Two rocket fuel tanks recently made their way from Savage, Minn., to Cape Canaveral, Fla., pushed on two 250- by 782-foot barges by McDonough Marine Services’ Mister Mac.
According to Brad Cheramie, head of sales at McDonough, the pieces were part of a five-part total shipment of eight fuel tanks for the launch facility at Cape Canaveral. Overall logistics were handled by Hansa Meyer Global Transport. The shipment took place in late November. “We were fortunate to get out before the end of navigation season,” said Cheramie.
McDonough Marine Service is a project cargo specialist with a large fleet of barges engineered and constructed to transport heavy and concentrated cargo loads. The barges range from 150 feet to 400 feet in length, with designed deck strengths able to take loads up to 4000 pounds per square foot
The twin-screw Mister Mac, powered by Mitsubishi SI2R diesels totaling 2,200 hp., was built in 2015 by Central Gulf Shipyard in New Iberia, La.
Caption for photo: McDonough Marine tow moves past Dubuque, Iowa. (Photo by Bob DeMeester)