This holiday season, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding delivered an Articulated Tug Barge (ATB) Unit to Kirby Corporation. Todd Thayse, vice president and general manager, made the announcement.
“We are pleased to deliver this new addition to the Kirby fleet. This beautiful vessel is a testament to the skills of the extraordinary American men and women who built this ship and who strive daily to deliver rugged and reliable ships that will stand the test of time,” he said.
The tug Ronnie Murph has an overall length of 130 feet, beam of 42 feet, depth of 23 feet and draft of 19 feet. The 8,000-horsepower vessel has a speed of 12+ knots. The barge, Kirby 155-03, is 521 feet in length, with a breadth of 72 feet, a depth of 41 feet and a 155,000-barrel capacity.
Kirby Corporation is the premier tank-barge operator in the United States, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, along all three U.S. coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii.
Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is an operating division of Fincantieri Marine Group, the United States subsidiary of global shipbuilding giant Fincantieri. The parent company employs almost 20,000 people in 20 shipyards on four continents.