Large Tank Barges Built in the U.S. Before OPA 90

Most recent update:  December 28, 2018.


This table lists the 97 large tank barges built in U.S. shipyards before the passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), listed by shipbuilder and hull number.  "Large" in this context means over 5,000 gross tons (GT).  If anyone sees any errors or omissions, please send the correct data to me at timcolton@aol.com

Shipbuilder Location Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner GT Ft. Del'd. ATB? Associated Tug Notes
ADDSCO Mobile AL 692 531048 IOS 3301 Ingram Ocean Systems 15,579 584 Mar-71 ITB Martha R. Ingram Broke in two 1972, rebuilt as Ocean 240, scrapped 1995
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1145 507495 Ocean 90 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 6,400 400 Sep-67     KTC 90 2003, sold foreign 2007 as Rhea (Nigeria)
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1178 511528 Hygrade 95 Hygrade Oil Tptn. 6,293 390 Nov-67     Energy 9801 2001, converted 2005 to dry bulk barge Connor
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1179 515042 Ocean 115 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 6,430 390 Jun-68     KTC 115 2003, sold foreign 2003 as Lambert's Spirit (Canada)
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 1197 523233 Ocean 96 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 6,000 400 Nov-69     KTC 96 2003, sold foreign 2005 as Mnemosyne (Honduras)
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2265 556673 Ocean 155 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 9,401 450 May-74 ATB Rebel DH 2004 as DBL 155, active
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2274 562452 Ocean 190 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 10,668 476 Mar-75     DH 2002 as M 215, sold foreign 2008 as S 215 (Honduras)
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2275 565314 Ocean States Interstate Ocean Tptn. 10,668 476 Jun-75 ATB OSG Honour DH 2002 as M 214, OSG 214 2007, laid up
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2317 606890 S.T. 112 Sheridan Towing 6,925 420 Jun-79     Energy 11101 2001, laid up 2009
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2321 608351 S.T. 114 Sheridan Towing 6,925 420 Jul-79     Energy 11102 2001, active
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2323 631333 Oxy 4101 Occidental Petroleum 17,126 628 Mar-81 ITB Oxy Trader SMT Two 1999, scrapped 2010
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2325 635251 Oxy 4102 Occidental Petroleum 17,126 628 Jun-81 ITB Oxy Producer Wrecked 1981, barge used as forebody of Seabulk America, scrapped 2011
Avondale SY New Orleans LA 2327 638766 Oxy 4103 Occidental Petroleum 17,126 628 Sep-81 ITB Oxy Grower SMT One 1999, scrapped 2010
Bay SB Sturgeon Bay WI 731 650771 Amoco Great Lakes Amoco Oil 5,024 414 Sep-82 ATB Michigan Great Lakes 1985, active
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4125 570177 Barge 450-1 Crowley Marine 5,690 400 Jan-76     Molokai 1986, deck barge Martin Ray 2001
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4126 570955 Barge 450-2 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 Feb-76     Sold foreign 2002 (Honduras)
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4127 571894 Barge 450-3 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 Apr-76     Osrv Responder 450-3, exempt from OPA 90
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4128 573167 Barge 450-4 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 May-76     Sold foreign 2002 (Honduras)
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4129 574225 Barge 450-5 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 Jun-76     Deck barge Lanai 1986, sold foreign 2000 as Amara (Honduras)
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4138 631688 Barge 450-8 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 Feb-81     Osrv Responder 450-8, exempt from OPA 90
Bethlehem Steel San Francisco CA 4139 636557 Barge 450-9 Crowley Marine 8,123 400 Jun-81     Laid up 2006
