MATSUMOTO BUILDS MEXICAN FIREBOATS

The Pemex 653 is the second of two twin-screw sister-ship fireboats to be built by Matsumoto Shipyards Ltd., North Vancouver, for Petroleos Mexicanos <Pemex>; the first, Pemex 652, is already in service in the Gulf of Mexico. These craft are the world's first all-aluminium fireboats and are thought to have the largest hulls constructed in this material in Canada, having an overall length of 46m, a breadth of 9.5m and a draught of 3.6m. Classification is to ABS A1E. Principal particulars of the craft and the names of suppliers of major components and equipment are listed and the many novel design features described, chief among them being the Swedish Svenska Skum fire-fighting installation incorporating five monitors with a combined capacity of 25,000 gall./min. Ship propulsion is by two model 12V652 TB81 MTU Diesel engines, each rated at 1,725 hp at 1,400 rpm, driving Osborne, 4-bladed, stainless steel propellers through Rentjes 3:1 reduction gearboxes and giving a fully-loaded cruising speed of 16 knots. Manoeuvring is assisted by Schottel bow- and stern-thrusters. An outline general arrangement drawing is included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Harbour & Shipping, 66 <1983>, p.25 <Jan.> (5 pp., 1 diag., 1 phot.)
  • Publication Date: 1983

Language

  • English

Subject/Index Terms

  • Old TRIS Terms: Pemex
  • Subject Areas: Marine Transportation;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00685709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 1995 12:00AM