Moss Point Delivers Two Cummins-Powered Towboats To Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered two 60-foot towboats to the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The two vessels, the Jaber and the Bayer are part of a five-boat, $13-million U.S. AID (Agency for International Development) contract with the Trinity Marine Group, which includes Moss Point Marine.
The two all-steel towboats are each 60 feet long with a 22-foot beam and 8.5-foot depth. They are powered by two Cummins KT19-M diesel engines developing a total of 850 bhp. They are coupled to Twin Disc 518 reverse/ reduction gears and drive four-blade bronze propellers in Kort type nozzles.
Both were built to move barges and lighters to and from ships at anchorage, and two bargemounted derricks for loading and unloading ships and lighters. The towboats also assist in docking ships so they include a forecastle deck, a raised main deck, and a raised, rounded bow for pushing. They are not equipped with towing "knees" common to American towboats.
Moss Point Marine is also building two 106- foot docking tugs as part of the same contract. A fifth boat in the contract, the 50-foot steel and aluminum pilot boat Husni, was recently delivered by Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., a sister company to Moss Point Marine in the Trinity Marine Group.
The Trinity Marine Group is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas.
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