Terral RiverService Christens Mary Elizabeth Gattle - The Waterways Journal

Terral RiverService Inc., the Lake Providence, La.-based towing company, terminal operator and aggregate supplier, held a christening ceremony May 11 at the Lake Providence Port terminal for its 26th towboat, the mv. Mary Elizabeth Gattle.

The vessel is named for the granddaughter of Tom Gattle, Terral RiverServices president and CEO.

Were very proud of this boata beautiful boat, Tom Gattle said to start the ceremony. Of the boats that NewSouth Marine and Tim Hovas have built, I think its probably the very best weve come up with. Its quiet. Its very crew-friendly. Its strong. Its very powerful. Its smooth. Its a great boat.

The mv. Mary Elizabeth Gattle, officially completed on May 9, was designed by Hovas and built at New-Souths Greenville, Miss., shipyard. The vessel measures a sprawling 140 feet by 38 feet, with a depth of 12 feet and a draft of 9 feet, 6 inches. Most notably, the Mary Elizabeth Gattle features a retractable wheelhouse, with a raised eye level of 29 feet.

The Mary Elizabeth Gattle boasts a total of 4,260 hp. from its twin Caterpillar 3516 Tier 3 main engines from Thompson Power Corporation. The vessel features Reintjes 873 horizontal offset reduction gears from Karl Senner, with a 7:1 ratio. The Mary Elizabeth Gattles four-blade stainless steel propellers stretch 102 inches in diameter.

The vessel also features Harrington kort nozzles, Johnson Cutlass bearings and seals from Wärtsilä. Engines Inc. supplied the vessels John Deere 125 kw. generators, while M&....

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