Silver Ships delivers survey vessel

Silver Ships Delivers Survey Vessel to USACE

Posted by Michelle Howard
Monday, September 14, 2015

Silver Ships delivered a 48-ft. Endeavor Survey boat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District.

The vessel will be tasked with surveying the waters in both the Gulf of Mexico and rivers of the New Orleans District. The all-welded aluminum vessel is designed and engineered by Naval Architect Lou Codega, PE of Smithfield, VA and features a hull form designed to handle the short choppy seas of the Gulf Coast regions.

The vessel is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 diesel engines at 803 hp each coupled to Twin Disc v-drive gears. The survey boat can achieve a top speed of 28+ knots with a range of 300+ miles and operates at a cruising speed of approximately 25 knots.

The pilothouse has full, unobstructed 360° visibility from the operator’s station at all vessel speeds. All interior spaces on the vessel are climate controlled by two 18k BTU and one 12k BTU air conditioning systems. Pilothouse accommodations include Mylar shades, hydraulic/suspension seating for a crew of two plus a dinette settee for four. Forward cabin accommodations include an enclosed berthing area for four, Magna Germ Type 2 marine sanitation system with private head, shower, full galley and hanging storage locker. Navigation and Communications equipment include two Raymarine E165 radar/chartplotters and two ICOM M506 VHF radios and Carlisle & Finch 12” searchlight.
Onboard electrical service is supplied by 12/24 volt DC power. A 21.5kW Caterpillar C2.2 diesel generator and 60 amp shore power are provided, supplying 120 and 240 volt auxiliary power to the boat.

Overall Length 48’
Beam 16’
Draft Hull/Max 4’ 6”
Fuel Capacity 825 gallons
Max Speed 28+ knots
Main Engines Caterpillar
Marine Gears Twin Disc (V-Drive)
Navigation Equipment Raymarine
Radios ICOM