Harley Marine Gulf takes delivery of new tank barge

The Fight A.L.S. EBDG photo.

Harley Marine Gulf has taken delivery of the Fight A.L.S. tank barge, Seattle-based designer Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) announced this week.

The 422’x76’8”x27’ double-hulled tank barge was built by Vigor Fab in Portland, Ore., and delivered on Feb. 19. The barge, paired with the tug Barry Silverton to form an ATB unit, joins Harley’s offshore fleet working the Gulf and East Coast to transport clean petroleum products, specifically gasoline and distillates.

The Barry Silverton is named after Harley Marine Services’ board member Michael Silverton’s father who died from Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S.), and thus the tug was paired with this new barge.

Fight A.L.S. is the third 83,000 bbl ATB tank barge recently designed by EBDG and built for Harley Marine Services, along with sister barges Dr. Robert J. Beall and Fight Fanconi Anemia.

“We have enjoyed a long relationship with Elliott Bay Design Group and have had great success working with them on the new build designs and their complete customer service mission,” said Keith Barnes, vice president of marine operations for Harley.

EBDG’s scope for the project included the complete ABS design and approval package, as well as structural lofting and systems detail drawings.

The Fight A.L.S. includes 12 separate cargo tanks and has the ability to pump cargo at 10,000 barrels per hour. A nitrogen-generating tank inerting system is onboard, and all pump and auxiliary engines meet Tier 3 standards.

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