Vancouver Shipyards Delivers Log Barge To Seaspan Int'l

Seaspan International Ltd. of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently took delivery of the Seaspan Rigger, a new log barge (pictured above) that was commissioned by Mrs. William Sloan, wife of the the president of Pacific Logging Company Ltd.

Designed by Robert Allen Ltd. to load and carry bundled logs, the barge was built by Vancouver Shipyards Company Ltd. in North Vancouver. It is 396 feet 3 inches long, with an 88-foot beam and depth of 25 feet. On a draft of 19i/2 feet its capacity is 14,300 short tons.

The barge is equipped with two 70-ton loading cranes supplied by Heede International Ltd. of Port Moody, B.C. Each crane is powered by two Caterpillar 3412 diesel engines with a total of 1,130 bhp, and is capable of lifting bundles of logs weighing 50 tons.

Two 18-foot boom boats that are carried aboard the barge to assist in the loading process were built by West Coast Salvage & Contracting Company of Vancouver.

The addition of the Seaspan Rigger to Seaspan International's fleet will enable the company to fulfill recently signed contracts with Pacific Logging, Doman Industries Ltd., and other companies. The new barge will operate between logging camps on the northern British Columbia Coast and the west coast of Vancouver Island to Booming Grounds in southern British Columbia.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  Dec 1980

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