Smith Maritime joins Puerto Rico relief efforts

Barge Marilyn Monroe loading eqipment at Smith Maritime terminal in Amelia, Louisiana on behalf of CAT5 Resources Barge Marilyn Monroe loading eqipment at Smith Maritime terminal in Amelia, Louisiana on behalf of CAT5 Resources

NOVEMBER 6, 2017 — Smith Maritime has been playing its part in Puerto Rico relief efforts, using its barge Marilyn Monroe to haul a load of equipment on behalf of CAT5 Resources to rebuild cellular communication infrastructure in Puerto Rico.

Smith Maritime loaded the 343 ft x 76 ft Marilyn Monroe at its Amelia, LA, terminal with vehicles, housing, bulk fuel, food and most importantly, self-powered cellular communication towers to re-establish communication on the island.

Marilyn Monroe was towed by the company's tug Elsbeth 2, powered by fully mechanical Mitsubishi engines, rated 1,675 hp at1,600 rev/min and supplied by Covington, LA, based Laborde Products.

Laborde Products is the largest distributor of Mitsubishi Marine engines in North America offering a complete line up of heavy duty, fully mechanical Tier 3 engines from 400 to 1,675 hp.

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