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Master Marine delivers 1,600-hp towboat to Plimsoll Marine

Master Marine has delivered the 1,600-hp towboat Iron Lady to Plimsoll Marine. Cooper/T. Smith photo

Master Marine Inc. (MMI), Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the 67’x28’ towboat Iron Lady to Plimsoll Marine. The 1,600-hp Iron Lady is the first of four vessels that MMI is scheduled to deliver to the company, which is based in the New Orleans area.
Plimsoll Marine, a Cooper Group Company, is a Lower Mississippi River towboat operator that performs fleeting and barge services from Baton Rouge, La., to the Head of Passes.

The four state-of-the-art vessels are designed by Entech Designs LLC, Kenner, La., and are fully compliant with all Coast Guard regulatory requirements

“The delivery of the Iron Lady marks another milestone in our unrelenting effort to build and maintain our industry’s most modern and capable fleet of pushboats,” Angus R. Cooper III, president, Cooper/T. Smith, said in a statement.

“Plimsoll Marine is proud to add Iron Lady to our growing fleet of world class pushboats,” said Karl Gonzales, vice president of Plimsoll Marine. “Coupled with our team of highly experienced and skilled mariners, the Iron Ladyfurther ensures our ability to exceed the expectations of our customers in the safest and most efficient manner.”

The Iron Lady is powered by two Laborde Products-supplied Mitsubishi 803-hp Tier 3 diesel marine engines operating at 1,400 rpm, coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. Laborde also supplied electrical power with two Northern Lights 65-kW Tier 3 electronic controlled generators with RW Fernstrum keel coolers throughout.