Halter Delivers Oceangoing Tug To Jackson Marine Corp.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the oceangoing tug, the Mister Randy, to Jackson Marine Corporation, Aransas Pass, Texas. The Mister Randy is part of Jackson Marine's domestic fleet and is currently operating out of Belle Chasse, La., for the Brown & Root Pipeline Division there.
The new tug has overall dimensions of 100 feet in length, 30 feet in width and a 14-foot depth.
Propulsion in the Mister Randy is provided by two Caterpillar D-399 engines and reverse/reduction gears are Reintjes WAV- 1400 with a 4.95:1 ratio. Steering gear is by International Steering, Ltd.
Auxiliary machinery includes two 75-kw GM generators. Heating and cooling units are provided by Lennox and Carrier, respectively. Deck machinery includes a double drum towing winch, anchor windlass, two vertical rollers and a stern roller. Communications and navigation equipment include the following: VHF radio RF440; Northern 550 single-sideband radio; Decca 914 radar; Plath compass; Sperry gyrocompass with two repeaters; Sperry autopilot, and Simrad depth recorder with transducer. The Mister Randy is ABS loadline certificated and carries a Panama Canal admeasurement certificate.
The vessel was constructed at the New Orleans division of Halter Marine, Inc., one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States.