Riverway Shipyard Co. Completes Construction Of 120-Foot Tank Barge

Riverway Shipyard Company, Grafton, 111., recently completed construction of the KM-1, a new double-skin side, single-skin bottom raked barge (pictured above) for Kiesel Marine Service of St. Louis. The tank barge will be used as a midstreaming fuel barge for service in St. Louis.

KM-1 measures 120 by 35 by 9 feet 4 inches. The double-skin sides and single-skin bottom are constructed of 5/16-inch plate.

The bulkheads and deck are ^-inch plate.

The headlog and corners are %-inch plate.

The barge has two fuel oil tanks and one water tank built in the hull. Located on deck are two lube oil tanks and one pump engine fuel tank. Fuel oil capacity is 161,540 gallons; potable water capacity is 17,230 gallons ; lube oil capacity is 12,000 gallons; and pump engine fuel tank capacity is 300 gallons.

Fuel oil is unloaded by way of a Peabody- Barnes self-priming centrifugal pump located on the deck at the rate of 700 gallons per minute, powered by a Detroit Diesel 4-71 engine. The total offloading time is approximately four hours.

The barge is certified by the United States Coast Guard for the carriage of Grade "D" products or lower.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 7,  Jan 15, 1981

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