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Inland Report we believe we will be able to protect the competitive advantage we have gained through our hard work and innovation.

Our second vessel rebuild is now com- plete, and we will continue our efforts to rebuild our fleet to meet OPA's mandate.

Module fabrication is already underway for the barge Ocean Cities, which is due to enter the shipyard this spring."

Barges for Sale

Marcon International, Inc. has been appointed as exclusive brokers by

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, parent company of Ketchikan Pulp Company of Ketchikan, Alaska to sell the double skin OPA 90 ocean tank/rail car barge

Harry A. Merlo. The 9,000-dwt, ABS- classed barge was built in 1994 by Gulf

Coast Fabricators at a cost of about $8.4 million to supply fuel oil, chemicals and other materials for pulp processing and lumber mill operations in Southeastern

Alaska. The barge was designed by

Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle,

Wash. Black oil, diesel and caustic soda was carried north in the integral cargo tanks plus smaller parcels of chemicals and stocks were hauled in tank and hop- per cars loaded on deck. On the south- bound run, boxcars were loaded with pulp. In 1997, the mill was closed because it needed about $200 million in environmental upgrades and other improvements and the barge became surplus to Owner's requirements.

The 35,000-bbl ocean tank barge

Caribbean Protector has been added to

Crowley Marine's surplus list and Mar- con has signed a new contract to act as their exclusive broker in handling sales of floating marine equipment. The 250 x 76 x 17-ft. (76.2 x 23.1 x 5.1 m) barge was originally built in 1969 by Todd

Shipyard in Texas and was converted to dedicated oil spill response in 1993.

Barge is now laid up in Mobile, Alaba- ma. — (Source: Marcon)


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Barrel Capacity

January 1998

January 1999

January 2000

June 2000

September 2000

Febniaty 2001

Under 10,000 33 22 10,000 20,000 30,000 40.000 Total 19.999 29,999 39,999 Plus 59 52

Inland Tank Barges


Unknown 1941 1943 1947 1949 1952 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1963 1966 1969 1974 1975 1977 1980 1984 1989

Grand Total 0- 9999 10,000- 19999 20,000- 29999





Under 10,000 20.000 30,000 40,000 50,000 Total 10,000 19,999 29,999 39,999 49,999 Plus

January 1998 12

January 1999 12

January 2000 15

September 2000 16

February 2001 12

Average Age 1989 5 1976 1994 1964

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