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New Pilot Boat for the Alabama’s Mobile Bar Pilots by Gladding-Hearn


published on 24 June 2022 73 -

Alabama’s Mobile Bar Pilots has awarded Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Massachusetts, a contract for a new 53-foot (16-metre) pilot boat.

The Ray Hunt-designed all-aluminium vessel will be powered by two Caterpillar C18 diesels that deliver a maximum speed of 25 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. The transom will have a secondary set of steering controls and an MOB recovery system.

The boat is scheduled for delivery in the middle of 2023.
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