Construction of two ocean going deck barges

  • Customer: Durocher Marine, a Division of Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.

  • Location: For operation on the Great Lakes

  • Duration: May 2014 – April 2015

  • Dimensions: Length: 180ft Breadth: 54ft Depth: 12ft

  • Weight: 500 ton each

  • Material: Steel

  • Other: Classed ABS +A1 Ocean Service Deck Barges; International Load Line Certificate

Moran Iron Works was awarded a contract to build two ocean going deck barges for Durocher Marine, a division of Kokosing Construction Company Inc., based in Cheboygan, Michigan.

The two deck barges are 180’ X 54’ X 12’ and built in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO), ABS, and USCG regulations and classifications. The barges follow ABS rules for building and classing steel barges for offshore service. They are classed as ABS +A1 Ocean Service Deck Barges and have an International Load Line Certificate.

The keels were laid mid-summer 2014 at the Onaway fabrication facility. Both barges were launched in mid-April 2015 at the deep water port at Calcite in Rogers City, Michigan at the company’s Port Calcite facility.