Bisso Adds New Tug To Its Fleet Of Vessels

Bisso Marine Company, Inc. of New Orleans, La. recently introduced a new tug into its fleet of vessels. The 110-foot tug Darlene Bisso was formerly the Coast Guard icebreaker Mohican.

The entire hull of the vessel was gutted, and the house totally reconstructed from the main deckline up with accommodations for 12.

The vessel was converted from single-screw to twin-screw with the installation of two Caterpillar D- 398 diesel engines, with 6:1, 540 twin disc gears. The boat carries a state-of-the-art electrical switchboard with shipboard electrical power provided by two 75 kw Kato generators driven by Detroit 6-71 engines.

The pilot house is equipped with Furuno radar, loran, Motorola VHF radios and a Stephens single side band radio.

The vessel has firefighting capabilities with a six inch electric fire pump. An Almon A. Johnson 50,000- pound single-drum, hydraulically driven towing winch will be used to tow the company's fleet of inland and oceangoing heavy lift derrick barges as well as for salvage operations.

The stout construction of the vessel with her 3-inch solid steel bow and stern, stem to keel, and 3/4-inch plating from deck to bilge knuckle should provide the company with many years of dependable service.

Bisso Marine specializes in towing as well as heavy lifts and salvage projects.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 56,  Apr 1992

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