Mangone Building New Special Purpose Tanker For Sun Transport

Sun Transport, Inc., a division of Sun International, Inc., has contracted with Mangone Shipbuilding Company for a 245-foot 6-inch ( 7 4 - m e t e r s ) vessel designed s p e c i f i c a l l y as a Twin Screw Motor Tank Barge to work in Sun's Northeast coastal operations.

The new vessel is the first such carrier designed for the special purpose of transporting oil products in both offshore and inland waters, according to Don L. Godeau, vice president and general manager of Mangone Shipbuilding, Houston, Texas. The vessel will combine offshore/oceangoing capabilities with the small size and maneuverability necessary to navigate inland waterways and canals. It is scheduled for completion in July 1980.

Classed ABS A-l Oil Carrier Maltese Cross AMS, ACCU, and USCG, EPA and USPHS certified, the new vessel will have a cargo capacity of approximately 21,549 barrels. Ten tanks segregated into t h r e e s e c t i o n s will transport grade B oil products.

The vessel will measure 45 feet (13.5 meters) across the beam, with 19-feet 3-inches (5.8-meters) depth, and design draft of 14 feet 6 inches (4.4 meters). Powered by twin EMD 8-645 E7 diesels developing 1,900 total horsepower, it will travel at a service speed of approximately 12 knots. Deadweight of the ship will be approximately 2,750 long tons. It will have accommodations for eight people.

Mr. Godeau said the Sun Transport vessel will be equipped with three Goulds diesel-driven deepwell pumps rated at 3,000 bbl hr handling of cargo.

Other equipment will include two 125-kw diesel-driven generators and a 35-kw standby generator.

Electronic equipment includes Sperry gyrocompass, Sperry autopilot, Loran-C, Fathometer, two radar units, ADF, two VHF radios, SSB, and E.P.I.R.B.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Feb 1980

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