Seen pushing a barge upriver to the Phillips 66 terminal is the MV Ken ‘Wewa” Strickland. She/he measures 66 by 30 feet and was built by A&B Industries of Morgan City Inc. The MV Strickland is outfitted with twin Cummins QSK19-M engines from Cummins Mid-South that combine for 1,350 hp. The four-blade stainless-steel Kahlenberg propellers have a 66-inch diameter and a 54-inch pitch.
Here’s where it gets confusing…the boat is named after the captain of the MV Jack Haskell
, Capt. Jarrott “Wewa” Strickland
. The MV Jack Haskell
is named after Blessey Marine vice president of logistics Jack Haskell
. Maybe someone can tell us who’s the captain of the MV Ken ‘Wewa” Strickland