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Brooks M. Hamilton

Belle Chasse, Louisiana, shipbuilder C&C Marine and Repair delivered the M / V Brooks M. Hamilton at Maritime Partners LLC, Metairie, Louisiana. The vessel is the second in a series of 15 tugs that the shipyard is building for the customer.

The 2,600 horsepower, 84 by 34 foot tugboat was designed by Entech Design LLC, based in Kenner, Louisiana, with 3D modeling and production drawings completed by C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department.

The vessel is powered by two Cummins QSK38-M1 main engines, supplied by Cummins Mid-South, which are mated to two Reintjes WAF 665 reducers, supplied by Karl Senner, LLC. The hydraulic unit for the ship’s steering system was supplied by Rio Marine and Hydraulic.

The tug offers a total of six beds. A flexible core carpentry system, from Marine Interior Systems, is installed in the accommodation spaces for added comfort and fire safety.

“We were really impressed with the quality and speed at which C&C Marine was able to build these vessels,” said Austin Sperry, COO of Maritime Partners.

C&C Marine and Repair claims that the expedited delivery of the vessel is a result of the emphasis on innovative production methods. The use of a Lincoln Electric / Ogden weld panel assembly welding line and an automatic dart welder allows the fabrication of panels up to 40 by 100 feet. A computerized pipe cutting machine from Vernon Tool Company can pre-cut pipe diameters and lengths of various sizes before assembly to avoid field adjustments and cuts. The construction site’s 50 ton gantry cranes improve efficiency and increase production throughout the construction process.

C&C Marine and Repair performs all new construction work in the controlled environment of one of its five closed production bays, eliminating delays due to weather conditions.

C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department works closely with the client throughout the design and construction of the vessel to ensure that any issues are addressed immediately and the effect on the production schedule. is negligible. The in-house engineering department is in constant communication with production managers to ensure that each vessel meets the 3D model and vessel specifications.

“The in-house engineering department was in constant communication with my project manager to ensure the vessel met our specifications,” said Sperry. This relationship between engineering and production is essential for the seamless transition from design to completion of the vessel.

C&C Marine Owner Tony Cibilich said, “We take production deadlines very seriously at C&C Marine and Repair. We understand the economic incentive for everyone involved to produce these vessels on a timely basis, while maintaining the highest build quality.