Liffey Marine Operating New Supply Vessel Designed To Carry A Wide Variety Of Cargo

Liffey Marine, Inc., a unit of the Stolt Group, located in Southeast Asia, has recently placed into service a 190-foot self-propelled multipurpose seagoing barge, the M/S Kildare.

The unusual design of the vessel permits extremely economical transportation of a wide variety of cargo.

With a deadweight of 2,550 tons on summer draft of 13 feet 6 inches, she is capable of shallow draft operation and is designed for beaching astern using a stern ramp for vehicles.

Side openings facilitate fork-lift cargo handling. As a tanker, the vessel can lift 1,600 tons of palm oil, coconut oil, or petroleum products. She has a capacity of 2,200 cubic meters of logs on her 6,800 square feet of unobstructed deck space. The Kildare is presently employed transporting oil industry supplies and equipment from Singapore to (Indonesia, primarily for the Baroil Corporation.

The Kildare was recently delivered from her Hong Kong builders, the Elling Engineering Co., Ltd. She is class Lloyd's 100 A-l. She is propelled by twin-screw Yawmar diesels giving a service speed of 7.0 knots loaded on a consumption of only 4 tons of fuel per day.

Liffey Marine, Inc., is located at Room 527, I.C.B. Building, 2 Shenton Way, Singapore 1, Republic of Singapore.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 38,  Mar 1974 Ranger

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