C&C Marine & Repair, Belle Chasse, La., recently delivered the 2,013 hp. mv. Mendota to Upper River Services LLC. The new 76- by 30- by 9-foot, triple-screw towboat is the first new construction vessel ever built for Upper River Services, a fleeting and harbor services company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.
C&C completed construction of the vessel in less than six months.
The mv. Mendota was designed by CT Marine, based in Portland, Maine. The vessel includes three Caterpillar C18 ACERT marine diesel engines, and two John Deere 4045T Power Tech diesel driven generators. The vessel is also equipped with a Novec 1230 “Clean Agent” fire suppression system for added crew safety.
The towboat’s unique features and design make it ideal for navigating the shallow waterways and narrow passages along the stretch of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers between Red Wing and Savage, Minn.
On its maiden voyage, the Mendota towed a drydock from Belle Chasse, La to St. Paul.
C&C Marine & Repair was established in 1997 and is located on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds towboats, dredges, offshore supply vessels, barges, and a variety of other marine vessels. The firm also recently opened a state-of-the-art robotic blast and paint facility for tank and hopper barges. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction under roof and perform barge repairs on land.