Signal delivers second McDonough deck barge

Marmac 304SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 — Signal International's Orange, TX, shipyard recently delivered MARMAC 304, the second new 300 ft x 100 ft x 20 ft ABS ocean classed deck barge built for McDonough Marine Service, Metairie, LA.

The 5 month project started in April and the barge was delivered on-time and on-budget with zero ABS rejects.

Patrick Slant, President of McDonough Marine Service stated: "McDonough Marine Service is very satisfied with the quality of the product, responsiveness, and delivery. We have an exceptional relationship between our companies. The quick delivery has enabled our company to fulfill contracted charter commitments early."

"Signal is pleased to be working with the McDonough team and further appreciate the opportunities they have given us to show what our Orange Texas shipyard can do," said Richard Marler, President and CEO of Signal International. "Using modular construction techniques we are capable of a highly efficient and cost competitive operation with unequaled quality. With these McDonough contracts we have demonstrated that we can achieve extremely aggressive schedules and control cost to a satisfied customer."

The barge was designed with an ABS load line maximum cargo capacity of 13,200 short tons and uniform deck strength of 4,500 lb/sq. ft. It will be ready for charter through McDonough Marine Service in September and eventually will be fleeted in Amelia, La.

In addition, Signal's Orange, TX facility is on schedule to deliver three 260 ft x 72 ft x 16 ft ABS ocean classed deck barges by the end of 2013.

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