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Clamshell Dredge

The Barge is an all steel fabricated non-propelled dredging barge fitted with spuds and was built in 1949 by Russel-Hipwell Engines Ltd., Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Superstructure rebuilt in 1981/82.

“Could easily be converted to a straight crane barge and/or clamshell dredger by removing the superstructure and decking over.”
“Due to Jones Act regulations, the barge is not available for sale in the USA.”

Located in Canada

"Reasonable offers will be considered"

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Technical Details

Principal Dimensions and Characteristics
  Year Built:      1949
  Year Superstructure Rebuilt: 1981/82
  Length Over All: 25.91 m 85 feet
  Beam: 10.33 m 34 feet
  Depth: 2.50 m 8 feet
  Load Displacement: load rating for 366 tonnes
  The barge has a raked bow and a flush stern with no skegs. Three powered spuds are fitted.
  An American model 7720 ring mounted crane is fitted on the aft end. The crane is fitted with an 18.29 m (60 feet)
  boom and equipped with a 1.53 cubic meters (2.00 cubic yards) round nosed heavy duty clamshell bucket for
  dredging operations. A two level steel superstructure is fitted on the main deck covering approximately 80% of
  the main deck area providing accommodation.
  A machinery space is located below the main deck inside the hull extending the full length of the vessel and
  includes stores, stainless steel potable water tanks and a work area.
  The hull is a common space with no dividing watertight bulkheads.

Classification and Documentation:

  A Transport Canada Certificate of Registry was sighted. This was issued 13 August 1951and valid to 31 August
  It was reported that the barge is not classed.

General Maintenance

  It was reported that the barge has been in lay up since 1997 with minimum maintenance since that time.
  Engine maintenance performed included oil changes and running all the engines continuously for two hours once
  every year.

Main Deck and Fittings


The following equipment and deck fittings are found on board:

  An American model 7720 ring mounted crane is located on the main deck, aft of the deckhouse. The crane, an
  addition in 1981, is mounted on the transom with a sponson addition for support. It is powered by a Detroit 671
  diesel engine.
  The barge is fitted with three spuds – one port and one starboard aft and one centerline at the bow transom.
  The spuds are raised by electric motors and chain drive gears. The motors for each spud are located inside the
  hull machinery space with the chain drive passing through the deck to spud operating gears. The aft spuds are
  both 24 x 24 inches (610 x 610 mm) and the forward spud 20 x 20 (508 x 508 mm) both are fitted in substantial
  spud-guides tied into the structure of the barge. Spuds are removable by crane and are retained in place by
  spud-gates (removable locking bars).
  Spuds can be also locked in position using band brakes.
  Fire extinguishers were noted to be on board in the accommodation and machinery space.
  It was noted that these were dated as having been serviced August 2011.
Mooring Bitts and Cleats are Fitted as Follows
  Forwards: 2 no. s double bitts
  Starboard side: 3 no. s double bitts
  Port side: 1 no. s double bitts
  Port side: 1 no. s rolling bitts
  Starboard side: 1 no. s bollard
  Aft: 2 no. s cleats
  Aft: 2 no. s rolling bollards
  1 meter high guard rails are fitted port and starboard and found to be in good condition.
  The deck-house was used to house an accommodation, galley mess room and storage.
  The machinery space is located in the hull under the main.
  The accommodation is fully outfitted with 13 single bunk cabins, galley, pantry, mess washrooms and showers.

Galley Equipment           

  Kenmore electric stove and oven with extraction fan and hood fitted above
  Moffat grill
  MDM 500 dishwasher
  Moffat Litton microwave
Main Machinery
  Main Generator Set 1:
  Make/Model: Caterpillar / D3304 - Year 1977 (Major overhaul - 1994)
  Power: 100 kW 134 hp
  Main Generator Set 1:
  Make/Model: Caterpillar / C311 H Series - Year 1968 (Top end overhaul - 1996)
  Power: 30 kW 40 hp
  The machinery space is fully outfitted with auxiliary equipment for support of accommodation and dredging
  services including: pumps, general service air compressor, fuel tanks, stainless steel water tanks, sewage and
  grey water tanks.

Miscellaneous Equipment           

  American model 7720 ring mounted deck crane with a Detroit Diesel 671 engine.
  Heavy duty crane boom extension plus boom base replacement section.
  Erie cable operated clamshell dredge bucket with 1.53 cubic meters (2.00 cubic yards) capacity.

Scantlings were measured as follows:

  Transverse spacing between frames: 0.61 m 2 feet
  Main deck: 9.53 mm 3/8 inch
  Bottom transverses (A): 203.2 x 50.8 x 7.94 mm 8 x 2 x 5/16 inches
  (A) Side shell brackets: 482.6 x 406.4 x 9.53 mm 19 x 16 x 3/8 inches
  (B) Side shell brackets: 787.4 x 863.6 x 9.53 mm 31 x 34 x 3/8 inches
  Bottom transverses (B): 203.2 x 120.7 x 7.94 mm 8 x 4-3/4 x 5/16 inches
  Side frames: 76.2 x 76.2 x 19.05 mm 3 x 3 x 3/4 inches
  Deck transverse: 203.2 x 57.15 x 7.94 mm 8 x 2-1/4 x 5/16 inches
  Pillars: 152.4 x 88.9 x 7.94 mm 6 x 3-1/2 x 5/16 inches
  Center longitudinal girder: 133.4 x 203.2 x 6.35 mm 5-1/4 x 8 x 1/4 inches
  P & S longitudinal girder: 203.2 x 60.33 x7.94 mm 8 x 2-3/8 x 5/16 inches
  Bulkheads are stiffened with 3 x 3/8 inches (76.2 x 9.53 mm) flat-bar with 12 x 12 inches (304.8 x 304.8 mm) end
  All details on these pages are given in good faith and are believed to be accurate but no warranty of accuracy or completeness or suitability for purpose is either stated or implied. Prices are subject to change without notice.
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