PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — VT Halter Marine has delivered the ocean-going 112-foot Articulated Tug Barge Denise A. Bouchard to Bouchard Transportation Co.
The Denise A. Bouchard measures 112 feet by 35 feet by 17 feet. The barge has a 250,000-barrel capacity and will be used to transport liquid petroleum.
Construction began March 2013 and the tug was launched February 2014 at VT Halter Marine's Moss Point Marine facility in Escatawpa.
The Mississippi Press reports
The Denise A. Bouchard is the sister vessel to the Evening Star, which was delivered in October 2012, and is part of a major Bouchard fleet expansion currently underway at VT Halter Marine.
The ATB Tug will be paired with an existing Bouchard ATB and enter into Bouchard's fleet service in New York.