Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. Delivers the M/V Rena Marie
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of the M/V Rena Marie (Hull 191) on July 9, 2015, the 61st 90’ Inland Towboat to Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, LA., continuing its ongoing new build program.
It was in the Spring of this year, when Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. signed an additional towboats, bringing the total to sixty-five (65) vessels contracted over the last 10 years. Five of the most recent 90’ inland towboat deliveries to Florida Marine occurred over the past twelve months. The M/V Rena Marie was constructed at Eastern’s Allanton Facility from a design furnished by Gilbert Associates, Inc. of Boston, MA.
This ongoing order for 90’ towboats originally began with a twenty-five (25) vessel contract, with on-time deliveries starting in 2006. It has expanded to become the largest single builder, single Owner, new construction program with the same class towboat design in United States history.
The vessels recently delivered and under contract with Florida Marine are installed with EPA Tier 3 main propulsion engines and generators. The vessel is powered by two (2) 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, Louisiana. Electrical power is provided by two (2) 99kW John Deere 4045AFM85 99KW Tier 3 generator sets rated for 60 Hz, at 208 VAC provided by Kennedy Engine Company of Biloxi, MS. These diesel engines comply with the current EPA Tier 3/MARPOL control of emissions of nitrogen oxides from marine diesel engines.
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