Southwest Shipyard Delivers The Shearer Group Designed 23k Tank Barge


Published Oct 6, 2020 7:05 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is pleased to announce 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 (6) cargo tanks, two  (2) 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.

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is the global leader for design of inland towboats, ferries, marine  construction equipment and barges. We have a rich history of providing naval architecture, marine  engineering and marine surveying services to the marine industry, with a focus on the inland sector.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.