Great Lakes Shipyard has been awarded a repair contract by the Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District for two tugs and two barges from the Corps’ Cleveland Field Station.


The shipyard will perform drydocking, maintenance and repairs of the 109' tug Cheraw and 53' tug Donlon, and the 120' deck barges BD-6259 and BC-6472. Work includes underwater hull cleaning and maintenance as well as inspection and testing of propulsion systems. Work will also include overhaul of sea valves and shaft bearings and assemblies, and other routine cleaning, inspections, maintenance and repairs. In addition, the scope of work includes major overhauls of the propulsion engines, fendering replacements and major steel renewals.

This will be the first time the Corps’ tugs and barges have been drydocked using Great Lakes Shipyard’s 700-MT Marine Travelift. All four vessels will be hauled out within a few days of arrival. Work will commence immediately and proceed on all vessels on a concurrent basis until completed in April.