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NEW BUILD - 2 Units of 330ft Deck Barge

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DESCRIPTION:NEW BUILD - 2 units of 330ft Deck Barge
BEAM:27.45m (90ft)
DRAFT:5.046m (16ft 6in)
LOCATION:Shanghai, China
BROKER:Peter Cookson
LENGTH:100.65m (330ft)

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1.1 Intent & Definition

This specification together with the drawings is to describe the construction of an unmanned cargo barge suitably equipped for carry deck cargo for unrestricted services.


1.2 General Description

The vessel is to be all welded structure with three (3) skegs.

The hull is to be divided by nine (9) transverse watertight bulkheads and two (2) longitudinal watertight bulkheads into twenty-nine (29) viod tanks.


1.3 Principal Particulars

Length overall 100.65m (330FT)

Bean moulded 27.45m (90FT)

Depth moulded 6.41m (21FT)

Design Draft 5.046m

Deck Loading 10.0 T/M2


1.4 Classification

The vessel is designed suitable for registration as a deck cargo barge and constructed in accordance with the latest rules and regulations of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS, hereinafter referred to as Class) for Unrestricted Services and to their special survey to hull for Class for Unmanned Deck Cargo Barge, with scantlings reviewed and approved for ballasting in all tanks by ABS. In addition, if required by ABS approved drawings. Notation Symbol: ABS A1+ Barge.


1.5 Certification & Registration

The following Original certificates should be supplied to the Owner in duplicate before the delivery of the vessel in Shanghai for the Buyer’s registration purposes. Should original and the duplicated copies not available, certified true copy is not acceptable:

1) Builder Certificate;

2) Class Certificate;

3) Safety Construction Certificate;

4) Tonnage Certificate;

5) Loadline Certificate;

6) Stability Booklet (2sets).


1.6 Welding

Except where specified otherwise, electric welding shall be employed in the construction of the vessel. All electrodes used shall be of type approved by the classification society. Automatic welding method to be used as far as possible throughout construction where possible. Structure should be pre-fabricated in assemblies and sub-assemblies to give the, maximum possible amount of down hand welding. Welding schedules to meet classification requirement/standard.


1.7 Materials & Workmanship

All material and workmanship are of the good quality. All steel plates, section, full forging and castings are to meet ABS Classification.


1.8 Inspection

Throughout the construction period and at any time prior to the delivery, the classifications Surveys and Owner’s representatives are to be given free access, within normal working hours, to the builder’s yard for supervision and inspection.


1.9 Test

Prior to the delivery, the hull and other fittings are to be thoroughly tested to be satisfaction of the classification’s attending surveyor.


1.10 Stability

A lightship measurement will be conducted which will ascertain the lightship weight and the vertical centre of gravity at lightship condition, is to be carried out by the Builder’s with the presence of the classification surveyor. Based on these results, a stability report is to be prepared by Consultant.


1.11 Delivery

Delivery of the vessel is to be taken afloat at a mutually agreed site after completion.


1.12 List of Drawings

On completion, Two (2) sets of the following〝As-Built〞drawings in prints as approved by the classification are to be supplied, if necessary:

i). General Arrangement;

ii). Construction Drawing;

iii). Skeg Details;

iv). Welding Schedule;

v). Stability booklet;

vi). Draft Marks;



2.1 General

The steel hull and deck erection are of all welded construction. Longitudinal framing system is used. The deck scantlings are to be designed to suit 10T/M2 loading.


2.2 Plating

Deck 14.0MM

Bottom 14.0MM

Side 12.0MM

Longitudinal BHD 8.0MM

Transverse BHD 8.0MM


2.3 Longitudinal

Deck longitudinal L150x90x9

Bottom longitudinal L150x90x9

Side longitudinal L125x75x9

Long. BHD longitudinal L125x75x7

Transv. BHD stiff. L125x75x7


2.4 Transverse Webs

Deck transverse 550x9+100FLG

Deck girder 550x10+100FLG

Bottom transverse 500x9+100FLG

Bottom girder 500x9+100FLG

Side transverse 600x10+100FLG

Long. BHD transverse 500x9+100FLG

Transv. BHD vertical web 500x9+100FLG

Transv. BHD horizontal web 500x9+100FLG


2.5 Stanchions

Vertical H250x250x9/14

Diagonals L150x150x15/L200x200x14/L160x160x12


SECTION 3 – Deck Machinery & Equipment

3.1 General

All deck machinery and equipment are supplied by Seller and installed to meet Classification’s requirements.


3.2 Deck Fittings

Mooring Bollards

Eight (8) mooring bollards of 12′ N.B. Heavy Duty Pipe are fitted on main deck as shown on the GENERAL ARRANGEMENT PLAN.



Suitable numbers of used tires to with 1.2M diameter. The numbers are shown on drawing. Suitable no. of small lugs of 15.8mm c/w doublers 15.8mm for lashing go portable tyre fenders welded to deck are to be provided along the sides of the vessel at approximately 3.66m apart.


Steel Fender

FB650x12mm flat bar to be fitted at each of side shell (P&S) and stern transom plate. Flange doublers of size L150x150x12 should be installed along the main deck edge.


Towing Brackets

Four (4) 80SWL Smite towing brackets are fitted on main deck Fwd & Aft (P&S).


Anchor winch

One (1) diesel-driven anchor winch of approximately 10 tonnes capacity, the drum shall be capable of stowing 200m x 41mm dia. galvanized wire rope. Anchor - One (1) 2100kg Stockless Bower Anchor.


Winch house

Winch house with windows to be provided.


Anchor Wire Rope

200m x 41mm dia. Anchor galvanized wire rope with dia. 40mm x 3m stud link chain to be supplied and installed. Chain Stopper-One (1) unit chain stopper to suit the chain size to be fitted.



One (1) manhole is to be provided for each tank and void compartments, size of manhole to be 600mm x 450mm clear opening and the center tank manhole have sunk manhole cover. Studs and nuts to be 316 stainless steel.


Navigation Lights

A complete set of SOLAR type navigation lights are to be provided as follows:

*stern light *Bow light (p&s)



L x B x H: 91.50m x 25.01m x 3.6m

Plate 8mm

Longitudinal L100 x 75 x 7 / L125 x 75 x 9

Stays 200 x 200 x 9/14 BEAM



4.1 Painting

All steel materials are to be sand blasted SA2.5.

All outside shell & bottom are to be primer coating.

All part of steel materials are to be cleaned to as a high standard as possible in order to remove all the dust prior to painting with marine primer. All steel surfaces are to be free from grease and free from moisture before priming coats are applied. All coats are to thoroughly dry before further coats are applied on top.


Anti-fouling paint to be used for outside shell & bottom of submersed below water line, and the paint should get three (3) years guarantee. Three (3) years quality guarantee should be issued by the paint supplier. Anti-rust paint to be used for inside tanks. The paint schedule to be provided by the Builder and approved by the Buyer before paint work.


The below paint schedule for guide reference.

Coating System DFT


Jotaprime 500 Alu. Red 150 mic

Penguard FC, Black 100 mic

Vertical Bottom/Flat Bottom

Jotaprime 500 Alu. Red 150 mic

Safeguard Plus , Yellow 100mic

A/F Seaforce 30, Dark Red 80 mic

Main Deck

Jotaprime 500 Alu. Red 150 mic

Penguard FC, Black 100 mic

For Internal Hull

Jotacote B10, Grey 150mic

The maker of paint is to be Jotun Paints or equivalent.



Fifty (50) zinc anodes(15kg/pc) are to be fitted to protect the external hull below the waterline against corrosion.

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IMPORTANT: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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