Jeanerette, La., headquartered shipbuilder Metal Shark and the U.S. Navy are nearing the end of the operational test and evaluation (OT&E) trial period for the Navy’s incoming standardized 40 PB patrol boat
APRIL 21, 2016—Delivered last year by Gulf Craft, one of SEACOR Marine’s newest Fast Supply Vessels, 13,500 hp Alya McCall, relies on five high-performance Twin Disc MGX-61500SC QuickShift transmissions to provide the
The main deck allows for four passenger loading stations and features a large cabin, hosting 286 first-class seats, 20 lounge seats, and four handicap accommodation seating areas. The cabin also features a kid’s play area with surrounding seating.
On the aft deck is a cargo room with cargo loading gates, able to fit a portable conveyor belt for efficient loading and unloading. The aft deck also features three restrooms, one of them handicapped accessible.
The mid deck features cabin hosting 144 first-class seats and 32 lounge seats.
Forward of the cabin is the raised wheelhouse, with wing control stations on port and starboard sides. Aft of the cabin, a spacious deck that offers 112 exterior seats. A mini-bar is located in the center of the arrangement with a stage for entertainment behind the cabin.
The upper deck provides a large observation area including 36 exterior seats.Five MTU 16V400M63L engines power the ferries five Hamilton HM-811 water jets via ZF-7650 gearboxes, giving it a service speed of 37 knots.
Electrical requirements are met by two 150 ekW generator sets.
A 200hp bow thruster will enhance maneuverability and station keeping.
No word on the shipbuilder.
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