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    Breaux’s Bay Craft builds on tradition

    Yard News // June 21, 2006

    Anna M is due to be delivered in September.

    This coming September, Offshore Oil Services of Freeport Texas will add the eighth boat to its distinctively white-hulled fleet of crewboats when they take deliver of a new vessel from Breaux’s Bay Craft of Loreauville, Louisiana.

    With four generations involved in the maritime economies of Freeport the Muchowich family has named this latest addition to their fleet Anna M, for the wife of Captain Carl Muchowich who first invested in a shrimp business there in the early 1930s. 

    At 145ft overall, Anna M has a 28ft beam and 12ft moulded depth. This will provide for 12,000 of fuel, 24,500 gallons of rig water, 800 gallons of potable water and 250 gallons each for lube and waste oil.

    The 84ft x 23ft open aft deck will take up to 200 tons of cargo.

    Four 1,350hp Cummins KTA38 main engines turning four-bladed 44in x 42in props on 4.5in Aquamet shafts through Twin Disc MG6650SC gears with 2.47:1 reduction will provide propulsion.

    The vessel is designed to travel at 28 knots light ship and 25 knots with 100 tons of cargo.

    It will be fitted with two Cummins-powered 50kW generators sets. 

    The comprehensive line of wheelhouse electronics will include two Furuno FRB8111 radars, two ICOM IGM127/ICM59 VHF radios, one SEA235 SSB radio, one Furuno GP31 GBS, one Data Marine D3001 depth indicator, one Navtec NCR3000A receiver and one Horizon LH5 loud hailer.


     

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