LOCKPORT, Louisiana -- Bollinger Marine Fabricators has delivered the Energy 6508, double hull, oil tank barge to Hornbeck Offshore Transportation.
The 60,000 bbl capacity vessel measures 362 ft (110 m) in length, with a 60 ft (18 m) beam and a 29 ft (9 m) depth. The series of barges are OPA'90 compliant, classed by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to the requirements of the Maltese Cross A1, unmanned oceans, and manned special service. Each unit is certified by the US Coast Guard (USCG), under subchapter D and O, oceans, for grade A and lower products.
Each vessel has six main cargo tank pairs, Guard Level Ian Conrad Bergan cargo tank gauging and overfill protection, vapor recovery, and a Brunvoll tunnel thruster for increased maneuverability. Barges are outfitted with quarters and accommodations for four persons.