On June 22nd the M/V Hallie T slid down the launching ramp and into the waters of Lake Ferguson, becoming the 9th towboat NewSouth Marine Construction has built for Terral RiverService.
The 92’x 30’ x 10’ 2000 horsepower, retractable wheelhouse boat can be seen operating along the Atchafalaya, Ouachita, and Red Rivers, as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Canal. The vessel’s namesake, Hallie Terral Miguez, is the daughter of the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Danny Terral.
The M/V Hallie T is powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 marine propulsion engines with Twin Disc MG-5301 reduction gears, and the electrical power is provided by two John Deere 99kw generator sets. The boat has accommodations for a crew of six with four staterooms furnished with sleep number beds and 3 bathrooms.
“We are very excited to add the M/V Hallie T to our fleet,” said Johnny Martin, Chief Operating Officer at Terral. “The addition allows us to continue to grow our business and expand our service for customers wishing to ship cargo from Old River Fleet to destinations along the West Canal, such as Lake Charles and Houston”.
With Captain Matthew Morrow at the helm and Ray Wollerson and Destin Tillman on deck, the boat left Greenville on its maiden voyage July 21st and is currently operating on the Ouachita River. A christening ceremony will be held in the fall of 2016.