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    Another heavy lift deck barge for Crowley

    Vessel & ROV News // July 17, 2009

    Crowley in the US has christened its latest heavy-lift deck barge, the 455-6 - the sixth in a series of heavy-lift deck barges slated to be built and put into service by 2013.

    The barge was alunched into the Willamette River at the Gunderson Marine shipyard in Portland. The barge is the third heavy-lift deck barge christened by Crowley this year, but is definitely not the last.

    In September, the company is scheduled to take delivery of the 455-7 and the barge 455-8 by the end of 2009 - bringing the total to five heavy-lift deck barge deliveries this year alone.

    Crowley's heavy-lift 455 series deck barges with 25ft side shells provide both the capacity and deck strength needed to accommodate larger drilling and production units used for deepwater offshore energy exploration and development. They provide increased deck strength for loads up to 4,200 pounds per square foot. 


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