June 16, 2010
Bollinger delivers OPA-compliant barge to Bouchard
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La., has delivered Bollinger hull No. 561, B. No. 264, a 60,000 BBL OPA 90 oil tank barge, to Bouchard Ocean Services, Inc., Melville, NY.
"We are pleased to have delivered our 13th OPA'90 tank barge to Bouchard," said Chris Bollinger, Bollinger's executive vice president of new construction. "Bouchard is an important customer of Bollinger for both new construction and repair work. We are once again very grateful to the Bouchard companies who have continued to put their trust in Bollinger, and we are confident that our quality workmanship and timely deliveries will strengthen our relationship well into the future."
Barge B. No. 264 is a manned ocean, clean oil tank barge measuring 350-foot long, with a 70-foot beam and a depth of 25-feet.
Built to ABS and USCG requirements, it has 10 cargo compartments and two separate pumping systems. The barge is equipped with two Byron Jackson cargo pumps, driven by Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, and the deck is equipped with two (2) Techcrane model F10-50 electric-hydraulic cranes.
Morton S. Bouchard, III, President/CEO of Bouchard Affiliates (Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. / Bouchard Ocean Services) said, "Bouchard is once again pleased to take delivery of another new double hull barge from Bollinger. Bouchard is accustomed to receiving quality tonnage out of Bollinger facilities and is confident that the B. No. 264 will perform as well as her sister vessels built at Bollinger, B. No. 260 and B. No. 262."
B. No 264 is the 13th OPA compliant tank barge delivered from Bollinger facilities to Bouchard. In all, Bollinger has delivered a total of fifty-nine OPA'90 compliant barges into the oil and gas industry.