Eastern delivers another towboat in long series

90 ft inland towboat M/V Lawrence Campbell 90 ft inland towboat M/V Lawrence Campbell

MAY 6, 2016 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.'s Allanton. FL, shipyard has delivered the 90 ft inland towboat M/V Lawrence Campbell to Florida Marine Transporters, LLC, Mandeville, LA.

Built to a design by Gilbert Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, it is the 63rd vessel of 65 ordered at Eastern by FMT over the last 10 years — the largest single owner, single shipbuilder, new construction program with the same class towboat design in U.S. shipbuilding history.

The recently delivered and currently under contract vessels in the series are powered by two Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 diesel engines, each rated at 1,500 HP at 1,600 RPM, provided  by Louisiana CAT Marine Power Systems of Reserve, LA.

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 (2) 99 kW John Deere 4045AFM85 Tier 3 generator sets rated for 60 Hz, at 208 VAC provided by Kennedy Engine Company of Biloxi, MS.

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