Oosterhuis Industries Supplies American Brons Diesel Engines To Five New Offshore Tugs Ship Buying Spree

Five new offshore tugs recently delivered by U.S. shipyards were equipped with American Brons diesel engines from Oosterhuis Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La. Oosterhuis is the American distributor for Brons and American Brons diesel engines.

Oosterhuis Industries also produces and sells the new American Brons Turbodiesel in 6, 8, 12, and 16-cylinder versions at their New Orleans facility.

Rysco Shipyard of Blountstown, Fla., delivered to King's Marine International Corporation, located in Gretna, La., the M/V King's Knight, a 126-foot, 5,000-hp tug, and the M/V King's Pawn, an 87-foot, 2,500-hp tug. Both vessels are propelled by series GVH American Brons diesel engines that turn, respectively, two 90 by 108 and two 96 by 74 propellers housed in Kort nozzles.

Land and Marine Fabricators of Harvey, La., delivered to Lombas Offshore Marine Services the M/V Lombas Offshore, a 110- foot offshore tugboat powered by series 12 GVH American Brons diesels.

Toche Shipyards of Ocean Springs, Miss., delivered to United Offshore Tugs, Inc. the M/V Lady Elda, a 121-foot offshore tug powered by American Brons diesels that turn two 120 by 80 stainless-steel propellers housed in Kort nozzles, and a sistership to the Lady Elda, also 121 feet long and powered by American Brons diesels.

All of the above-mentioned vessels are equipped with "Westfalia" fuel oil and lube oil separators supplied by Marine Engineering, Inc., also located in New Orleans.

For literature describing the American Brons diesel engines, write to Mrs. Mona Oosterhuis, Oosterhuis Industries, Inc., P.O.

Box 30587, New Orleans, La. 70190.

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