McDonough Marine Service announced the launching of the MARMAC 302, the first of two new 300’ x 100’ x 20' ABS Class ocean going barges commissioned by the barge and marine transportation company. The barges were designed by Dan Jones & Associates with an ABS Load line maximum cargo capacity of 13,200 short tons at 15.7’ draft. The uniform deck strength of 4,500 lbs/sq. ft., combined with a increased side shell strength, provides clients with maximum hull protection. Additionally, the latest industry design provides charterers the greatest opportunity to thrive in the increasingly challenging Gulf of Mexico offshore cargo markets. The MARMAC 302 booked its maiden voyage to Venezuela and will return to be fleeted in Morgan City, LA. McDonough Marine Service continues to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the most comprehensive fleet of barges in the U.S.
Dale Knight, Chairman and CEO of Marmac LLC, dba McDonough Marine Service is pleased to announce the appointment of David C. Hanby Jr. as President and COO of McDonough Marine Service. He has been with McDonough Marine Service for twenty-six years. Mr. Hanby serves on the Board of Directors of the American Waterways Operators and is Chairman of the Southern Region. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Waterways Operators and is an active member of the
TradeWinds Towing announced the addition of the former Seabulk tug "Challenger" to its fleet. This 3,800 bhp tug with nozzles is presently on an endurance tow to southern Chile. The Challenger and 300-ft x 100-ft heavy deck barge, Marmac 300, (in ballast) will come free in early February in southern Chile. This equipment is available to pick up cargo from the west coast of South, Central or North America. Tug Challenger will then come free in the U.S. Gulf in the first half of March