The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI) has announced the completion of a 200'x35'x12' double-skin tank barge. TSGI was contracted by C&C Marine and Repair LLC to provide contract design services. The barge is the first of a series of double-hulled tank barges that will be built by C&C Marine. It is a flush deck barge with externally framed tanks and classed Subchapter O, USCG, acid barge.

C&C Marine offers a full range of marine fabrication and repair services to the maritime industry at its 30-acre facility on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near New Orleans that features over 230,000 sq. ft. in full-enclosed shop area,

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.