|Bollinger built OPA’90 tank barge ENERGY 6508 delivers her first load of cargo on the east coast of the United States.|
(LOCKPORT, LA. – APRIL 10, 2008) – Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C.(BMF), a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has delivered the ENERGY 6508, double hull, oil tank barge built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90), to Hornbeck Offshore Transportation, L.L.C. The delivery of the ENERGY 6508 was preceded by the delivery of the ENERGY 6506 and ENERGY 6507 earlier in 2007. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The 60,000 BBL capacity ENERGY 6508 measures 362’0” in length, with a 60’0” beam and a 29’0” depth. The series of barges are OPA’90 compliant, classed by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to the requirements of the Maltese Cross A1, unmanned oceans and manned special service. Each unit is certified by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), under subchapter “D” and “O”, oceans, for grade “A” and lower products. Each vessel has six main cargo tank pairs, “Guard Level” Ian Conrad Bergan cargo tank gauging and overfill protection, vapor recovery and a Brunvoll tunnel thruster for increased maneuverability. Barges are outfitted with quarters and accommodations for four persons.