HUDSHIP Delivers Utility Vessel To Gray Mackenzie Marine

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Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc.

(HUDSHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., recently delivered the utility boat Graytest (shown above) to Gray Mackenzie Marine Service, E.C., located in Bahrain. The Graytest is a modified version of the standard HUDSHIP 120-foot utility vessel. The primary modification was to crew cabins and living accommodations, redesigned to maximize crew comfort and provide more crew privacy. Accommodations are provided for 19 men.

Graytest is the fifth vessel delivered to Gray Mackenzie by HUDSHIP. Like all in the series, she was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget.

The afterdeck is fitted with a National Marine 12.5-ton crane with 100 feet of boom. Mounted at the center line, the crane can service the entire cargo deck. There are Hydradyne hydraulic winches mounted on each side of the crane allowing a four-point mooring system.

Graytest is powered by twin GM Detroit Diesel 16V92NA engines, each rated 600 bhp at 1,800 rpm, with Twin Disc 520 gears. Auxiliary power is provided by two 99-kw Kato generators powered by GM Detroit Diesel 6V92 engines.

The pilothouse was designed for maximum 360-degree visibility, with the electronic package arranged for easy use. The electronics include a Decca 914C marine radar, a Sailor SSB receiver model R-105, a Sailor SSB transceiver model T-124, a Sailor model RT 144AC VHF transceiver, a Datamarine 2650 depth indicator, and a Sperry SR130 gyrocompass. The vessel was built and tested to American Bureau of Shipping standards and is classified A-l All Ocean Service.

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