Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145.5 x 36 x 9.8-ft. supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001.
"Seacor Eagle is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 ft. supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets," said Walter Berry
, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger. "The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U. S. Reg.) and less than 500 gross tons (ITC registered tonnage) makes this design more attractive and profitable for any operator."
Powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines which develop a total of 1,500 bhp at 1,600 rpm, the engines drive a pair of Bollinger 72- by 57-in. stainless steel propellers through Twin Disc MG5301 reverse/reduction gears. Steering is provided by a Jastram steering system and anchors are handled by a Coastal Marine Equipment system.
Two 99KW Cummins generators driven by two Cummins 6CTA8.3G diesels produce electrical power via Power Panels, Inc., switchgear with temporary paralleling capabilities. Two Quincy F-325-L-2 air compressors start the engines. A Schottel STT110 bow thruster driven by a Cummins N-14 engine provides additional maneuverability and a Stang fire monitoring system with a 2500GPM capacity is mounted atop the pilot house to fight fires.
Seacor Eagle offers its owner 2,800 sq. ft. of aft deck space with a maximum deck load of 390 tons. It has four mud tanks with a total capacity of 50,000 gallons of liquid drilling muds. Other capacities are over 60,000 gallons of fuel: 560 gallons of oil, and over 10,000 gallons of fresh water.
Nav/Com equipment includes two JRC 48 mile radars; a Furuno GP31 GPS; a Comnav 1001 autopilot; a Furuno HF150W radio; two Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF radios with two remotes, and a Raytheon 430 Loudhailer with horns in key locations that double as the boat's public address system.