Trawler Conversion Completed By MARCO

The 195-Foot trawler Defender, shown here during sea trials on Puget Sound, recently underwent an intensive 12-week conversion at Seattle's MARCO Shipyard. Formerly an offshore supply vessel and RSW tender, she was brought to full trawler capability for Dutch Harbor Seafoods. MARCO removed and replaced all existing power plants with two new CAT 3608 main engines and three CAT 3406 generator sets. The forward RSW tank was expanded by deleting wing fuel oil tanks and converting two ballast tanks. On the working deck, the yard modified and relocated an existing gantry, at the same time installing a complete hydraulic system plus trawl winches, net reels and gilson winches. MARCO craftsmen rebuilt the ship's crew accommodations, modified the officers' quarters, installed electronics and performed a variety of structural repairs.

For further information about the services of MARCO Shipyard, C i r c l e 4 1 on R e a d e r S e r v i c e C a r d

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 88,  Mar 1992

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