Mangone Delivers 185-Foot Supply Vessel To Briley
The Alice Briley, a 185-foot supply ship built by Mangone Shipbuilding of Houston, Texas, was delivered to Briley Marine Services, Inc. of Morgan City, La., in late August. The ship will work the Gulf of Mexico out of Galveston for Briley Marine. Mangone is a subsidiary of Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc.
The Alice Briley is powered by two 16V (149) Detroit Diesels developing a total of 2,770 hp, and carries two 8V-71 Detroit Diesel generators rated at 125 kw each. The new ship has a working capacity of up to 50 days, range of approximately 9,000 miles, cruising speed of approximately 13 knots, and sleeps 20.
Overall measurements are 185 feet in length, 38-foot beam, 16-foot depth, and 13- foot 8-inch draft. Clear deck space is 110 feet by 31 feet.
The Alice Briley has electric and electric hydraulic steering, a flume stabilization system, and a 48-inch-diameter bow thruster driven by an 8V-71 diesel engine.
Controls are Westinghouse air, and located in the pilothouse and aft station. Electronic gear includes radar, radiotelephone and VHF Loran recording Fathometer.
Outfitted for her Gulf service, the ship has mud tanks with a total capacity of 42,156 gallons and six cement tanks below deck totaling 3,000-cubic-feet capacity.
Mangone vice president and general manager Don Godeau reports that the Alice Briley is U.S. Coast Guard Certified and ABS-classed star Hull and Machinery, all oceans.