Southwest Shipyard Delivers 250-Foot Tank Barge
Houston’s Southwest Shipyard has delivered a 250’ x 54’ x 12’-6”, 23,000 BBL tank barge that will primarily be used to deliver jet fuel to support the U.S. Navy assets.
The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) said it was contracted by the builder to develop the barge design.
The barge was designed to ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways and applicable rules by the U.S. Coast Guard for barges Subchapter D & O products on rivers. It features six cargo tanks, two S6B3-429BPU Tier III Cargo Pump Engines, a reinforced ice framed bow, generator and HPU house, hydraulic cargo hose handling cranes, and an air conditioned tankermans shed.