Images of Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, coupled with Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’

Pusher Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, married to Black Oil Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’
Tug 6,000 HP built in 1989 at Halter (Lockport) 

TUG DESCRIPTION: Call Sign WAG9386, IMO Number 8835102, Hull Number 1167. Built at Moss Point Marine (now part of VT Halter group) delivered in Dec 1989, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 38.71 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 38.71 m., Draught of 5.92 m., Moulded Depth of 6.40 m.,, Beam of 11.28 m., Gross Tonnage of 592, Tonnage of 177 International Net and 1,215 Dwt (long). INTERcon coupler system.

VESSELS’ OWNERS: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Technical Manager: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Operator: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Registered Owner: BOUCHARD TRANSPORTATION CO. INC. – MELVILLE.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Gen. Motors EMD 16-645-F7B – 2-stroke 16-cyl. 230mm x254mm bore/stroke 4,413mkW total at 900rpm. Marine Diesel Oil (MDO).
PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical). Speed of 12.00 kts,
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

TANK BARGE B No 295 INFORMATION                                                                      Vessel name B. No. 295
Year Built 2006
Capacity 158,128 BBLs
Service Black Oil
Pumps 4
Specifications Download

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295‘ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg

Images of MV ‘MSC Francesca’ departing the Port of Hamburg
Neo-Panamax, Fully Cellular Containership of 11,660 TEU built in 2009

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was MSC Francesca. Neo-Panamax Containership 8,000-11,999 TEU, Call Sign 3FXI, IMO Number 9401116. Built at Hyundai Samho HI, Panama Flagged, GL Classed, Length Overall of 363.50 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 348.00 m., Draught of 15.50 m., Beam of 45.60 m., Moulded Depth of 27.30 m., Tonnage of 60,240 International Net and 129,280 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 131,770, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 24.50 kts at 250.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 93,266.

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS DETAILS: Mediterranean Shipping Co SA (MSC), Switzerland.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 11,660 Total, 8,190 Homogeneous and 1,920 Reefer, 960 x Sockets. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks.

ENGINE DETAILS: Engine Description 2 S.A. 12-cyl., Engine Model 12K98ME6.2.
1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 12K98ME6.2 – 2-stroke 12-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 68,597mkW total at 94rpm.

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Here guided by the tugs in the main waterway of the Elbe River. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Tough to fit in one picture 363.5 m (1,193 ft) of length overall (LOA). Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Clearly the ship is under-utilized as not filled to capacity. Hopefully trade will come back soon! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Close up picture of neo-panamax containership MV ‘MSC Francesca’ (almost 12,000-teu, built in 2009 at Hyundai Samho) departing the Port of Hamburg on a majestic, sunny early summer evening. Do have a safe voyage, you Big Ship! Auf wiedersehen! Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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