Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, Louisiana, USA) has delivered DBL101, the first of four Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA’90) double hull, ocean service, oil tank barges to K-Sea Transportation. The unmanned barge features an eight-foot high trunk deck to increase cargo capacity, and is designed to carry Grade A oil and other petroleum products in ten tanks with capacities from 9,700 BBL to 10,300 BBL each. DBL101 is American Bureau of Shipping classed A1, Maltese Cross oil tank barge, unlimited ocean and U. S. Coast Guard sub-chapter D approved.
The DBL 101 is equipped with vapor recovery and Metritape closed gauging and alarm systems and can load cargo at a maximum rate of 17,500 BBL per hour, with a discharge rate of 4,900 BBL per hour from each of its two diesel driven deepwell pumps. The barge is also equipped with a Byron Jackson ballast system with two hydraulic deepwell pumps. Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines power the cargo and ballast pumps and a Detroit Diesel Series 71 engine powers the generator.