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    MEO lays keel for cargo barge

    Vessel & ROV News // January 11, 2013

    Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) recently held a keel laying ceremony for a cargo barge at its Batam shipyard, PT Loh & Loh.

    The barge will be the first of a new series of 400ft heavy deck cargo barges with ballast system. It was designed by 38 Marine & Offshore Pte Ltd, with input from the in-house MEO Engineering Team. Expected delivery is mid-2013.

    The 400ft barge is of steel all weld construction with a spoon head bow, flush deck and twin skegs. The main hull is divided by seven transverse WT bulkheads and three longitudinal WT bulkheads into 31 compartments inclusive of a machinery/ballast control room. It has 2 x 280kW generators for electric power operation requirements and 2 x 600m3/hr high capacity ballast pumps.

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