Bollinger Shipyard Delivers Seacor Eagle

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the SEACOR EAGLE, the first of two 145.5-foot supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. A nearly identical sister ship, SEACOR HAWK, is scheduled for delivery in mid November 2001.

Walter Berry, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bollinger said, "SEACOR EAGLE is typical of the flexibility and versatility of our 145 foot supply/utility boat to meet the needs of a variety of operators of large, medium and small fleets. The fact that it meets and exceeds new regulatory requirements and is full ABS (A+, AMS) 100 gross tons (U. S. Reg.) and less than 500 gross tons (ITC registered tonnage) makes this design more attractive and profitable for any operator." SEACOR EAGLE is 145.5 feet in length, with a 36-foot beam. Maximum draft is 9 feet 10 inches.

It is powered by two Cummins KTA-38MO diesel engines developing a total of 1500 BHP at 1600 RPM. They drive two Bollinger 72-inch by 57-inch stainless steel propellers through Twin Disc MG5301 reverse/reduction gears. Steering is provided by a Jastram steering system and anchors are handled by a Coastal Marine Equipment system.

Two 99KW Cummins generators driven by two Cummins 6CTA8.3G diesels produce electrical power via Power Panels, Inc., switchgear with temporary paralleling capabilities. Two Quincy F-325-L-2 air compressors start the engines. A Schottel STT110 bow thruster driven by a Cummins N-14 engine provides additional maneuverability and a Stang fire monitoring system with a 2500GPM capacity is mounted atop the pilot house to fight fires.

SEACOR EAGLE has 2800 square feet of aft deck space with a maximum deck load of 390 tons. It has four mud tanks with a total capacity of 50,000 gallons of liquid drilling muds. Other capacities are over 60,000 gallons of fuel: 560 gallons of oil, and over 10,000 gallons of fresh water.

A partial list of navigation and communications equipment includes: Two JRC 48 mile radars; one Furuno GP31 GPS; one Comnav 1001 autopilot; a Furuno HF150W radio; two Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF radios with two remotes, and one Raytheon 430 Loudhailer with horns in key locations that double as the boat's public address system.

When the contract was signed for these new boats, Seacor Marine president Milt Rose said, "These vessels fill an important niche in our total fleet mix, enabling us to offer our clients the choices they need to optimize their marine transportation needs. We recognize Bollinger as a builder of quality vessels and look forward to the project."