Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivers ATB to Kirby

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(STURGEON BAY, Wis.) — Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has delivered a new articulated tug-barge (ATB) to Kirby Corp., the Green Bay Press Gazette reported.

The tugboat Ronnie Murph has an overall length of 130 feet, a beam of 42 feet, a depth of 23 feet and a 19-foot draft. The 8,000-hp vessel has a speed of more than 12 knots. The barge Kirby 155-03 is 521 feet long with a beam of 72 feet and a depth of 41 feet, and has a 155,000-barrel capacity.

Kirby transports bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii. The company operates the largest inland and offshore tank barge fleets in the United States.

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By Professional Mariner Staff