Bethlehem Steel Beaumont TX 4859 529918 Ocean 250` Interstate Ocean Tptn. 14,678 546 Dec-70 ATB OSG Intrepid DH 2002 as M 254, OSG 254 2009, active
Bethlehem Steel Beaumont TX 4864 537129 Ocean Cities Interstate Ocean Tptn. 16,928 546 Jan-72 ATB OSG Navigator DH 2002 as M 252, OSG 252 2009, active
Bethlehem Steel Beaumont TX 4865 532585 Chromalloy 1 Sabine Towing 16,021 546 May-71 ATB OSG Endurance Ocean 244 1985, DH 2001 as M 244, OSG 244 2008, active
Bethlehem Steel Beaumont TX 4866 534910 Ocean 255 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 16,021 546 Aug-71   Seafarer Ocean Ruler, in collision 1994 and scrapped
Galveston SB Galveston TX 46 528789 Barge 102 Crowley Marine 7,970 430 Sep-70     Sold foreign 2005 as Demetra (Honduras)
Galveston SB Galveston TX 53 536811 Ponciana Martin Gas 5,013 370 Feb-72 ATB Texan Independent tanks, active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 110 552864 Poseidon Martin Gas 6,744 397 Nov-73 ATB Orion Independent tanks, active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 116 560290 STL-3901 Hvide Shipping 18,671 586 Feb-74   Seabulk Challenger Scrapped 1999
Galveston SB Galveston TX 117 580101 SCC-3902 Hvide Shipping 18,671 586 Feb-77   Seabulk Magnachem Scrapped 2008
Galveston SB Galveston TX 122 596820 Plaquemine Penn Maritime 10,889 449 Jul-78 ATB Sea Raven Star 810 1990, DXE 1640 OS 1993, ATC 23, scrapped 2018
Galveston SB Galveston TX 123 604601 Belcher 101 Belcher Towing 16,553 562 May-79   Liberty Coastal 101 1991, DH 1995 as Maritrans 300, M300, OSG 300, sold foreign 2009 as storage tanker Bamidele (Nigeria)
Galveston SB Galveston TX 124 632920 Belcher 102 Belcher Towing 27,471 644 Mar-81   Constitution Energy Explorer 1984, Ocean 400 1989, DH as Maritrans 400, M400, OSG 400, sold foreign 2011 as storage tanker El Manati (Peru)
Galveston SB Galveston TX 125 614210 Ocean 192 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 9,800 460 Nov-79 ATB OSG Courageous DH 1998 as Maritrans 192, M192 2003, OSG 192 2008, active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 126 624039 Ocean 193 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 12,376 519 Jul-80 ATB OSG Enterprise Maritrans 209 1998, M209 2002, OSG 209 2008, active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 127 636104 Ocean 210 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 14,513 557 Jul-81 ATB OSG Independence DH 2007 as M 242, OSG 242 2008, active
Galveston SB Galveston TX 131 641082 MM-1 Marathon Oil 8,710 442 Oct-81  ATB Yankee DBL 151 2000, scrapped 2012
Galveston SB Galveston TX 132 644380 MM-2 Marathon Oil 8,710 442 Feb-82 ATB Rebel DBL 152 2000, scrapped 2006
Galveston SB Galveston TX 134 646669 Ocean 211 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 14,513 557 May-82 ATB OSG Columbia DH 2006 as M 243, OSG 243, active
General Dynamics Quincy MA 55 630287 Bulkfleet Pennsylvania Bulkfleet Marine 12,591 503 Feb-81     Pennsylvania 1990, Everglades 2000, active
General Dynamics Quincy MA 56 630288 Bulkfleet Texas Bulkfleet Marine 12,591 503 Feb-81     Texas 1990, sold foreign 2002 (Panama)
General Dynamics Quincy MA 73 640014 Amoco Florida Amoco Oil 11,245 444 Sep-81 ATB Osprey Florida Bay 1985, DH 2008 as ATC 25, active
General Dynamics Quincy MA 74 642492 Amoco Virginia Amoco Oil 11,295 444 Oct-82 ATB Victory Virginia Bay 1985, grain barge Iguana II 2007
General Dynamics Quincy MA 75 643069 Amoco Georgia Amoco Oil 8,974 404 Feb-82 ATB Paul T. Moran Georgia Bay 1985, DH 2005 as Massachusetts, active
General Dynamics Quincy MA 82 645759 Amoco South Carolina Amoco Oil 11,321 444 Mar-83     South Carolina Bay 1985, grain barge Iguana I 2007
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 202 535880 B. No. 105 Bouchard Tptn. 5,000 323 Oct-71     Sold foreign 2008 as Heyden Lamissa (St. Kitts)
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 206 544907 B. No. 95 Bouchard Tptn. 5,000 323 Dec-72     Scrapped 2007
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 217 561792 B. No. 115 Bouchard Tptn. 5,700 322 Dec-74     Retired 2002
