Skully Bros. Delivers Omaha Arrow, Second Of Six Supply Vessels

skully bros delivers omaha arrow
second of six supply vessels

Arrow Marine, Inc. of Houston, Texas, recently took delivery of the Omaha Arrow (shown above), a 120-foot by 26-foot by 10-foot 6-inch, 1,200-horsepower, supply utility vessel built by Skully Bros. Boat Builders, Inc., Stephensville, La. She is a sister ship to the Navajo Arrow delivered earlier this year, and the second of six vessels scheduled for delivery in 1981.

The vessel is powered by twin GM 16-V-92 diesel engines through Twin Disc MG 527 5:1 gears and has a maximum speed of 12 to 14 knots. The Omaha Arrow has a 66-foot by 20-foot clear deck space with a cargo capacity of 80 long tons. Her fuel tanks have a capacity of 31,000 gallons (U.S.). In addition, she is able to carry 44,200 gallons of fresh water and 2,700 gallons of potable water.

Arrow Marine, Inc. entered the supply/utility market three years ago and has plans underway for two additional vessels in the 140- foot class.

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