JANUARY 10, 2013—Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the second in a series of 74 ft towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA
The Susan J Gundlach is 74 ft long with a 32 ft 6 in beam and an 8 ft 6 in draft.
Designed by Marine Design, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, FL, the vessel is capable of pushing fully loaded fuel barges at 10 knots. Its 2,000 horsepower is provided by Cummins K38M, tier II 12 cylinder marine propulsion engines, driving 74 inch Kahlenberg propellers through Reintjes WAF 562 reverse reduction gears.
There are comfortable accommodations for six personnel plus the Captain.
One unique feature for a vessel of this size is the capacity of the fuel and fresh water stores provided, 30,000 and 11,400 gallons, respectively.
Ship's power is generated by two 85 KW Cummins generators.
Shortly after delivery of the Susan J Gundlach, and its predecessor the Eugenie J Huger, Canal Barge Company exercised an option for two more identical vessels to be delivered in the first and second quarter of 2014