Caterpillar-Powered Passenger Ferry Delivered By Moss Point Marine To State Of North Carolina
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the Carteret, a new 161-foot ferry to the State of North Carolina. The vessel can transport 200 passengers and 30 autos.
The $2.7-million, all-steel Carteret is 161 feet long, with a 50-foot beam and 12.5-foot depth.
Built to U.S. Coast Guard standards from a design provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the ferry features an "island" type superstructure with two decks dedicated to passenger seating, lounges, and rest rooms, topped by a pilothouse with fore and aft control stations.
Vehicles enter the main deck level from the bow or stern, park in two lanes on either side of the island superstructure, and exit from the opposite end.
The Carteret will operate in the Pamlico Sound between Cedar Island and Ocracoke Island.
The new ferry is powered by two Caterpillar 3412 DI-TA diesel engines developing a total of 1,249 bhp. They drive two 54-inch fourblade bronze propellers through Twin Disc reverse/reduction gears.
Electrical power is provided by two 120-kw generators driven by two Caterpillar 3306 BT engines.
They power the Matthews Marine Systems electric/hydraulic steering gear which guides the boat. Additional maneuverability is provided by a Michigan Jastram 34-inchdiameter bow thruster driven by a Detroit Diesel 4-71 engine through Twin Disc reverse/reduction gears.
The main deck can accommodate 50 passengers and the upper deck has enclosed seating for 23 and open deck bench seating for 20. The upper deck also includes a crew lounge with a small galley.
A partial list of navigation and communications equipment in the pilothouse includes two Furuno ra- dars, a Raytheon Fathometer, a North Star loran, and two Horizon Voyager VHF radios.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. is one of the shipbuilders of the Trinity Marine Group which is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc. of Dallas, Texas.
Other shipyards in the group are Halter Marine, Inc., with shipyards in Moss Point, Miss., and Lockport, La., Equitable Shipyards, Inc., with facilities in New Orleans and Madison ville, La., and Gretna Machine and Iron Works, Inc., Harvey , La.
For free literature giving full information on the facilities and capabilities of Moss Point Marine, Circle 39 on Reader Service Card
Other stories from October 1988 issue
- Campbell Receives Order For Three 'Super Pacific' Tuna Purse Seiners page: 5
- Workboat Division Of MonArk Boat Changes Name To SeaArk Marine— Key Personnel Changes Announced page: 6
- Columbian Rope Co. Offers Free Literature Detailing New Fiber Rope For Marine Use page: 6
- Caterpillar-Powered Passenger Ferry Delivered By Moss Point Marine To State Of North Carolina page: 7
- General Ship Repair To Build Tender/Breaker Under $921,320 Contract page: 8
- Carnival Acquires Majority Of Admiral, RCCL For $550 Million page: 8
- P&O Purchases Sitmar Cruises For $210 Million page: 9
- Intertrade Awarded Navy Contract To Supply Messenger/Position Buoys page: 10
- HHI Wins $230-Million Offshore Project For ONGC In India page: 10
- Trinity Marine Group To Build Navy Oceanographic Research Ship page: 11
- Deck Machinery And Cargo-Handling Equipment page: 12
- FISH EXPO '88 page: 22
- Two More C-10 Containerships Delivered To APL By German Yards page: 26
- Okabe Offers Mil-Spec Fasteners Stocking And Mill Shipment Program page: 29
- G. Marine Diesel Leases Brooklyn Navy Yard Facilities page: 30
- Slaughter Joins Butterworth Tank Cleaning Machines page: 31
- World's Largest Monohull Crane Ship To Be Outfitted At McDermott Yard page: 34
- Bardex Views Contract Activity As Sign Of Offshore Improvement page: 35
- Cummins-Powered Crewboat Being Built At Matsumo Yard For Esso Resource Canada page: 36
- Matson Navigation Requests Bids From Three U.S. Shipyards To Build RO/RO Containership page: 37
- Advanced Deck Cranes From O&K Shorten Berthing Times, Cut Costs page: 38
- GASTECH 88 page: 40
- Fire-Damaged Crabber 'Reborn' After Conversion At MARCO-Seattle Yard page: 41
- 'Consolidation And Expansion' Will Be Theme Of Seatrade's Cruise Shipping '89 page: 42
- AESA Wins Orders From Cuba, Sweden; Will Build Seven Ships page: 43
- Free Literature Offered On High-Tech Multi-Pak Marine Trash Compactors page: 43
- Upgraded MAN B&W L28/32 Engine Offers Improved Fuel Economy, Reliability And Durability page: 44
- Unitor Offers Free 14-Page Brochure On Ship Services & Products page: 45
- New RAY-152 SSB Radiotelephone From Raytheon Provides Outstanding Long-Range Communication page: 46
- L'Orange Offers Free Literature On Engine Injector Systems page: 46
- Liquefied Gas Shipping— New Drewry Report Predicts Continued Improvement page: 47
- Rados-Designed Research And Monitoring Vessel Being Built By Knight & Carver In San Diego page: 48
- Rauma-Repola Deck Machinery And Aquamaster Propulsion Join Forces In New Company page: 48
- Golar Marine Incinerators Detailed In Free Literature page: 49
- Barco's '88-89 Catalog Of Impellers Includes 2 New Elastomer Cam/Pumpliners page: 49
- Trinity Marine Group Acquires Assets Of Guarino & Cox, Naval Architects page: 54
- Wartsila Diesel Announces Personnel Appointments page: 57
- HHI Wins Contract To Build LPG Carrier For Kosan Fleet Of Denmark page: 58