(SEATTLE, WA — October 29, 2007) Markey Machinery, a Seattle-based designer serving professional mariners with custom deck machinery, has custom designed and manufactured an anchor windlass for use aboard the drill ship Joides Resolution. The Markey Type WES-32 Electric Anchor Windlass is being installed as part of infrastructure upgrades to the vessel as it undergoes a major overhaul and conversion in a Singapore yard.
The custom windlass was supplied with two 5-push button operators stations mounted in a stainless steel enclosure rated to NEMA-4X for on deck and wheelhouse mounting. An across the line type motor starter housed in a NEMA-12 rated enclosure will be installed below decks. With it’s ABS-reviewed design and marine-grade paint system, Markey’s WES-32 Electric Anchor Windlass is suitable for long term service on a variety of ocean going vessels that require reliable deck machinery.