Moss Point Marine Delivers Two Supply Vessels To Golden Gulf

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Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., announced the delivery recently of two 180-foot-class multipurpose supply vessels to be operated by Golden Gulf Marine Operators, Inc. of New Orleans. The M V Golden Girl (See MR EN, October 1, 1981, page 64) and her sister M V Golden Moon are the second and third such vessels of a 12-boat package by Moss Point Marine for Golden Gulf Marine. Both vessels will operate in the Gulf of Mexico.

The vessels each have molded beams of 40 feet and molded depths of 14 feet. Their onboard capacities (each) include 57,000 gallons of fuel, 11,200 gallons of potable water, 1,540 barrels liquid mud storage and 3,600-cubicfoot dry mud volume. The vessels, registered at under 300 tons, can carry 550 tons of deck load capacity. The Golden Girl and Golden Moon are powered bv twin 12- cylinder EMD 645E-2 diesels rebuilt by National Marine, coupled to Falk marine gears on a 3:1 ratio. Shipboard electrical power is provided by a set of two 125-kw GM 6V71 turbocharged generators.

In the pilothouses, a complete electronics package includes two Sailor YHFs, one all band receiver, a Drake SSB radio, a Necode, two Furuno radars, a Texas Instruments 9900 Loran C, an Epsco recording fathometer and one loud hailer.

The first vessel f o r Golden Gulf Marine, the Golden Gulf, was delivered by Moss Point Marine in mid-summer (See MR 'EN, September 1, 1981, page 52), with the final boat in the 12-vessel package scheduled for delivery in February 1983.

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