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October 21, 2010

U.S. Barge delivers double hull unit to Harley Marine

Vigor Industrial LLC's U.S. Barge recently delivered another petroleum barge to Harley Marine Services. The Barge Anne Elizabeth was christened on October 4, 2010 at U.S. Barge's Portland, Oregon, shipyard by her namesake, Anne Elizabeth Hall.

The ceremony continued Harley Marine Services' longstanding tradition of naming barges for heroes in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Anne Elizabeth Hall was born in 1997 and, shortly thereafter, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. She is currently a visible leader in the fight to raise awareness and develop new treatments for the disease. The Anne Elizabeth is the 20th double hull barge in the Harley Marine fleet and will operate on the U.S. West Coast.

Barge Anne Elizabeth measures 241 ft x 64 ft 6 in with a depth of 23 ft 6 in. The barge has a carrying capacity of 31,500 barrels and is OPA 90-compliant, with vapor collection piping. The barge has two isolated cargo systems. The main cargo is intended to be fuel oil, and the auxiliary system will handle marine gas oil (MGO).

All outfitting was completed in-house by U.S. Barge. Barge Anne Elizabeth is outfitted with a 65 foot, fixed boom and an 11 ton hydraulic crane with main and auxiliary winches. Hydraulic power is provided by twin pressure-compensated pumps with electronic clutches. The barge contains a state of the art monitoring system with tank sensors and alarms, and a vapor control system.


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