NABRICO Delivers New Two-Barge Tow To Alabama River Barge

Nashville (Tenn.) Bridge Company (NABRICO) has delivered an integrated two-barge single-skin petroleum tow to Alabama River Barge Co., Mobile, Ala.

Each barge, one a lead barge and the other a trail barge, is 297 feet by 54 feet by 12 feet.

Total Capacity of the two-barge tow is approximately 62,966 barrels, or 2,644,572 gallons of product.

The two barges are outfitted with the NABRICO specially designed 7,500-gallon slop tank, hose cranes and winches. These items have been added to enhance the total operating efficiency of the tow.

In order to provide greater speed and fuel efficiency, the lead barge has a specially shaped bow.

Both barges have been classed by the American Bureau of Shipping and assigned a limited loadline between Carrabelle and St.

Marks, Fla., and between Chicago, 111., and Burns Harbor, Ind. The U.S. Coast Guard has certificated the tow f or carriage of Grade " A " and lower petroleum products.

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