Owner: Offshore Oil Services Builder: Breaux Bay Craft Type: Crewboat The Anna M inside and out. Offshore Oil Services of Freeport Texas added the eighth boat to the company's white-hulled fleet of crew boats with the delivery of a new vessel from Breaux's Bay Craft of Loreauville, La. With four generations involved in the maritime economies of Freeport the Muchowich family has named this latest addition to their fleet, the Anna M, for the wife of Capt. Carl Muchowich who first invested in a shrimp business there in the early 1930s. At 145 ft., the Anna M has a 28-ft. beam and 12-ft. molded depth. This provides for 12,000 gallons of fuel, 24,500 gallons of rig water, 800 gallons of potable water and 250 gallons each for lube and waste oil. The 84 x 23-ft. open aft deck will take up to 200 tons of cargo. Four 1350 hp Cummins KTA38 main engines turning four-blade 44 x 42-in. props on 4.5-in. Aquamet shafts through Twin Disc MG6650SC gears with 2.47:1 reduction 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 50 Kw generators sets. The wheelhouse electronics includes two Furuno FRB8111 radars, two ICOM IGM127/ICM59 VHF radios, one SEA235 December, 2006 · MarineNews · 23
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