Rigging Barge Completed By Riverway Shipyard
Riverway Shipyard Company, Grafton, 111., recently delivered a new rigging barge to its sister company, Riverway Harbor Service, New Orleans. The barge R-l is 110 feet long, 26 feet wide, and 6^4 feet deep, with a light draft of 1 foot 6 inches. The gross tonnage of this barge is 135.6.
The hull is constructed of %-inch steel and has a pre-formed fender running the length of the barge at the gunnel and knuckle. This fender is reinforced with 3-inch I-beam. All four corners are constructed of %-inch steel. The hull is divided into six compartments, each with two manholes.
The deck is fitted with eight 48-inch steel cleats, six rigging trees, and a protective coaming. The hull exterior is coated with coal tar epoxy; the interior is painted with primer only. The deck is coated gray with a non-skid surface, and the coaming/trees are painted with vinyl.