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Avondale's Harvey Division Finishes

Major Refurbishing Of Offshore Tug

The Harvey Quick Repair Divi- sion of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. in

Harvey, La., recently completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of the 121-foot oceangoing tug Har- vey Trojan (photo). Originally deliv- ered by Halter Marine in 1974 as the

Abdon Martin, the vessel is now owned by Harvey Gulf Internation- al. Prior to the refurbishing, the tug had been in lay-up for approxi- mately two years. She is the 13th vessel in the Harvey Gulf fleet.

A major part of the conversion was the replacement of the two ori- ginal engines with twin Stork-Werk- spoor 6SW280 diesels driving four- bladed, stainless steel propellers in

Kort nozzles via Reintjes WV3400 reduction gears with a ratio of 5.053:1. The gears were supplied by

Karl Senner, Inc. of New Orleans when the tug was built. The over- hauled engine controls were sup- plied by WABCO, and the steering system by Sperrv/Vickers.

The entire hull and all decks were blasted and painted, inside and out, the stern roller was overhauled, and the bow fenders were replaced. For heavy-duty towing jobs in the Gulf or worldwide, the tug is fitted with an Intercon 225, double-drum tow- ing winch will a bollard pull of 280,000 pounds. Other deck equip- ment includes an HBL anchor wind- lass, Carlisle & Finch searchlights, and Kahlenberg air horn. Fuel oil capacity is 120,000 gallons and pot- able water 15,000 gallons.

In addition to the new main en- gines, the Trojan has two 100-kw generators driven by Detroit Diesel 8V-71 engines. These units were supplied by George Engine Compa- ny of Harvey.

The entire electronics array was replaced with new equipment. This includes two Anritsu ARM112A ra- dars, Furuno LC-80 and Texas In- strument TI900 Loran C, Magnavox satellite navigation system, Simrad

Harvey Trojan

Major Suppliers

Main engines (2) . . Stork-Werkspoor

Reduction gears (2) .... Reintjes

Engine controls . . WABCO

Steering system . . Sperry/Vickers

Generator engines (2) Detroit Diesel

SatNav . . . Magnavox

Radars (2) Anritsu

Loran Furuno

Loran Texas Instruments

Gyrocompass & autopilot . . . Sperry

Depth sounder . . . Simrad

Magnetic compass . Ritchie

SSB radios (2) ... . . . .Stephens

VHF radios (2) . . . Sailor

Towing winch . . . .... Intercon

Anchor windlass . . HBL

Searchlights .... Carlisle & Finch

Horn . . Kahlenberg depth sounder, Sperry gyrocompass and autopilot, Ritchie magnetic compass, two Stephens SEA112

SSB radios, and two Sailor RT144

VHF radios. All electronics were supplied and installed by Bibbons &

Rice of Morgan City, La.

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