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Bristol Harbor-designed Double Skin 509A Delivered
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced that
Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a BHGI de- signed 55,000 BBL double hull oil barge. BHGI was con- tracted by Conrad Industries to develop the design of the 361 x 62 x 24.5 foot 55,000 BBL double skin tank barge.
The construction of the barge took place at Conrad Ship- yard in Amelia, LA. The barge is ABS certi? ed and Coast
Guard approved for oceans-fully manned trade. The barge’s primary purpose is to transport asphalt and other heavy oils. It is equipped with a complete loading and discharging system in 10 tank compartments and includes a cargo ther- mal heating system with over 8 miles of heating coil pipe.
Blount Boats Delivers USCG Subchapter “D” Tanker
In September, Blount Boats delivered the 79 foot bun- kering tanker Chandra B to American Petroleum and
Transport. The design by Farrell & Norton Architects was built to USCG Subchapter D speci? cations and will op- erate in New York Harbor and New Jersey. The vessel is equipped with (2) Tier III Cummins Model QSL9, six- cylinder diesel engines rated at 330hp at 1800 rpm with
ZF Model W325 marine hydraulic gears that will have 4.91:1 reduction ratio. The vessel is also equipped with a 50hp Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster. The cargo tankage is designed to hold 56,450 gallons.
The Chandra B at a Glance …
Length, Overall: 79.0 feet Crew: 2 - 4 Cargo: 56,000 Diesel
Beam: 23.0 feet Speed: 8.5 knots Max Hatches & Manholes: NABRICO
Depth, Molded: 14.0 feet Fuel Oil: 3,000 Gallons Coatings: International
Mean Draft: 8.0 feet Fresh Water: 200 Gallons Engine Controls: Mathers (ZF Marine)
Metal Shark Delivers 75’ Multipurpose Port Security Fireboat rescue missions, Command and Control (C2) operations, and around-the-clock port security efforts at the largest tonnage port in the western hemisphere. Twin Cat C-18 diesel engines in a conventional straight-shaft inboard con- ? guration propel the 75 Endurance’s stable and ef? cient catamaran hull to cruising speeds of 25 knots while yielding a nominal operating range of over 500 miles. For ? re? ght- ing, two dedicated drive engines channel up to 6,000 total
Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a gallons per minute through an oversized water main where 75’ multipurpose port security vessel custom built for the electronic valves divert water to three radio frequency-con-
Port of South Louisiana. Based on Metal Shark’s Endur- trolled monitors. Four additional 2.5” hydrant connections ance-class catamaran design, this 75’ welded aluminum and a 400-gallon foam reservoir provide maximum ? exibil- vessel incorporates sophisticated technology to support ? re ity across the full spectrum of ? re? ghting needs. www.marinelink.com 99
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