Southern Illinois Transfer’s new towboat powered by Mitsubishi engines from Laborde
Southern Illinois Transfer, Sparta, Ill., is building a new retractable pilothouse vessel at Kaskaskia Shipyard Inc., Red Bud, Ill. The new towboat will be powered by two Mitsubishi diesel propulsion engines, supplied by Laborde Products, Covington, La. Main propulsion will come from Mitsubishi S6R2-Y3MPTAW Tier 3 diesel marine engines rated at 803 hp at 1,400 rpm each. Additionally, this is the first build where Laborde supplied Mitsubishi engines to be coupled to Veth Z-drives.