Providing full contract and detail design for a new Articouple-equipped 8,000 BHP AT/B tug for use with a new 20,000 DWT ocean bulk barge. Dixie Fuels, Ltd.
Provided full contract and detail design for the new 6000 BHP AT/B tugs and for the companion 10,000 M3 compressed natural gas carrier barges, designed in association with CT Marine. (Customer Confidential)
Engineered the refitting of a 35,000 DWT ocean tank barge, with a revised notch and structure to accept a modified Intercon system set up for lightering operations. The tug LIBERTY retained her existing Intercon arrangement and now works with the 300 in Delaware Bay, lightering crude. Provision of a full FEA study for the connection-related structure on both the tug and barge for an East Coast shipping company.
These vessels comprise a fleet of three AT/B’s operated by Keystone Shipping of Philadelphia, on behalf of BP Amoco. Two of the units are specially fitted with heaters and nitrogen inerting systems for the carriage of Paraxylene between the Gulf and East Coasts, in what is essentially a liner service. The third unit carries clean products from Texas City to Tampa.
The NICOLE LEIGH REINAUER is paired with the double-hulled ocean tank barge RTC 135, built by Alabama Shipyard, Inc. of Mobile, AL. The combination operates along the US East Coast, moving clean petroleum products. During the winter of 2000/2001, the NICOLE and her near sister, the S/R EVERETT, almost singlehandedly kept Rhode Island stocked with heating oil and gasoline.
K-Sea's LINCOLN SEA (ex-S/R EVERETT) is an 8,000 BHP AT/B tug built for Mobil Oil Corp., US Fleets, then transferred to Sea River Maritime after the Exxon-Mobil merger. She operated the first years of her life in New England, and currently operates along the U.S. East Coast and the Gulf for K-Sea.
The CHRISTIANA and her sister, BRANDYWINE, both built at Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin, represent the second owner of this class tug as well as the second and third versions built. The tug's hull design was conceived to make it easier to build than her larger ATLANTIC II class sisters, yet at 38' beam, the tug can handle as much as 8,000 RPM.
The PATI R. MORAN and her sisters, built at Washburn & Doughty Shipyard, in Boothbay, Maine, are 5100 HP AT/B tugs equipped with the Intercon "C" coupler. Designed to fit the same barge notches as the OT&BE engineered coupler refits on the BARNEY and SCOTT TURECAMO, the ATLANTIC IV class tugs represent a slightly smaller design than the ATLANTIC III, fitted with a full forecastle to create more room, and maintains the efficient single chine hull design of the III, with a slightly narrower beam of 36’.
Provided engineering and design for the refit of the ocean tug NAIDA RAMIL with a Bludworth connection system, and the refit of the stern of the ocean bulk barge PEGGY PALMER, for use with the Bludworth system. U.S. United Ocean Services (formerly Teco Ocean Transport).
The 7,200 BHP OCEAN VENTURE, and her companion barge, the AMERICAN ENTERPRISE, were converted to an AT/B for American Steamship in 1999. The conversion involved the installation of Bludworth connection equipment aboard the OCEAN VENTURE, and the redesign of the stern notch and skegs on the AMERICAN ENTERPRISE.
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