Bay Shipbuilding Lays Keel For Ocean Barge Corp. Bulk Cargo Barge

The keel for Hull 730 was laid recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The oceangoing bulk cargo barge is being built for Ocean Barge Corporation, New York. This will be the first vessel built for Ocean Barge Corporation by Bay Shipbuilding Corp.

The 550-foot by 78-foot tug notch barge will be used as a bulk cargo barge, handling grain, coal and other bulk cargoes. The stern will be fitted with a deep notch to accommodate a tug of 7,200 hp.

Two adjustable skegs will be provided to maintain directional stability under towing conditions.

Attending the ceremony were the owners and their representative, representatives of the American Bureau of Shipping, and U.S.

Coast Guard and Bay Shipbuilding Corp. management personnel.

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