Mark E. Kuebler specifications

Operator: G&H Towing Co.
Owner: Bay-Houston Towing Co.
Builder: Gulf Island Shipyards
Designer: Robert Allan Ltd.
Dimensions: 98’6” x 42’8” x 16’8”
Mission: Escort and harbor assist
    
Propulsion:

  • Engines: (2) Tier 4 Cat 3516E, 3,386 hp
  • Bollard pull: 81.5 metric tons
  • Vessel speed: 13 knots ahead
  • Z-drive: (2) Schottel SRP 510 FP with 2800-mm propellers
  • Gearbox: Lufkin MV1600S, 2:1 ratio
  • Auxiliary generators: (2) 125-kW John Deere 6068AFM85

Deck equipment:

  • Winch: Markey DEPCF-52 75-hp hawser winch
  • Cordage: 436’ of 3.25” Samson Saturn-12 HMPE mainline
  • Fendering: Schuyler Companies

Navigation gear:

  • Radar: Furuno FAR-1518
  • Electronic chart display: CNS Systems Aldebaran III
  • Compass: Cassens & Plath magnetic compass; Furuno SC70 satellite compass
  • AIS: Furuno FA170
  • GPS: Furuno GP170

Communications:

  • Radio: (2) Icom IC-M506 VHF; (1) Standard Horizon HX-series handheld

Capacities:

  • Fuel: 42,626 gallons
  • Water: 6,699 gallons
  • Lube oil: 815 gallons

Firefighting:

  • Pump: (2) FFS 6,200-gpm pumps driven by (2) Cat C18 engines
  • Monitors: (2) FFS monitors

Additional information:

  • (1) 10-person SOLAS A-Pack life raft
  • ABS +A1 Towing Service, +AMS, Escort Service, Fire Fighting Vessel Class 1 and all applicable U.S. Coast Guard regulations, ABS Sub M notation
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