Conrad delivers ABS deck barge to Ashton Marine

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The recently-delivered ABS deck barge AM 3600.

Morgan City, La., headquartered Conrad Shipyard has delivered a 240- by 60- by 14-foot ABS deck barge to Muskegon, Mich., based Ashton Marine LLC.

Named the AM 3600, the barge will carry 3,600 tons of bulk materials and project cargo throughout the Great Lakes area. It is equipped with two 50-inch spud well pockets for an easy conversion into a spud barge.

Ashton Marine has one of the newest fleets on the Great Lakes, with two ocean-going tugs, and two ABS hopper barges rated for a combined capacity of 3,800 tons.

“We are continuing to build new vessels to meet the expectations of our clients,” said Ashton Marine Vice Presiden Seth Andrie. “Our team was extremely happy to partner with Conrad Shipyard on this project for the AM 3600. Their reputation in the industry speaks for itself.”

“We appreciated the opportunity to work with Ashton on this project,” said Conrad CEO Johnny Conrad. “We are two customer-driven companies with dedicated workforces, delivering first class services and equipment to our customers. We appreciate this opportunity, and we look forward to many more with Ashton.”

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