Oceangoing barges are designed for the transportation of cargo in open sea states. The deck barges provide advantages with open deck space for over-sized cargo, as well as shallow port access.  These barges are built to the requirements set by the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), as the building Class Society. The Class Society is charged with vessel inspection, construction parameters, and verification of standards. The corresponding Class Society documents are required to be carried on board the vessel at all times.


BARGE SIZELoadlineApproximate Short Ton Cargo Capacity at Freeboards of:
    3' 4' 5' 6'
140’ x 40’ x 9’ * 900 740 580 420 260
140’ x 40’ x 9’6” 965 820 660 500 340
150’ x 55’ x 9’ 1330 830 345 --- 250
160’ x 50’ x 8’ * 982 787 545 305 75
180’ x 54’ x 12’ * 2360 2200 1900 1600 1300
180’ x 54’ x 12’6”* 2380 2230 1935 1640 1345
180’ x 60’ x 12’6”* 2696 2524 2182 1844 1509
200’ x 50’ x 13’ 2600 2500 2150 1820 1460
210’ x 60’ x 13’6” 3050 3180 2805 2410 2015
250’ x 72’ x 16’ See pages 12-13 in catalog for details.
250’ x 80’ x 16’ See page 16 in catalog for details.
260’ x 72’ x 16’ See pages 14-16 in catalog for details.
260’ x 100’ x 16’ See page 17 in catalog for details.
300’ x 100’ x 19’9” See pages 17-18 in catalog for details.
300’ x 100’ x 18’ See page 18 in catalog for details.
318’ x 96’ x 20’ See page 19 in catalog for details.
400’ x 99’9” x 20’ See page 19 in catalog for details.

*some of these barges have spudwells.


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