Avondale Boat Division Delivers New Tug To E.N. Bisso

The New Orleans-based harbor tug and long distance towing firm, E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., has taken delivery of the 110-foot tug Capt.

Bud Bisso from the Boat Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. The new vessel is equipped for both shiphandling and ocean towing.

The 4,400-hp tug is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and classified A1 for unlimited ocean service by the American Bureau of Shipping.

The new boat brings the number of tugs in the fleet to 14.

The Capt. Bud Bisso is powered by two Electromotive diesel 16-645 E6 engines and is equipped with an Intercontinental Model DD-200 double drum towing winch holding 2,400 feet of two-inch diameter wire.

Other equipment features include two Detroit diesel 671 generators rated at 75 kw at 1,200 rpm, a fourinch fire monitor capable of 700 gallons per minute at 100 pounds per square inch, and instead of rubber tires, a 16-inch width rubber rail completely around the vessel.

Electronics aboard include: two Furuno Model F-R8050D 5-kw radars with 6-foot, 5-inch scanners; a Furuno Loran receiver Model LC90- MK2; a G P 500 Gestal Positionary System; a Sperry SR130 master gyro compass with two repeaters; and a Sperry autopilot.

The tug has a capacity for 10 crew members as well as a large galley and mess. For more information about the services and facilities of Avondale, Circle 2 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 90,  Apr 1992

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