Morgan City based Diamond Services will soon take delivery of another 170-ft. crew/supply boat from Swiftships
Inc. also of Morgan City, La. The new 170x30x13-ft. aluminum vessel
will have a 105x24-ft. open cargo deck with a 200 long ton capacity. In addition to seating for 80 passengers, the boat will have accommodation for up to nine crew in four double and a single Captain's cabin. Tankage will include: ship's fuel 5,800 gallons; transferable fuel 17,800 gallons; transferable potable water 24,800 gallons; fresh water 1,230 gallons; sewage tank 720 gallons; ballast tank 12,200 gallons.
Propulsion features four Hamilton HM651 water jets powered by Cummins
KTA38-M2 12-cylinder engines rated 1350 HP continuous at 1900 RPM. The engines
are fitted with AF M/N BW255 marine gears. A Beier VCS2000 DP-0 dynamic positioning system will work with the jets and a 24-inch Thrustmaster hydraulic bow thruster
. Electric needs will be met by a pair of Cummins model 6BT(D)M5.9 powered 75 Kw generator sets. A Demming M/N 5061 fire monitor is supplied by a 600 GPM Cummins 4B3.9M-powered pump. Design speed on the new vessel
, to be named Miss Julie, is 30 knots based on 80 passengers, crew, ship's fuel, ship's water, and 30 LT of deck cargo.