Bergeron Delivers 160-Foot Tank Barge Tide Mar 34 To Tidewater Marine

Bergeron Marine, Inc., Port Bienville, Miss., recently delivered the Tide Mar 34, a 10,500- barrel-capacity tank barge, to Tidewater Marine Service, Inc. of New Orleans, La. Tidewater Marine is the marine subsidiary of Tidewater Inc.

The barge measures 160 feet long, 42 feet wide, 12 feet deep, and is scheduled for service in Trinidad where it will be used for testing oil lifted from wells in that country, Bergeron officials said.

Special features of the Tide Mar 34 include nine cargo tanks, a Roper positive displacement cargo pump powered by a Detroit Diesel engine, two Skagit mooring winches, and a closed gaging and venting system. The barge also has a wooden fendering system along each side for greater hull p r o t e c t i o n , an operator's house, and an electrical generating system for night lighting.

The Tide Mar 34 was designed with the main cargo pump and engine below deck. This, combined with a 1,000-pound per square foot allowable deck load, allows the vessel to be used for the carriage of deck cargo, in addition to fluids. It is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard f o r ocean service. Bergeron Marine, Inc. is a subsidiary of Bergeron Industries, Inc. of St.

Bernard, La.

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