LAD delivers dredge barge designed by The Shearer Group



(HOUSTON) —  The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) has announced the delivery of a 200-by-60-foot walking spud dredge barge built by LAD Services of Louisiana. LAD contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge, which has the capacity to lift 114,000 pounds of dredging spoil.

It features two 85-foot tall removable spuds and one winch-operated 85-foot tall walking spud. The vessel is equipped with a 43,800-gallon fuel tank and two 24,400-gallon freshwater tanks for unimpeded operation. The pedestal crane installed is a Liebherr HS 8300 HD crane with a 125-foot-long boom, one of only five in the Americas. Aboard, there is a full galley, dining area, office, bunks, storage, and workshop for prolonged operations.

The vessel received an ABS Oceans Loadline.

The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) is a designer of inland towboats, ferries, marine construction equipment and barges. It provides naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying services to the marine industry, with a focus on the inland sector.

– The Shearer Group Inc.

By Professional Mariner Staff