PAMS Installs New Drydock At Its River Plant

Two significant events occurred at Midland/Port Allen Marine Services (PAMS) recently. The Baton- Rouge-based firm announced the installation of a new dry dock at its River Plant, located at Mile 224 on the Lower Mississippi River. The 1,200-ton drydock measures 56 feet between its wingwall and 155 feet in length. Since its placement, a series of barges has been drydocked including the Union Carbide barge.

With the drydock in place, PAMS has expanded its capabilities by offering quick turnaround to a variety of boats and barges in the Baton Rouge Harbor.

The company's River Plant continues to offer topside repair work with over 600 feet of repair dock space available. In addition, PAMS will continue to provide midstream repairs to deep-draft oceangoing vessels.

The Baton Rouge Harbor is also the site of PAMS Gas Freeing and Cleaning Plant which is capable of handling some 117 different chemical and petroleum products. In July, this facility reached a milestone.

The Cleaning Plant cleaned the largest barge to date, the Ocean 211, belonging to Sonat Marine. The barge, which is 500 feet long, 76 feet wide and 40 feet deep, was cleaned for taking on jet fuel.

PAMS Cleaning Plant treats and disposes of wash waters in strict adherence to all regulations established by the Louisiana State Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

PAMS continues to expand its service and facilities to meet the needs of its customers. A "total service shipyard," Port Allen Marine is a subsidiary of Midland Affilated Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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