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Incat Crowther recently announced the
delivery of the 'John A. B. Dillard Jr' to
the United States Army Corps of
Engineers for operation in San Francisco.
The vessel was constructed by Kvichak
Marine at its Seattle, Washington State
shipyard, following on from the success of
'LSC1' and 'LSC2', launched in 2006.
The vessel has a large working deck aft,
featuring access to aft platforms. The
working deck features all the equipment
required by the operator, all serviced by an
Effer 44000-3S-L deck crane with a capacity
of 7.5 tonnes at five metres.
Operated by the US Army Corps of
Engineers, the vessel is charged with the
responsibility of keeping San Francisco Bay
and its tributaries free of obstacles and
hazards. This vessel allows the Corps to
respond more quickly and ensure the
shipping lanes of the San Francisco Bay are
kept clear and operating.
The vessel has an overall length of
26.39 metres on a 7.92-metre beam with a
depth of 3.61 metres and a loaded draught
of 1.8 metres.
The aluminium vessel is powered by
twin CAT C32 ACERT main engines, each
rated at 969kW at 2,100rpm.
The 'John A. B. Dillard Jr' has a
maximum deadweight calculated at 25.7
tonnes and a cargo deck space of 80m2 with
a 15-tonne cargo capacity.
For further information contact:
Incat Crowther, Australia.
The Incat Crowther-designed 'John A. B. Dillard
Jr' was built by US yard Kvichak Marine Industries
Incat Crowther designs work boat for San Francisco
Our oceans and inland waterways are
filled with dangers lurking beneath the
surface --- semi-submerged freight
containers, large pallets or logs floating
vertically, bottom obstructions such as
shallow wrecks, coral reefs, and sandbars.
Interphase Technologies has introduced
a new, affordable forward-scanning sonar
system developed to help sailors and
skippers avoid these and other potentially
dangerous conditions. The Interphase
Escort , available in Australia through
Coursemaster Autopilots dealers around the
country, uses a 12-degree beam to scan a
vertical segment of the water ahead of the
boat, from the surface down to the bottom.
Able to detect targets as much as 360
metres ahead of the boat and up to 180
metres below, the new Escort gives
recreational and light commercial mariners
the security and confidence they need to
navigate tricky or unfamiliar waters. Targets
are displayed in 12 colours based on signal
strength, to help determine whether they're
approaching a harmless school of baitfish
or a dangerous submerged object.
The Escort is designed for easy
connection with popular multifunction
displays from leading manufacturers
including Raymarine, Furuno, Garmin,
Lowrance and Seiwa, using the units'
composite video output/input.
For further information:
Coursemaster Autopilots, Australia.
New Interphase Escort offers advanced forward-scanning sonar technology at an affordable price
Available in Australia from Coursemaster
Autopilots dealers, the new Interphase Escort
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