C&C Marine & Repair, Belle Chasse, La., has delivered the mv. Bowling Green to Kirby Inland Marine, which will operate it under a long-term lease from Hines Furlong Line.
The Bowing Green is the second in a three-boat series; the first was the Scarlett Rose Furlong, which was delivered late last year.
The triple-screw 6,600 hp. Bowling Green measures 170 by 50 feet, with a pilot house eye level of 39 feet, 3 inches. It was designed by CT Marine LLC, Portland, Maine. It is powered by three Cummins QSK60-M main engines, supplied by Cummins Mid-South, which are paired with three Reintjes WAF 1173 H/V reduction gears, supplied by Karl Senner LLC. Service power is provided by three Cummins QSM11-DM, 275 kW generators, and the conventional steering system HPU was provided by EMI Marine. The towboat is outfitted with three 100-inch-diameter, stainless-steel, fixed-pitch propellers, supplied by Sound Propeller Systems Inc., and features a double steering rudder system.
Accommodations include a total of 12 beds (11 crew and one guest), and the vessel’s design includes a floating, spring-mounted superstructure for additional crew comfort.
Caption for photo: Kirby will operate the 6,600 hp., triple-screw towboat on a long-term lease from Hines Furlong Line.