Owner: American Transport Leasing Inc. Builder: American Transport Leasing Inc. Type: ATB A bird's eye view of the Lafarge Innovation barge. Lafarge added an ATB to its Great Lakes fleet. The Samuel de Champlain tug and Innovation barge were built and are owned by American Transport Leasing Inc., a subsidiary of Lafarge. The new vessel will transport cement and cementitious materials among 17 Lafarge facilities throughout the Great Lakes, including its terminal on the Cleveland waterfront. The new combination of the Samuel de Champlain and Innovation forms Lafarge's ATB. The first, the G.L. Ostrander tug and Integrity barge, went into service in 1996. Owner: Harvey Gulf International Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Type: OSV Built at Eastern Shipbuilding, Harvey Gulf's Harvey Spirit was launched in July with an expected delivery date of December 2006. Harvey Gulf's 280-ft. Class of OSVs are designed to have more clear deck space. With 202 x 52 ft., the vessels were designed to have more than any vessel of similar class and will offer 11,000 barrels of liquid mud, 12,000 cu. ft. of Bulk capacity and will be ABS Certified DP2. Upon delivery, the Harvey Spirit will begin a charter with Gulf of Mexico operation. The Harvey Spirit on blocks, during the launch and in the water. 22 · MarineNews · December, 2006
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