Osage Marine Services takes delivery of first of two newbuild towboats

Written by Nick Blenkey
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M/V Charlie T is the first of two new towboats ordered at Master Marine by Osage Marine Services

Master Marine, Inc, Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the M/V Charlie T, the first of two vessels ordered at the shipyard by Osage Marine Services, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. Both are 67’ x 28’ towboats designed by Entech Designs LLC, Kenner, La,

Master Marine congratulated Osage Marine Services personnel for their great teamwork in taking delivery of the company’s first newbuild towboat and in obtaining all the vessel’s required USCG certificates for Sub M compliance.

Power for each boat is supplied by a pair of Laborde Products Mitsubishi S6R2-Y3MPTAW Tier III marine diesels, each developing 803 hp at 1,400 RPM, coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears.

Laborde Products, Inc. is also providing each vessel’s twin Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65 kW Tier III electronically controlled generators.

The vessels are fitted with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers throughout.

Each towboat has a pair of Sound Propeller Services, Inc. 70” x 48” x 7” 4-bladed stainless steel propellers with thrust being provided via two J & S Machine Works Inc. 7” ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts fitted with Thordon Marine bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals.

The two 7” main rudders and four 7” flanking rudders are controlled by a Rio Controls and Hydraulic, Inc. steering system for the Two (2) 7” main and Four (4) 7” flanking rudders.

Each towboat has a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors and ventilation fans from Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc.

Schuyler Maritime, LLC is providing the vessels with 18” x 12” rubber fendering around the entire perimeter and push knees.

Each vessel will have three crew staterooms for six crew members, 1 ½ baths and a full galley arrangement. All interior spaces are served by A Daiken mini-split heat pump HVAC system from Outfitters International supply, while all all custom woodwork and interior finishes are by Blakeney Marine .

Donavon Marine is provide the vessels’ large Bomar aluminum windows and Dales Welding and Fabricators, LLC, the aluminum exterior doors.

Each towboat has a pair of 40-ton deck winches from Wintech International, LLC

New World, Inc. is the provider of all of the electronics and communications, with Unlimited Control & Supply, Inc. supplying the alarm system.

Each boat will have a 7’ 9” maximum working draft and tankage for 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water.

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