Southwest Shipyard delivers Shearer-designed tank barge

23 k BBL Tank Barge

23k BBL Tank Barge (HOUSTON) — The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) announces the delivery of a 250-by-54-foot, 23 ,000-barrel tank barge built by Southwest Shipyard LP of Houston.

Southwest Shipyard contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge. The barge’s primary mission is to deliver jet fuel to support the U.S. Navy assets.

The barge was designed to ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways and applicable rules by the U.S. Coast Guard for barges Subchapter D and O products on rivers. It features six cargo tanks, two S6B3 – 429 BPU Tier III cargo pump engines, a reinforced ice framed bow, generator and HPU house, hydraulic cargo hose-handling cranes, and an air-conditioned tankerman’s shed.

By Professional Mariner Staff