Callan Marine launched the General MacArthur, one of the largest cutter suction dredges in the U.S. market.
At 290 feet in length and a 9-foot draft, the General MacArthur has 24,000 total installed horsepower. Powered by three Cat-MAK diesel engines, the dredge has a fuel capacity of more than 300,000 gallons, giving it the capability to work on all U.S. coasts and waterways, as well as globally.
The 32-inch cutter dredge General MacArthur is designed to perform capital, maintenance and beneficial use dredging. It has a dredging depth range of 90 feet, with an 800-milimeter (about 31.5-inch) suction and discharge pipeline diameter. In addition to powerful mechanical specifications, the General MacArthur is built with ample crew accommodations including a full galley, gym, TV/rec room, laundry facility, conference room, engineer’s office, and captain/chief engineer staterooms in addition to 33 beds (all staterooms have private bathrooms).
The General MacArthur joins the ranks of Callan Marine’s other dredges: the 18-inch General Pershing, the 16-inch General Patton, and the 12-inch General Eisenhower. The hull was launched on November 6, at C&C Shipyard in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and the dredge is anticipated to begin work in early 2020.