October 28, 2010
Conrad Industries delivers PRMTA ferry
Morgan City, La., headquartered Conrad Industries, Inc. recently delivered the aluminum passenger ferry Cayo Blanco to the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA).
The ferry can carry 600 passengers on two decks and measures 160 ft x 32 ft x 13 ft. It will operate on a route from Fajardo to Vieques and Culebra in Puerto Rico.
Power is provided by four MTU 12V-4000 M60 main engines with MGX 6848 Twin Disc gears. The generators are John Deere and the vessel a 200 HP tunnel bow thruster.
The delivery crew took the vessel from Conrad's Morgan City shipyard to San Juan in five days and the vessel performed excellently.
Johnny Conrad, the shipbuilder's President and CEO, commented "We are pleased that PRMTA has chosen Conrad to participate in its fleet expansion and are proud to be a part of the team as a quality builder of ferries. Over the years, Conrad has developed a solid reputation as a builder of custom-designed ferries for governmental agencies."