Lockport Launches Tug for LA Carriers

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lockport Fabrication has splashed another of their classic gulf-style tugs into the Bayou this month. The 82 by 29-foot model bow tug joins LA Carriers, LLC of Cut Off, Louisiana.

The new vessel joins the Bayou LaFourche-based firm founded by Mr. Russell Plaisance in 1986. The firm has achieved success towing general cargos as well as serving the oil industry.

With a molded depth of 10 feet and a draft of only eight feet, the tug delivers a total of 1,980 HP. This high horsepower with a relatively shallow draft is obtained by utilizing three of Cummins QSK19-M3 Tier 2 engines that generate 660 HP each at 1800 RPM. These engines, working through Twin Disc MG 5222 gears with 6:1 ratios, turn 63x67-inch stainless steel propellers on six-inch shafts and in Kort nozzles.

Tankage includes 40,000 gallons for fuel, 8,000 gallons for potable water and 220 gallons for lube oil. On deck there is a Smatco double-drum winch with 1900 feet of 1.5-inch wire cable as well as a separate anchor drum with 1000 feet of 1.5-inch cable. Wheelhouse electronics include tow Furuno 1621 48-mile radar, two Eclipse VHF radios, Furuno fathomter, GPS, autopilot and AIS.

The new boat, to be named the Lady Loren, was launched into Bayou LaFourche from Dickie Adams father-son shipyard on November 3 and will undergo a fitting out period before final delivery in December.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

RS at SEA JAPAN 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part in SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry.

Reports: Brazilian Tycoon Batista Investigated For Financial Crimes

Brazils federal police have opened an investigation into former billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and money laundering,

Shipping Turns From Banks to Equity Markets for Cash

Shipping companies are turning to equity markets to fill a growing funding gap, betting that investors hungry for decent returns will provide capital to a sector

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1920 sec (5 req/sec)