BARGE INTEGRATOR AND FLOATER TOW RIVER BARGES AT SEA

The Barge Integrator and Floater systems are two schemes that have been proposed for carrying separate barges in a single hull. The Barge Integrator is a large, open barge, notched at the stern for pushing by a tug. Twenty-four smaller barges are carried afloat in the wet hold of the Integrator, lashed together and protected by fenders. The Floater is ballasted down in the water enabling four 1000-ton river barges to float over its deck. After they are secured, the Floater is deballasted and lifts the barges out of the water.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 59
  • 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: 00149299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM