DBL 103 sister ship, DBL 101 on her first voyage after being delivered by Bollinger to K-Sea. The delivery of the K-Sea DBL
103 will extend the Bollinger facilities portfolio of OPA’90 tank barges to 24 units, leading the industry.
Bollinger Marine Fabricators, LLC, Amelia, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, has signed a contract with K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P.
, Staten Island, N.Y. for the construction of a leading edge double hull, ocean service, OPA '90 oil barge
. The Bollinger hull #490, DBL103, will have capacity of 100,000 barrels (BBL) and is a near sister ship to the DBL 101 and DBL 102 that Bollinger delivered to K-Sea in 2002 and 2004. Terms were not disclosed. The barge will be built primarily for oil service
on the Northeast U. S.
coast and Gulf of Mexico region
. It will be coupled with existing K-Sea tugs equipped with the state-of-the-art JAK 400 tug/barge Push-Pin System.
The 100,000 BBL capacity barge will measure 400-feet in length, 74-foot beam and 25-foot depth, with a displacement of approximately 16,450 tons. Delivery is planned for the fall of 2005.