Bollinger delivers second OPA ’90 tank barge, retrofitted tug

December 3
December 3, 2007
Storme’ Mestas
December 5, 2007
December 3
December 3, 2007
Storme’ Mestas
December 5, 2007

Two Bollinger Shipyards Inc. facilities completed work on the second of two 80,000 barrel OPA ’90 compliant tank barges, as well as the retrofit and conversion of a Bouchard tug.


The work, performed at Bollinger Gretna LLC in Harvey, and Bollinger Algiers LLC was recently delivered to Bouchard Coastwise Management Corp., in Melville, N.Y.

The B. No. 282 is a manned ocean, clean oil tank barge measuring 399 feet, with a 74-foot beam and a depth of 28 feet, according to Bollinger officials. The craft was built to meet the requirements of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. It was outfitted with 12 cargo compartments and three separate pumping systems.


While in its final stages of construction, Bollinger Algiers retrofitted the tug Ellen S. Bouchard with the Intercom C coupler system, generator upgrades, regulatory recertification and received life extensions.

The tug is 112 feet long, with a 35-foot beam and a depth of 17 feet.

“Our fleet modernization continues on schedule with the delivery of the B. No 282 from Bollinger,” said Morton S. Bouchard III, president and CEO of Bouchard Affiliates. “Our next deliveries will be the 35,000 BBL B. No. 233 and the 60,000 BBL B. No. 260, from Bollinger Marine Fabricators and Bollinger Gretna.

Bollinger delivers the ATB unit, B. No. 282 and tug Ellen S. Bouchard, the second of two 80,000 BBL OPA ’90 tank barges and retrofitted tug to Bouchard. * Photo courtesy of BOLIINGER SHIPYARDS INC.