C&C Marine delivers second towboat in series to Maritime Partners


From C&C Marine and Repair:

(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Maritime Partners LLC M/V Brooks M. Hamilton, the second in a 15-boat series that C&C Marine and Repair is building for the Metairie, La.-based company.

The 2,600-hp, 84-by-34-foot towboat was designed by Entech Design LLC, based in Kenner, La., with the 3D modeling and production drawings done by C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department. The design includes two Cummins QSK38-M1 main engines, provided by Cummins Mid-South, that are paired to two Reintjes WAF 665 reduction gears, provided by Karl Senner LLC. The vessel’s steering system HPU was provided by Rio Marine and Hydraulic.

The towboat offers six beds. A soft-core joiner system, provided by Marine Interior Systems, was installed in the accommodation spaces for added comfort and fire safety.

“We have been really impressed by the quality and speed at which C&C Marine has been able to build these vessels," said Austin Sperry, chief operating ifficer of Maritime Partners.

The vessel’s accelerated delivery was a result of C&C Marine and Repair’s focus on innovative production methods. The use of a Lincoln Electric/Ogden welding panel line assembly seam welder and automatic dart welder allows for the fabrication of panels up to 40 by 100 feet. The Vernon Tool Co. computerized pipe-cutting machine allows various size pipe diameters and lengths to be cut prior to assembly to avoid adjustments and cutting in the field. The use of 50-ton overhead gantry cranes improves efficiency throughout the building process.

Since C&C Marine and Repair performs all new construction within the controlled environment of one of its five enclosed production bays, there are no delays because of weather. Further, C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department works closely with the customer throughout the design and construction of the vessel to ensure that any issues are resolved immediately and that the effect on the production schedule is negligible. The in-house engineering department is in constant communication with the production managers to ensure that every vessel adheres to the 3D model and vessel specifications.

“The in-house engineering department was in constant communication with my project manager to make sure that the vessel met our specifications," Sperry said.

“We take production deadlines very seriously at C&C Marine and Repair," said Tony Cibilich with C&C Marine. "We understand the economic incentive for everyone involved to produce these vessels in a timely manner, while maintaining the highest quality of construction.”

By Professional Mariner Staff