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JMS Designed a 2,147 Barrel Tank Barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, MA

29 August 2018

JMS Naval Architects is completing the design of a 2,147 Barrel double-hull liquid cargo tank barge for Harbor Fuels of Boston, Massachusetts. Harbor Fuels currently provides bunkering services to customers in the Boston Harbor area ranging from ferry boats to mega-yachts. The new tank barge will be used for bunkering operations in Boston Harbor and expand company’s bunkering services to inland waters from New York Harbor to Portland, Maine.

The 106’ x 26′ double-raked, double-hull liquid cargo barge has a liquid cargo capacity of 2,147 Barrels. The design allows for the easy loading and unloading of its liquid cargo. The barge will be built to ABS Rules for the Building and Classing of Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways, and will be inspected to 46CFR Subchapter D, as an unmanned tank barge.

The barge is of a raised trunk cargo tank design with a deckhouse located at the aft end of the barge. The barge will be outfitted with electrically powered cargo pumps, bow thruster, and an HPU for powering the deck crane amidships and the anchor winch at the bow. A diesel fuel oil tank for the generator is located below deck in the stern rake, as well as a pair of 2,000 gallon lube oil cargo tanks. The electrical system will be powered by a pair of generators in the deckhouse to provide service to the vessel’s lighting, cargo pumping, and hydraulic systems.

The new tank barge will replace Harbor Fuels’ existing 10,000 gallon tank barge as its primary bunkering operations vessel. The 10,000 gallon tank barge, also designed by JMS, will remain in service for bunkering smaller vessels.

The new tank barge is planned to go into service in the fall 2019.

For more information, please contact:

860.536.0009 Ext 2

JMS Naval Architects provides work boat, dry dock and barge design and engineering services for complete vessel design package development; from concept design to detail, structure, and systems design, complete shipyard bid package development, owner’s representative, and shipyard construction oversight services.

About JMS Naval Architects:
JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleets. With a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience, JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex problems.