The 1,600 hp. Frank Mellor is a sister vessel to the mv. Charlie T, delivered in late 2019.
Towboats

Master Marine Delivers Second Boat To Osage

Master Marine Inc. has delivered the mv. Frank Mellor to Osage Marine Services Inc., St. Louis, Mo.

The 67- by 28-foot towboat was designed by Entech Designs LLC. It is powered by a pair of Mitsubishi S6R2-Y3MPTAW Tier III diesel engines provided by Laborde Products. Operated at 1,400 rpm. and coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears, the engines will provide a total of 1,606 hp. Laborde Products also supplied two Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65 kw. Tier III electronic-controlled generators, with R.W. Fernstrum Inc. keel coolers throughout.

A pair of Sound Propeller Services Inc. 70- by 48 by 7-inch, four-blade stainless steel propellers will provide thrust through two J&S Machine Works Inc. 7-inch ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts with all Thordon bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals. RIO Controls & Hydraulics Inc. supplied supplying the steering system for the two 7-inch main and four 7-inch flanking rudders.

Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. provided a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors and ventilation fans. Schuyler Maritime LLC provided all 18- by 12-inch rubber fendering around the entire perimeter of the vessel and push knees. Outfitters International provided a Daiken mini-split heat pump HVAC system in all interior spaces, with Blakeney Marine providing all custom woodwork and interior finishes. Donovan Marine provided the large Bomar aluminum windows, and Dale’s Welding & Fabricators LLC supplied the aluminum exterior doors. Wintech International LLC provided a pair of 40-ton deck winches, and New World Inc. provided all of the electronics and communications.

Unlimited Control & Supply Inc. supplied the alarm system.

The Frank Mellor can hold 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. It has three crew staterooms for six crewmembers, 1-1/2 baths and a full galley arrangement.

The boat is named after a longtime CGB employee who worked in barge maintenance and later shipyard management.

The Frank Mellor is a sister vessel to the mv. Charlie T, which Master Marine delivered to Osage late last year (WJ, December 30, 2019).

Caption for photo: The 1,600 hp. Frank Mellor is a sister vessel to the mv. Charlie T, delivered in late 2019.

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