Bollinger Delivers Double Barge Hull

Friday, November 04, 2005
Bollinger Gretna L.L.C., Harvey, La., has delivered GCS 238, an Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA ’90) double hull, ocean service, oil tank barge to Gellatly & Criscione Services of Point Pleasant, NJ. Bollinger and Gellatly & Criscione Services signed the contract for the new building program in October 2004 and the vessel was delivered at Bollinger’s Gretna facility in July of 2005. Bollinger Marine Fabricators, Amelia, La., fabricated panels for the new 300-ft. by 64-ft. by 21-ft., 35,000 BBL barge and shipped them to Bollinger Gretna, Harvey, La. for installation of piping and other systems and final assembly. “The GCS 238 is the first OPA ’90 new-build in our planned fleet expansion.” said Alexander “Alex” Gellatly, president of Gellatly & Criscione Services. “The new barge will enhance our dedication to our customers and expand our ability to maintain our services and flexibility in our day-to-day operations.” said Gellatly. GCS 238 is built to a new design provided by Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. The ocean service barge features equipment for bunkering services and is designed to carry Grade A oil and lower petroleum products subdivided into ten (10) tanks, complying with OPA’90 requirements. Two (2) Byron Jackson cargo pumps are driven by individual John Deere 6125A engines. The barge is outfitted with twenty (20) tank-cleaning hatches with raised coaming. An F25-65 TECHCRANE pedestal crane with 65-ft boom sits center line for hose handling operations. Additionally, the GCS 238 is equipped with steam heating for each of the 10 cargo tanks, along with a Bergan Guardlevel II type tank gauging and overfill system. GCS 238 is American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) class certificate +A1 Oil Tank Barge, ABS load line certificate - unmanned ocean service & manned special services, and U. S. Coast Guard sub-chapter D approved.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


NY/NJ Port Authority Sees Debt Issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey sees consolidated debt issuance of $1.2 bln in 2016 compared with $1.5 bln this year, according to its $7.9 billion 2016 budget released on Monday.

Opportunities for Growth as Chinese Economy Evolves

The global breakbulk and heavy-lift markets have had to navigate choppy waters in recent years.   Not necessarily due to a shortage of freight, but as a consequence of unsustainably low freight rates.

Panama Canal Wait Times Back to Normal

Waiting times for ships at the Panama Canal have returned to normal after poor weather and a spike in traffic caused delays for several weeks, the waterway's operator said on Monday.


VT Halter Launches Barge for Bouchard

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems) and Bouchard Transportation Co. announced that Barge B. No.

McAllister Towing – 150 Years of Family Business

“Early in 1864, a young man names James McAllister stood on board a sailing vessel where he served as a mate. The boat was about to set sail from the Red Bay of

Lightering Operations Begin for Sunken Lake Barge

Lightering operations has begunn for the  tanker barge Argo sunken in Lake Erie as Unified Command responders took advantage of a favorable weather window, the U.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0654 sec (15 req/sec)