Conrad Shipyard, Morgan City, La., announced the delivery of the Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) unit, tug Wachapreague and barge DOUBLE SKIN 803 to the Vane Brothers, Baltimore, Md., March 25. This ATB unit is the third of a series of three like units built for Vane.
DOUBLE SKIN 803 has an overall length of 403 feet, beam of 74 feet and overall depth of 32 feet. The barge is equipped with bow thrusters and thermal heaters for its cargo of asphalt. The 110-foot Wachapreague, named for a city on the eastern shore of Virginia, has a breadth of 38 feet and a design draft of 15 feet, 4 inches. It is powered by two 2200 hp. Cummins engines and has accommodations for a crew of 10.
Conrad Shipyard Chairman and CEO Johnny Conrad discussed the valued relationship. “It is always rewarding to deliver new vessels to a repeat customer like Vane,” he said. “The Vane team is great to work with, and this ATB is representative of the quality, craftsmanship, integrity and service consistently delivered by our extraordinary shipbuilding team. We appreciate Vane Brothers’ continued confidence in Conrad Shipyard.”
In operation since 1898, the Vane Brothers Company offers a wide range of maritime services in multiple locations along the U.S. Eastern seaboard. Vane’s state-of-the-art fleet and sophisticated operations center positions the company on the cutting edge of the marine transportation industry.