Lockport, Louisiana . . . . Bollinger Shipyards LLC has announced the delivery of the M/V COLE GUIDRY, an 80-ft. 2,000 HP inland towboat to Lorris G. Towing of Cut Off, Louisiana.
Ben Bordelon, President and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards stated, "We are pleased to announce the delivery of the M/V COLE GUIDRY to one of our longtime customers, Luke Guidry. Luke worked closely with our team to design and develop a vessel that will exceed his customers’ expectations. Thanks to his input combined with our workers at Bollinger, Lorris G. Towing will continue to grow his fleet to service the inland marine transportation market for many more years.
The M/V COLE GUIDRY, designed by Bollinger Shipyards, is a 2,000 HP inland towboat measuring 80 feet by 36 feet with a 10-foot draft. The vessel is powered by three (3) Caterpillar C18 Tier 3 engines rated at 670 HP each, supplied by Louisiana Machinery. The reduction gears are Twin Disc Model MGX517ODC with a ratio of 6:1. Electrical power is provided by three (3) Kohler generators, 65 kW each, supplied by Caroline Marine of Cut Off, LA. Tank capacity for fuel is 20,000 gallons and potable water capacity is 7,400 gallons. The vessel has four (4) staterooms and seven (7) bunks for the comfort of its crew.
Luke Guidry of Lorris G. Towing said, "This vessel exceeds our expectations. Bollinger’s technology and craftsmanship are evident in the design and construction of this vessel. We can expand on this design to meet our future needs and the needs of our customers.”
Bollinger Shipyards LLC (www.bollingershipyards.com) is a leading designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located throughout Louisiana with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region.