Halter Delivers New York Pilot Boat
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industry, has delivered a new 65-foot pilot vessel to the New York Pilots Association. The new boat, named Chapel Hill, will accommodate 19 pilots and has been placed into operation by its owners in New York Harbor.
The Chapel Hill has overall dimensions of 65 feet 6 inches by 17 feet, with a 44-inch draft. It was designed an4 built by Halter Marine Services.
The boat is powered by two General Motors 12V71N marine diesel engines and is equipped with one General Motors 2-71-20 kw generator unit, Konel Model KRA-221 radar and Motorola-Modar V.H.F. radios. The vessel is air-conditioned in the passenger lounge, two staterooms and wheelhouse.
Halter Marine Services has a current backlog of approximately $60 million in contracts to build offshore crew boats, supply vessels, anchor handling and towing ships for the oil and gas industry. The company's production comes from four fully equipped shipyards in New Orleans, Lockport and Pierre Part (Louisiana) and Moss Point (Mississippi).
Three special type vessels were recently delivered iby Halter Marine Services. They include a 15,- 000-horsepower tug, the most powerful ever built in the United States, and two 174-foot oceanographic research ships for the Navy Ship Command and the Navy's Office of the Ooeanographer. One research ship will be used iby Texas A & M University; the other will be used by the University of Hawaii's Oceanographic Institute in Honolulu. The new vessels are modified standard Halter Marine offshore supply/anchor handling and rig towing ships