NABRICO Completes 3 Barges For Binion

Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas.

The barges are certified by the United States Coast Guard for the carrying of Grade "A" and lower and certain Subchapter " 0" products, which include a variety of chemicals and petrochemicals.

Each barge is fitted with a cargo s y s t em capable of off-loading 10,650 barrels in five and one-half hours, and a steam cargo heating system. These barges have provisions for the future installation of special gauging and vent systems to enable them to carry more exotic chemicals.

The barges are classed by the A m e r i c a n Bureau of Shipping with a limited loadline for voyages between St. Marks, Fla., and Carrabelle, Fla., and between Chicago, 111., and Burns Harbor, Ind.

Cargo capacity for each barge is approximately 10,650 barrels.

The cargo dwt at 9-foot draft is 1,475 tons, based on light ship weight of 319 tons.

Founded in 1976, Binion Marine Service today offers transportation on the Gulf Coast of liquid products, such as crude oil, #6 oil, feed stocks, lube oils, chemicals and refined products. The company also offers general towing of customers' barges along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and limited express service between Houston and Chicago.

NABRICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of The American Ship B u i l d i n g Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Headquartered in Nashville, NABRICO has been in the marine field for more than 60 years and is primarily concerned with the design, engineering and construction of grain and coal barges, deck barges, liquid tank barges, cement barges, drydocks and towboats.

NABRICO is also a major supplier to the entire marine industry of marine deck hardware.

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