Master Marine Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the first of two 67'x28' Entech Designs designed vessel to Osage Marine Services Inc., St. Louis. It’s Osage’s first newly built towboat and it has all of its USCG certificates for Subchapter M compliance.
Each boat will be powered by a pair of Laborde Products S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803-hp Tier 3 diesel marine engines, operated at 1,400 rpm coupled to Twin Disc MGX-5321 gears. Laborde Products is also providing electrical power with a pair of Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65KW Tier 3 electronic controlled generators with RW Fernstrum Inc. keel coolers throughout. A pair of Sound Propeller Services Inc. 70"x48"x7' 4-bladed stainless steel propellers will provide thrust via ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts with all Thordon Marine Industries bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals. RIO Controls and Hydraulic Inc. will be supplying the steering system for the two main and four flanking rudders.
Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. will provide a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors and ventilation fans. Schuyler Maritime LLC will provide all 18"x12" rubber fendering around the entire perimeter of the vessel and push knees. Outfitters International will provide a Daiken mini-split heat pump HVAC system in all interior spaces with Blakeney Marine providing all custom woodwork and interior finishes.
Donavon Marine will supply the large Bomar aluminum windows and Dales Welding and Fabricators LLC will supply the aluminum exterior doors. Wintech International LLC is responsible for a pair of 40-ton deck winches and New World Inc. will provide all of the electronics and communications. The alarm system will come from Unlimited Control & Supply Inc.
Each boat will have 10,400 gals. of fuel, 4,359 gals. potable water and 9,500 gals. ballast water along with providing a maximum 7'9" working draft. Both towboats will have three crew staterooms for six crewman, 1-1⁄2 baths and a full galley arrangement.