Painted and Gone
The Bertha D gets her load line painted at Lockport Fabrication on
Lockport Fabrication, like other yards in Southern Louisiana suffered set backs with their suppliers as a result of last year's hurricane season. The storms also destroyed worker's houses and created labour shortages just as the oil industry was placing a growing number of orders. In spite of all this, Dickie Adams Jr and his dad Richard Sr. have gotten their latest OSV away for the 12-hour run down Bayou Lafourche to sea trials.
Dickie Adams in front of the deck house.
Launched in December of 2005 (see Hotips#334) the final paint touches, including load lines, were applied at the beginning of June this year. Meantime on shore the hull of a sister-ship for the same owners is taking shape.
The following is a photo walk through of the 166 by 36-foot Bertha D on the second of June. Because of the number of photos, I have sent you the overall shot of the boat at 5x7 inches and 300 dpi. The other images are all at 100 dpi. Please let me know if you would like any of them at 300 dpi.
The valves for the boat's 60,000 gallons of volatile methanol are
protected in a boxed in section beside the after deck.
A worker walks aft along the companion way to the engine room. Note the exhaust for the mains and auxiliary engines running forward.
A pair of Cummins 850 HP KTA38 M0 mains flank a pair of Cummins
powered 99 kW gen sets.
Richard and Dickie Adams.
The Bertha D's crisp new load line.
| The view of the working deck from the aft control station is clear.
For further information contact:
Richard “Dickie” Adams Jr.
Lockport Fabrication Inc.
528 East Main St.
Lockport, LA 70374
Phone: 985 532 8466
Fax: 985 532 8467
Territory Sales Manager
110 E.Airline Highway
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504 468 3535
Mobile: 985 397 2252
Fax: 504 465 3408
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