Metal Trades delivers Navy fuel barges


Metal Trades, Inc., Hollywood, SC, recently completed two 7,000 bbl, double-hull fuel barges for the U.S. Navy as a sub-contractor to Maybank Industries, Charleston, SC.

Designed by Bristol Harbor Group, Bristol, RI, the two ABS-classed barges are capable of carrying diesel and JP-5 fuel in four cargo tanks within a 180-foot-long by 44-foot-wide hull. These two barges, YON-332 and YON-333, are being delivered to Pacific Naval Facilities.

Metal Trades will be launching two more double hull barges in 2012 for the same customer, with final delivery to U.S. Naval facilities on the East Coast.

According to Randy Brown, the Metal Trades’ VP of Operations and Barge Construction Program Manager, “We are proud of the extremely positive feedback that we received from our government customer during the recent delivery trials.”

December 29, 2011