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RTC 26

OPA compliant, Lakes, Bays & Sounds, ABS and USCG certified tank barge, RTC 26 is delivered from Bollinger to Reinauer Transportation for use in harbor service in ports on the U.S. Northeast Coast

January 3, 2008

Bollinger books order for third Reinauer 28,000 bbl barge

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has booked an order for a third 28,000 bbl OPA 90 tank barge for Reinauer Transportation Companies, L.L.C., Staten Island, N.Y.

The order for the vessel was announced following delivery of the sister ships RTC 26 and RTC 27 by Bollinger Marine Fabricators, L.L.C., Amelia, La.double hull, OPA 90 oil tank barges to

The third vessel, Bollinger hull number 543, is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2008. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger said, "I am pleased to announce our delivery of the two OPA'90 tank barges, and the signing of a third unit to Reinauer. Our signing for the third unit with Reinauer is a great testament to our facilities workmanship and dedication in making these units the best in the industry."

The 28,000 bbl capacity RTC 26 and RTC 27 each measure 297 ft 6 in in length, with a 54 ft beam and a 13 ft depth.

The barges feature the Beacon Finland Ltd. JAK 200 tug/barge coupler system, which is designed to increase operating efficiency and enhance safety and reliability by operating as a dual mode ITB.

The series of barges are non self-propelled, double hulled with a raked shaped bow, with six cargo tanks.

The barges are classed Lakes, Bays & Sound (Inland) Tank Barges, ABS +A1 Oil Tank Barge, and USCG certified. The barges are being constructed primarily for bunkering and harbor service in ports on the U.S. East Coast.