Repair: MarCom Breathes Life Into Damaged Barge

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

MarCom Inc. in St Johns, Ore., recently took on a previously damaged barge headed for scrap and is - through some innovative thinking between the barge owner and shipyard owner - preparing it to go back into service. Brusco Tug and Barge is owner of Mr. Chips (ex Glacier Bay), a 268 x 56-ft. deck cargo barge built by Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock in 1961 (hull #111). The barge was grounded during a tow in December 1999 and later salvaged. It was heavily damaged and headed to scrap when Brusco Tug and Barge and MarCom Inc. began discussions to find an economical alternative to scrapping that would repair the barge and return it to service.

The barge was towed to MarCom's facility and placed on drydock January 6, 2003. MarCom representatives and Port Engineer William Kelley began surveys and discussions that eventually resulted in an agreement for the removing of a 24-ft. section and accomplishing repairs followed by re-joining the repaired sections to form a barge 24-ft. long. Work is expected to be completed by March 29.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ship Repair & Conversion

German Shipyard FSG Re-organizes Top Management

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) says it will be headed by a new management team from January 1st 2015, details as follows: Current Chief Technology

US’ Largest Floating Drydock Heads to Portland

The country’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed for Portland this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water,

Country’s Largest Floating Drydock Coming to Portland

The country’s largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, is headed for Portland this weekend. The drydock, a piece of equipment used to lift vessels as large as cruise ships out of the water,

Workboats

Krill Supplies VFMMS to Island Tug and Barge

Krill Systems Inc., a producer of Vessel Fuel Measurement and Monitoring Systems (VFMMS), announced delivery, installation and successful sea trials of three more systems to Island Tug and Barge Ltd.

MN 100: Conrad Shipyard

1501 Front Street Morgan City, LA 70380 Telephone: 985 384 3060 E-Mail: rasampey@conradindustries.com Website: www.conradindustries.com CEO/President: Johnny Conrad Number of Employees: 1,

Signet Tows Aircraft Carrier on Final Voyage

The final voyage of aircraft carrier USS Saratoga begins today. From the Eastern Hemisphere to the Western Hemisphere, the USS Saratoga has made her mark around the globe,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1978 sec (5 req/sec)