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Fishing Creek specifications

Jun 27, 2017 12:36 PM

Owner/operator: Vane Brothers
Builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding
Designer: Frank Basile, Entech Designs
Dimensions: 94’ x 32’ x 15’ with a 12.5’ draft
Mission: Ocean towing of fuel and bunkering barges
Crew size: 5-7
    
Propulsion

  • Engines: (2) Caterpillar 3512C Tier 3 engines each producing 1,500 hp at 1,600 rpm
  • Bollard pull: 40 tons (estimated)
  • Vessel speed: 13 knots light, 11.5 knots loaded
  • Propellers: (2) 89” Troost-style wheels
  • Gearbox: Twin Disc MGX-5600 reverse reduction gears at 6:1 ratio
  • Auxiliary generators: (2) John Deere 4045 Tier 3 engines, (1) John Deere 4045 engine driving the hydraulic towing winch

Deck equipment

  • Winches: JonRie Series 500 towing winch
  • Cordage: 2,100’ of 1.75” towing wire; 2.25” Spectra line for push mode
  • Capstan: JonRie Series 421 30-hp electric marine capstan
  • Fendering: M&M Bumper Service

Navigation gear

  • Radar: Simrad solid state radar displayed through 3-D monitors on upper and lower pilothouse
  • Electronic chart display: Simrad
  • Compass: Simrad gyro compass, Ritchie YB-500
  • AIS: Simrad
  • E-nav software: Rose Point Navigation Systems
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP70

Communications

  • Radio: (3) Icom VHF radio
  • Satellite connection: Intellian satellite TV; portable Iridium satphone

Capacities

  • Fuel: 56,000 gallons
  • Water: 4,000 gallons
  • Lube oil: 1,200 gallons

Firefighting

  • Monitors: (1) 15-hp Deming fire pump and (1) 5-hp Deming fire pump
  • Onboard fire suppression systems: Kidde fixed CO2 system

Additional information

  • Lapeyre alternating tread stairs
  • (2) stern-facing cameras
  • RFD 10-person life rafts
  • International coatings
  • Dex-O-Tex flooring
  • Llebroc helm chairs

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