DOUBLE SKIN 509A
Double-Hull Oil Barge
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. was contracted by Conrad Industries, Inc. to develop the design of a manned oceans, 361’ x 62’ x 24.5’, 55,000 BBL double hull oil barge for Vane Line Bunkering, Inc. The construction took place at Conrad Shipyard in Amelia, LA. The barges primary purpose is to transport asphalt and other heavy oils. It is equipped with a complete loading and discharging system in 10 tank compartments and is able to carry two products simultaneously. A thermal heating system was installed to maintain the asphalt at loaded temperature.
Dimensions: 361’ x 62’ x 24.5’
Total Capacity: 55,000 BBL
Number of Tanks: 10
Cargo: Grade “B” and lower
Classification: ABS Maltese Cross, A1, oil tank barge, oceans fully manned trade
Hull: Spoon type with double chines, stern rake
Generator: Two (2) 125kW, 480 Volts, 3 Phase, 60Hz
Designer: Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.
Builder: Conrad Shipyard, Amelia, LA
Owner: Vane Line Bunkering, Inc., Baltimore, MD