Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.

Friday, July 25, 2014
MV Jane Merrick: Photo credit Horizon Shipbuilding

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA. 


The Jane Merrick is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft.  Designed by Marine Design, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, the vessel is capable of pushing fully loaded fuel barges at 10 knots.  Its 2000 horsepower is provided by Cummins K38M, tier II 12 cylinder marine propulsion engines, and drives 74” Kahlenberg propellers through Reintjes WAF 562 reduction gears.  There are comfortable accommodations for six personnel plus the Captain.  Ship’s power is generated by two 85 KW Cummins generators.

Horizon Shipbuilding specializes in the design and construction of ships, boats, and barges up to 300’ in length and 1500 tons launch weight for domestic and international clients.  Its proven customer base includes the inland river towboat and barge industry, offshore oil industry, cruise and diving industry, and United States federal and state governments, as well as foreign clients.

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