LOCKPORT, Louisiana -- Bollinger Marine Fabricators has signed a contract for the design and construction of a 55,000-bbl, Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA'90) compliant tank barge with Martin Midstream Partners. Contract terms and conditions were not disclosed.
The tank barge, M 6000, will be built at Bollinger Marine Fabricators in Amelia, Louisiana. It will be a clean oil barge that is classed and certified ABS + A1, manned ocean services.
The barge will be 350 ft (107 m) long, with a 70-ft (21-m) beam and a depth of 25 ft (7.6 m). The barge is being built to meet the requirements of OPA'90, with ten cargo compartments and two separate pumping systems. It also will be outfitted with the Bludworth cook marine ATB flexible connection system.