sábado, 6 de agosto de 2011


The US flag ferry (ro-ro) POCAHONTAS, Imo 9102033/ 80,25m/ 1.197gt/ 500 pax/ 70 vehicle ferry, was delivered to the Virginia Department of Transportation by Moss Point Marine, Inc., of the Trinity Marine Group, Escatawpa, Va., on the 15/'1/1995 She is now operating between Jamestown and Scotland, Va.
She is powered by 2xGeneral Motors EMD 12- 6 4 5 E6 diesel engines developing 1.300 hp each at 800 rpm. They drive Voith Schneider propulsion and steering units mounted below the bow and stern. John Dane III, president of the Trinity M a r i n e Group, said the system is in use on approximately 300 ferries worldwide and that Trinity shipyards have built more vessels with Voith Schneider cycloidal propulsion units than any other U.S. shipbuilder.
He added that Trinity holds an option with the state of Virginia for an additional ferry. Electrical power for the Pocahontas is provided by three L i m a / M a r a t h o n 7AK-150 generators driven by three Detroit Diesel V 7 1 - N diesel engines. She is equipped with two Raytheon radars and four I C OM radios, and has a capacity for 20.000 gallons of fuel and 4.500 gallons of potable water. Pocahontas is ABS classed A l Ferry Service and certified by the US Coast Guard.
Source: Virginia press
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