Master Marine, Inc. has delivered a second towboat for Osage Marine Services, Inc. The newly built M/V Frank Mellor, like its sister ship, is a 67’ x 28’ vessel designed by Entech Designs, LLC. All USCG certificates for their Sub M compliance have been obtained.
The towboat is powered by a pair of Laborde Products, S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP Tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. Laborde Products, Inc. is also providing electrical power with two Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65KW Tier III electronic controlled generators with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers throughout.
A pair of Sound Propeller Services, Inc. 70” X 48” X 7” four-blade stainless steel propellers will provide thrust through two J & S Machine Works Inc. 7” ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts with all Thordon Bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals. RIO Controls and Hydraulic, Inc. supplied the steering system for the two 7” main and four 7” flanking rudders.
Schuyler Maritime, LLC provided all 18” x 12” rubber fendering around the entire perimeter of the vessel and push knees.
Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. provided a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors and ventilation fans. Outfitters International will provide a Daiken mini-split heat pump HVAC system in all interior spaces with Blakeney Marine providing all custom woodwork and interior finishes. Donavon Marine supplied the large Bomar aluminum windows and Dales Welding and Fabricators, LLC supplied the aluminum exterior doors. Wintech International, LLC delivered a pair of 40-ton deck winches.
New World, Inc. provided all of the electronics and communications, while the alarm sistem was supplied by Unlimited Control & Supply, Inc.
Each boat has 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum 7’-9” working draft. Each vessel has three crew staterooms for six crewman, 1.5 baths and a full galley arrangement.