FMC Lays Keel For 400-Foot Crowley Maritime Tank Barge

FMC Corporation recently laid the keel that began construction of an oceangoing tank barge at the Marine and Rail Equipment Division in Portland, Ore. This is the second of two sister barges being built by FMC for Crowley Maritime Corporation.

The barges, each measuring 400 feet long by 99 feet 6 inches wide by 25 feet deep, are designed to carry a variety of petroleum products.

The first barge is currently under construction, with delivery scheduled for this month. Delivery of the second barge will be February 1981.

Officials present at the keellaying were: John E. Carroll Jr., FMC division president; William R. Galbraith, division vice president- sales ; Kenneth C. Faris, operations manager, Columbia Marine Lines (a Crowley Company) ; Capt. Kirk Greiner, U.S. Coast Guard; and Doug Hendrix, principal surveyor, American Bureau of Shipping.

Based in San Francisco, Crowley is a major international marine transportation firm. In recent years, FMC has built several barges for Crowley, including large oil barges and deck cargo barges.

FMC Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a major international producer of machinery and chemicals for industry, agriculture and government, with 1979 sales of $3.31 billion.

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