Eastern Shipbuilding delivers another towboat to FMT

DECEMBER 28, 2015 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, reports that its Allanton shipyard recently delivered M/V Harvey Sbisa (Hull 192).

The 90 ft inland towboat is the sixty second vessel in an ongoing new build program for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc., Mandeville, LA, that now totals sixty-five  vessels contracted over the last 10 years — the largest single builder, single owner, new construction program with the same class towboat design in U.S. shipbuilding history.

The most recent vessels  delivered and those currently under contract are installed with EPA Tier 3 main propulsion engines and generators.

Each vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 diesel engines rated at 1,500 HP at 1,600 RPM provided by Louisiana Power Systems. The reduction gears are direct coupled Twin-Disc Model MG-5600 with a 6.04:1 reduction supplied by Stewart Supply, Inc. of Harvey, LA.

Electrical power is provided by two 99 kW John Deere 4045AFM85 99KW Tier 3 generator sets rated for 60 Hz, at 208 V AC provided by Kennedy Engine Company of Biloxi, MS.

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