American Commercial Lines Inc. will christen the M/V Warren E. Bourgeois on August 2 at the new Houston Fleet Facility in Channelview, Texas. The vessel’s namesake, Mr. Warren E. Bourgeois, is currently the company’s manager of Gulf Coast Barge Operations. Bourgeois began his career with the company in 1969.
The M/V Warren E. Bourgeois recently completed a $1.4m refurbishment and is the fourth vessel to be christened by ACL this year under its capital program to enhance and upgrade its fleet. The vessel’s features include new internal construction, soundproofing, satellite radio in all staterooms, flat screen televisions, wireless internet access and enhanced employee accommodations. The vessel is a 2,100 hp inland towing vessel that
will operate primarily on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Lower Mississippi River.