Maxon Marine Delivers Custom-Built River Barges

Fabrication of custom-built marine equipment for three Midwest firms has been completed recently by Maxon Marine Industries, Inc. of Tell City, Ind.

Three identical deck barges (one shown above) were ordered by the J . S . Alberici Construction Company, Inc. of St. Louis. Dimensions of each barge are 110 feet by 52 feet by 7 feet 6 inches. Each is equipped with four spudwells and a fuel tank that meets the U.S. Coast Guard requirements for fuel containment. River service classification of A - l was awarded to these barges after inspection by the American Bureau of Shipping.

A heavy-duty crane barge, built on speculation, was sold to Greater Cincinnati Marine Service, Cincinnati only one month after its completion. This crane barge, 110 feet by 50 feet by 6 feet 10 inches, provided the newest addition to several Maxon crane barges previously owned by this Ohio firm. For better service to Ohio River traffic, Norman Wooten, Inc. ordered a dock barge, 200 feet by 50 feet by 7 feet, from Maxon. This barge will be moored upstream from Jeffersonville, Ind., for use as office space, midstream servicing, and supplies. The f a - cility is scheduled for opening in early fall. Located at Mile 726 on the Ohio River, Maxon Marine Industries maintains an experienced staff in marine design, construction, conversion, and repair.

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