Parker Towing takes delivery of the MV Johnny R. Holt

The new 60-foot, Super Tiger Class MV Johnny R. Holt is compliant with all Coast Guard Subchapter M standards.

Chattanooga, Tn.-based Serodino Inc. has delivered the twin-screw MV Johnny R. Holt to the Parker Towing Company.

The new 60-foot, Super Tiger Class workboat is compliant with all Coast Guard Subchapter M standards and features a pair of Cummins QSK-19M engines, developing a total of 1,500 hp. at 1,800 rpm. Twin Disc reverse and reduction gears turn the shafts and the four-blade propellers.

Two 40 kw John Deere MDDCA light plants furnish auxiliary electric power and follow-up lever controls in the pilothouse separately activate four flanking and two main rudders. The Skipper steering system utilizes hydraulic pumps driven by electric motors. 

The inside motor mounts are continued fore and aft as solid sheets that divide the hull into six stern compartments including three collision compartments for the tug’s three fuel tanks, the engine room, and three water tanks. 

Equipment includes navigation lights, one incandescent and one Xenon searchlight, Furuno radar, two Wintech electric winches, Schuyler rubber tow knees and perimeter fenders, shore power plug-in, engine alarms, and Fernstrum coolers.

The Holt’s hull is constructed of 3/8-inch plate throughout and the superstructure is comprised of 3/16-inch plate. The doors are steel, and windows are aluminum with safety glass panes. 

The 9-foot, 3-inch pilothouse has full instrumentation and vessel control and a 3-foot, 6-inch space below the pilot house providing an eye level of 28 feet. 

All quarters are insulated, aluminum-paneled, and heated and air-conditioned, and feature rubber floor covering. The hull is painted with an epoxy two-coat system and the decks are coated with a non-skid surface.

Founded in 1940, family-owned Parker Towing Co. is based in Tuscaloosa, Al. In addition to its towboat fleet, the company operates more than 400 open and covered hopper barges and a fleet of 30,000 BBL tank barges. 

Commodities transported include coal, steel and steel related products, aggregates, forest products, grain products, cement, asphalt, and other petroleum products. 

The company plans to christen MV Johnny R. Holt  this coming spring.