powered 75 by 28-foot model bow tug to Morgan City-based Garber Bros. Inc. and Sea Cypress LLC for Gulf of Mexico operations, inform Cummins Hotips. Cummins explain that over the years, Rodriguez Shipbuilding Inc


Offshore Service Vessels Design Innovation

PSV World Sapphire from Damen (Photo courtesy Damen)

It could be argued that no other sector of the maritime market has experienced a design innovation revolution quite like the Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) market. Driven by demands to supply people, gear and goods to offshore installations that are increasingly further from shore in deeper waters


Mainport: People and Business from Ireland to Malaysia

Photo courtesy of Scott and English

Recently, Mainport, a firm based in Cork Ireland with a range of subsidiaries in diverse marine fields and diverse locations from South Africa to the Caspian and at home in Ireland, extended business to Malaysia where the company is having two new seismic support vessels built at the Shin Yang


Cummins Engines Power New Philippine Ferry

Ocean Jet dockside: Photo courtesy of Cummins Philippines

Ocean Fast Ferries, based in Cebu, has received the latest additon to its ferry fleet from builders Golden Dragon Fastcraft Builder, Inc. The M/V 'Ocean Jet 88' was designed by Australia's Global Marine. The vessel’s water line length is 29.63 meters with a one-meter draft.


Gulf of Mexico Crewboats Keep Performing

Photos courtesy of FT Farfan Ltd.

Shipyards along the coast of Louisiana have been turning out high-speed aluminum crew boats for several decades now. While ever larger and faster new vessels are being launched, many of the smaller older vessels continue to give good service in other waters.


New Yard Builds for Excellence

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In mid-October of 2013 Capt. Mark Duthu of Montgeut, Louisiana was proudly showing his family around his new command. The 72 by 30-foot pushboat MV Gunner was about to leave the New Generation Marine Shipbuilding on the Intracoastal Waterway near Houma, Louisiana


Where there are American Waters, there is Harley

Photo courtesy of Conrad Shipyard

The maritime community in the United States has watched with interest as Harley Marine Services has expanded from the West Coast to the East and Gulf Coasts and now the Inland Waterways. As with other expansions, carried out by Chairman and CEO Harley Franco, this one


Kvichak Contracted for Shallow Draft Tender

Photo: Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation (NSEDC) to build an all-aluminum 66’ Shallow Draft Tender to be used for multiple fisheries in and around Norton Sound, Ak. 


New Cummins Tier 4 Diesel Engines Hit the Market

New Tier 4 Final G-drive engines from Cummins Power Generation

Cummins Power Generation launched two new diesel G-drive engines from 240-433 horsepower that are certified to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM or soot) without the use of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)


ESG Launches M/V Bravante VII

At the launch of the third of five Platform Supply Vessels under contract with Eastern.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has christened and launched the M/V BRAVANTE VII for Boldini S.A., BRAVANTE GROUP of Brazil. This is the third vessel launched in a series of five.   The event was held on December 20, 2013 at Eastern’s Nelson Street Facility with hundreds of


Cummins Adds Two to the Northwest Marine Team

Photo courtesy of Cummins Northwest

Cummins Northwest says it has strengthened its marine presence and expertise recently by adding two new professional to its marine organization as follows: Geoff Conrad – Marine Director at Cummins Northwest informs that Mike Fourtner has joined as the newest member of the sales team


New Generation Shipbuilding OSV Delivered

OSV Mr Ernie: Photo courtesy of Cummins Hotips

The latest Cummins-powered Offshore Service Vessel (OSV) delivery from Houma, Louisiana-based New Generation Shipbuilding is representative of the 'New Generation' in supply vessel design. According to Cummins Hotips, the distinctive bow and fo'csle profile on the 171 by 36-foot Mr


Cummins Names Schacht Commercial Marine GM

Jim Schacht

Cummins Inc. has named Jim Schacht General Manager for the Commercial Marine Business. Working in close cooperation with the Cummins distributor network, Schacht will be responsible for all commercial marine business activities for the Engine Business Unit (EBU) globally


 
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