Friday, May 30, 2014

Halter delivers Bouchard ATB

South Mississippi’s VT Halter Marine has delivered an ocean-going articulated tug barge (ATB) to Bouchard Transportation, a 96-year-old New York state total service oil barging company. The 80,000 barrel-holding Denise A. Bouchard tug will join the firm’s existing ATBs as part of its fleet expansion strategy. VT Halter Marine began construction of the 112-foot Bouchard tug in March 2013 and laid its keel two months later at its Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa, Miss. The vessel is the sister ship of the Evening Star, which was delivered in October 2012. (Source: Ship Technology, 05/30/14)