Another new crewboat for SeacorVessel & ROV News // May 2, 2008
Despite the recent launch of the first example of its catamaran hullform 'CrewZer' type crewboat, Seacor continues to build conventional crewboats, hull 464, to be named Alice G McCall, being the lates.
Alice G McCall is currently building at Gulf Craft in Patterson, Louisiana (www.gulfcraft.com/ ), and is due for delivery in August of this year.
The 190ft x 34ft crewboat will be followed by two more conventional vessels in 2009 and 2010.
The DP2 classed Alice G McCall will be powered by five 1,800hp Cummins KTA50-M2 main engines for a total of 9,000hp.
The gears will be Twin Disc MG-6848 with 2.93:1 reduction, turning four-bladed 54in x 53in Nibral propellers on five-inch shafts.
The crewboat will have three independent rudders, and its Thrustmaster azimuthing bow thruster will be powered by a Cummins QSM11 engine. An additional Cummins QSM11 will drive the two tunnel bow thrusters. The vessel’s two 135kW gensets will each be powered by Cummins 6 CTA engines as will the bulk compressor drive.
There will be a total of 10 Cummins engines on the boat, which will have a maximum speed of 26 knots at 1,900rpm with fuel consumption at 420 gallons per hour.
Cruising speed will be 23 knots at 1,800rpm and 310 gallons per hour fuel consumption. At the economy speed of 20 knots and 1,600rpm, fuel consumption drops to 260 gallons per hour.