Crounse Corporation, headquartered in Paducah, Ky., recently took delivery of the mv. Sandra Holt, one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly marine vessels operating on the inland waterway system. The 6,034 hp. vessel was constructed by Conrad Shipyard LLC, headquartered in Morgan City, La., and delivered with a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for Subchapter M compliance and EPA Tier 4-compliant main engines.
“We are excited to add the mv. Sandra Holt to our growing vessel fleet,” said Matt Ricketts, Crounse Corporation president and CEO. “This vessel expands our existing diversified horsepower classes and enhances our ability to continue providing our valued customers with the high-quality service they deserve in a variety of operating conditions and geographic locations. I want to thank Conrad Shipyard and all of our vendor partners involved in this new-construction project for delivering the vessel on-time and on-budget during a challenging environment. I look forward to continued investments in our vessel fleet.”
The vessel is 166 by 48 by 12 feet and powered by two GE Tier 4 diesel engines, which are coupled to Reintjes gears. The vessel also includes Cummins generators, a P.E. certified ship alarm system and the most advanced steering, navigation and interior electronics and components available in the maritime marketplace. The vessel is designed to accommodate up to 12 crew and guests.
Crounse Corporation, a leader in the river transportation industry since 1948, operates a fleet of 36 towboats and more than 1,100 barges and maintains offices in Paducah, Ky., and Maysville, Ky.
Caption for photo: The 6,034 hp. mv. Sandra Holt is powered by GE Tier 4 diesel engines.
Read the Article in Waterways Journal here.