February 1977 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Equitable Shipyards Delivers First Of Five Twin-Screw Tugs To Indonesian Government

Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La., has delivered the first of five 95-foot twinscrew tugboats, the Selat Siberut, to the Indonesian Government.

The vessel has overall dimensions of 95 feet by 29 feet with a 13-foot depth. The vessel is built to American Bureau of Shipping Class "Maltese Cross A-l towing service, Maltese Cross AMS" with full ocean service, and has an American Bureau of Shipping load line assignment.

The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar D-398 Series B turbocharged and after-cooled marine diesel engines with Caterpillar 7261 MG reverse reduction gears.

Each engine will have a continuous duty rating of 850 bhp at 1,225 rpm.

The new vessel was shipped from New Orleans to Singapore as deck cargo on the Louise Lykes.

Equitable is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas, a manufacturer of industrial, marine and structural products.

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