The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) announced on Tuesday the delivery of a 250’ x 54’ x 12’-6”, 23,000 BBL tank barge built by Southwest Shipyard, L.P. of Houston, TX.
Southwest Shipyard contracted TSGI to develop the design of the barge.
The barges primary mission is to deliver jet fuel to support the U.S. Navy assets.
The barge was designed to ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways and applicable rules by the U.S. Coast Guard for barges Subchapter D & O products on rivers. It features six cargo tanks, two S6B3-429BPU Tier III Cargo Pump Engines, a reinforced ice framed bow, generator and HPU house, hydraulic cargo hose handling cranes, and an air-conditioned tankermans shed.