Cummins Auxiliaries for Powerful New Off Shore Vessel


Cummins Vessel Reference 740

Reliable auxiliary power is as important to a modern off shore vessel as are the main propulsion engines. Ample and reliable electrical power is essential to the basic support systems from the galley appliances to the wheelhouse navigational devices. The Ms. Charlotte, recently delivered to Edison Chouest by Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, Louisiana, is a powerful demonstration of this. Designated a 300 Class Deep Water Support Vessel, the vessel has a pair of GE 3,125 hp 8L250 main propulsion engines.

The ship has extensive electrical requirements, including cargo pumps and dual bow and stern thrusters for the Dynamic Positioning 2 system. To meet these requirements and to provide redundancy, the Ms. Charlotte is fitted with two Cummins QSK19-powered 525-kW generator sets and two Stamford PM734F 1500 kW shaft generators. To meet SOLAS requirements there is also a Cummins 6CTA8.3-DM powered 175 kW emergency generator set.

Originally built by Bollinger for their Bee Mar subsidiary, the Ms. Charlotte was one of seven vessels transferred to Edison Chouest when that firm purchased the Bee Mar fleet.

For further information please contact:

Robert Socha
Exc VP Sales and Marketing
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc.
8365 Hwy, 308 South
Lockport, LA 70374
Phone: 985 532 2554
E-mail: [email protected]

Sean McGavern
Territory Sales Manager – Marine
Cummins Mid-South, Inc.
5901 River Rd.
Jefferson, LA 70123
Phone: 504 648 8604
E-mail: [email protected]

Alan Haig-Brown

Alan Haig-Brown

Over 30 years as an author for global commercial marine and fishing publications backed with hands-on experience on commercial fishing boats and coastal freighters makes Alan Haig-Brown uniquely qualified to provide vessel reference articles for Cummins Marine. You can find him in shipyards around the world, and on his own website,

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