Cost of construction, operation and flexibility are among the advantages of tug-barge combinations. Barges are cheaper to build because of their simple construction and because they can be assembled by smaller yards, with lower overhead, that specialize in barge construction. They are cheaper to operate principally because of the reduced Coast Guard and union manning requirements for the tug. The size of barges is increasing and several now in operation are in the 30,000-dwt range. Barge-tug combinations now operating or selected for operation on the Pacific Coast, Great Lakes, and the Gulf of Mexico are described. The advantages of towing are discussed.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 43-47
  • Serial:
    • Marine Engineering/Log
    • Volume: 81
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.
    • ISSN: 0732-5460

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM