Bristol Harbor Group announces pair of vessel design contracts

The following is the text of a press release issued by Bristol Harbor Group Inc.:
(BRISTOL, R.I.) — Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI)
was recently awarded two substantial design jobs for two separate
repeat clients from Puerto Rico. Harbor Bunkering Corporation has
commissioned BHGI to design another double hull oil tank barge. BHGI
has designed two barges for the San Juan bunkering business in the
past. “Bristol Harbor has been so responsive and has shown such
attention to detail,” says Eric J. Rivera, Harbor Bunkering
Corporation’s Operations Manager, “the barges they have designed have
really been just what we needed.” In 2004, BHGI designed the 30,000
BBLS double hull oil barge ENTERPRISE for Harbor Bunkering
Corporation, and in 2005 they designed a 60,000 BBLS barge that is
still to be built.

The new barge for Harbor Bunkering is to be another 30,000 BBLS barge,
based on the ENTERPRISE but with only ten tanks, corrugated bulkheads,
and several other improvements. The builder is yet to be determined
for this barge, and Harbor Bunkering Corporation is considering both
Jones Act and non-Jones Act builders.

The other significant design contract recently signed is a 4,300 bhp
Z-drive tug for South Puerto Rico Towing of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
The vessel will serve primarily as a ship docking vessel, but will be
outfitted with FiFi 1 capabilities, and will be capable of towing with
a winch and pin system. BHGI has previously provided consulting
services to South Puerto Rico Towing, and is excited about the
opportunity to design their next vessel.

Bristol Harbor Group provides naval architecture, marine engineering
and construction oversight services to a wide variety of customers.
Their commercial work includes small passenger vessels, oil and deck
barges, tugboats, patrol vessels and offshore supply boats.
Recreational vessel work includes mega yachts as well as powerboats
and sailboats.

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is located at 103 Poppasquash Road,
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809. The Management team can be contacted by
phone at 401-253-4318, by fax at 401-253-2329, or check out their
website at

By Professional Mariner Staff