Eagle Fabrication LLC, a division of Eagle Marine Industries Inc., Sauget, Ill., recently completed two crane/spud barges for Barge & Boat Rental Service LLC. One measures 160 by 66 by 10 feet and the other is 150 by 54 by 9 feet. They are the 98th and 99th barges the shipyard has built since its inception 21 years ago.
Both barges are heavily built, using plating that is thicker than usual and spaced on trusses with 5-foot instead of 10-foot centers, said Matt Thomas, general manager. The barges are ABS-classed for unrestricted service and meet loadline requirements.
Eagle Fabrication is on schedule to complete its 100th hull later this year.
Caption for photo: One of two barges built for Barge & Boat Rental Service LLC.