Authority III Specifications

Builder: Conrad Aluminum

Designer: Plaquemines Port
Harbor & Terminal District,
Arthur D. Darden Inc., Gulf Ship Design

Owner: Plaquemines Port
Harbor & Terminal District

Mission: Firefighting, patrol,
and search and rescue on
the Lower Mississippi River

Length: 90’

Beam: 25’ 

Depth: 11’

Hull Material: Aluminum

Firefighting System: (2) Aurora 441 pump (one 10,000 gpm, one 5,000 gpm); (2) FFS 5,000 gpm monitor; (2) Elkhart 2,500 gpm under-wharf monitor; (5) Ansul DJB 250-gpm manual monitor

Foam Induction System: Herbert S. Hiller, 1,000 gals.

Main Propulsion: (2) Caterpillar C32, 1,400 hp @ 2,300 rpm

Fire Pump Engine: Caterpillar C19, 552 hp @ 2,100 rpm

Bowthruster: Wesmar, 75kw

Marine Gear: (2) Twin Disc MG-6619

Ship’s Service Power: (2) John Deere, 99kw

Steering/Controls: Sentinel Control Technologies

Delivery Date: December 2005

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