The 1,606 hp. Sam P. Hise is the third of four towboats Master Marine is building for Waterfront Services Company.
Boats

Master Marine Delivers Mv. Sam P. Hise

Master Marine, Bayou la Batre, Ala., announced May 10 that it has delivered the mv. Sam P. Hise to Waterfont Services Company. It is the third of four 67- by 28-foot towboats Master Marine is building for the Cairo, Ill., firm.

Each boat is powered by a pair of Mitsubishi S6R2-Y3MPTAW diesel engines from Laborde Products Inc. The Tier III engines provide 803 hp. each operating at 1,400 rpm. through Twin Disc MG 5321 gears at 5:1 reduction with E300 electronic controls. Electrical power is provided by two Northern Lights M65C13.2S, 65 kw., electronic controlled generators, also provided by Laborde Products Inc.

A pair of Sound Propeller Services Inc. 70- by 48- by 7-inch four-blade stainless steel propellers provide thrust through two J&S Machine Works Inc. 7-inch ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts with Thordon Marine Industries Corporation bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals.

The boat has keel coolers from R.W. Fernstrum Inc.

Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. provided the steering system and a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors.

Schuyler Maritime LLC provided 11- by 18-inch rubber fendering around the entire perimeter of the vessel along with the push knees and fleet deck, with Master Marine-installed weld caps between all fenders.

R.S. Price & Son Inc. provided the Mitsubishi mini-split heat pump HVAC system on all interior spaces, with Blakeney Marine providing all custom woodwork and interior finishes. Donovan Marine provided the large aluminum Diamond SeaGlaze windows and Dale’s Welding & Fabricators LLC supplied the aluminum exterior doors. Dickson Marine Supply provided a pair of Wintech 40-ton deck winches and New World Inc. provided all of the electronics and communications for the vessel.

The boat is set up with 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum 7-foot, 9-inch working draft.

“Sammie” Hise, the vessel’s namesake, retired in August 2015 after 30 years with Waterfront Services. Known as “a company man and an old school pilot,” he was the captain of the mv. Sharin K, but also served as the coordinator for the company and was a member of the board.

The boat will be christened along with the other new vessels from Master Marine probably sometime in September.

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