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.