Bollinger Shipyards has commenced construction of three 145 ft. (44.1 m) supply/utility boats for Bordelon Marine - doubling the number of OSV's for the Lockport-based operator.
The new vessels, all of which will hold the namesake of a Bordelon family member, will be known as Wes Bordelon, Terry Bordelon
and Bunny Bordelon.
, executive vice president New Construction of Bollinger said, "These new 145's are truly all-purpose and continue to meet and exceed industry requirements. We have already delivered 19, eight are under construction and we have options for more."
The 145 footers will each have a beam of 36 ft. (10.9 m) and a maximum draft of 12 ft. (3.6 m) - normal operating draft will be eight ft. (2.4 m) They will be Powered by a pair of Cummins (CMI)
KTA-38MO diesel engines rated at 750-bhp at 1,600 rpm, driving Bollinger four-blade propellers through Twin Disc reverse/reduction gears with a ratio of 4.96:1. Hydraulic steering will be installed at two pilothouse stations and a 272-hp Schottel STT-110 bowthruster will assist steering.
Boasting a package that complies with IMO emission standards, the Cummins engine package features direct drive liquid mud pumps off of the main engines thereby eliminating belt systems
. Cummins was also selected to provide electrical power
; oil free bilge systems
and dirty collection tanks will be present on each vessel.
The OSV's will come equipped with four liquid mud tanks with a total capacity of 49,332 gallons. They will be built to hold 28,675 gallons of fuel, 400 gallons of oil
, 250 gallons of hydraulic fluids and 23,776 gallons of potable water. The vessels' 95 x 32 ft. aft decks will be able to transport up to 390 long tons of cargo.
Navigation equipment onboard
includes Furuno radars; a Furuno GPS unit
with plotter; an autopilot; two Furuno VHF radios; Nautex antennas and Motorola cell phones.