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 218 565632 NEPCO 142 NEPCO 8,500 446 May-75     B. No. 135 1980, laid up 2004
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 219 569522 B. No. 125 Bouchard Tptn. 5,700 322 Dec-75     Destroyed by explosion 2003
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 229 603622 B. No. 155 Bouchard Tptn. 9,834 448 Apr-79 ATB Buster Bouchard DH 2000 as B. No. 255, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 230 614652 B. No. 165 Bouchard Tptn. 9,834 448 Nov-79 ATB Marion C. Bouchard DH 2000 as B. No. 265, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 236 640436 B. No. 175 Bouchard Tptn. 9,834 448 Sep-81 ATB Capt. Fred Bouchard DH 2004 as B. No. 275, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 237 646004 Exxon Barge 503 Exxon Shipping 9,185 446 Jun-82     Exxon Bayway 1982, LMI 150 1988, RTC 503 1994, DH 2007, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 244 911886 Eileen Petroleum Tpt. Corp.  6,917 370 Jul-87     DH 1992 as Iroquois, S/R Portland 2000, Portland 2013, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 245 923249 B. No. 185 Bouchard Tptn. 9,832 448 Dec-87 ATB Robert J. Bouchard DH 2006 as B. No. 285, active
Gretna Machine Gretna LA 248 955449 B. No. 195 Bouchard Tptn. 9,829 448 Dec-89 ATB Bouchard Girls DH 2007 as B. No. 295, active
Gulf Coast Fab. Pearlington MS 154 699977 Weeks 702 Weeks Marine 9,514 380 Dec-86 ATB McKinley Sea DH 1994 as DBL 134, active
Gulf Coast Fab. Pearlington MS 200 965439 Alafia Cargill 7,146 418 Dec-90  ATB Kelly  Independent tanks, active
Gulfport SB Port Arthur TX 722 825966 Ocean 135 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 6,773 350 May-69     KTC 135, sold foreign 2004 as Alouette Spirit (Canada)
Gulfport SB Port Arthur TX 723 524266 New York Moran Towing 14,187 508 Jan-70     Newark  2005, sold foreign 2008 as Ethan Matthew (Panama)
Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 16105 516536 Barge 101 Crowley Marine 5,498 300 Sep-68     Retired 2003
Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 16884 524878 Agattu Crowley Marine 6,621 383 Apr-70     Deck barge Barge 400 1982
Gunderson Bros. Portland OR 17295 533413 Barge 103 Crowley Marine 8,088 430 Jun-71     Deck barge Pacrim Express 2002
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 15 631608 Barge 450-6 Crowley Marine 8,086 400 Feb-81     Osrv Responder 450-6, exempt from OPA 90
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 16 633285 Barge 450-7 Crowley Marine 8,900 400 Mar-81     Osrv Responder 450-7, exempt from OPA 90
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 17 636555 Barge 450-10 Crowley Marine 8,914 400 Jul-81     Retired 2010
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 21 642259 Z Big 1 Zidell Marine 8,914 400 Dec-81     ZBig1 1992, carries urea and drilling brine, exempt from OPA 90
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 26 647827 Barge 450-11 Crowley Marine 8,922 400 Jun-82     Sold foreign 2009 as Sherman Tank (Canada)
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 28 653666 Barge 500-1 Crowley Marine 7,171 400 Jan-83     Deck barge 2007 (Canada)
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 29 654716 Barge 500-2 Crowley Marine 7,171 400 Feb-83     Osrv, exempt from OPA 90
Gunderson Marine Portland OR 30 656069 Barge 500-3 Crowley Marine 7,171 400 May-83     Deck barge American Trader 2007
Halter Marine Moss Point MS 296 535146 Port Manatee No. 23 Belcher Towing 5,285 354 Jun-71     Belcher Port Manatee 1990, Coastal 23 1995, Pennsylvania 2005, sold foreign 2008 as Exiderdome 1 (Panama)
Ingalls IW Decatur AL 1788 540401 Interstate 70 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 5,248 350 Jun-72     S/R Newburgh 1993, DBL 70 2000, sold foreign 2011
Levingston SB Orange TX 700 538231 IOS 3302 Ingram Ocean Systems 16,678 583 Dec-72 ITB Carole G. Ingram Ocean 280, scrapped 1996
McDermott Amelia LA 277 698512 Bridgeport Moran Towing 8,019 419 Jun-86     Converted 2008 to coal barge
Misener Industries Tampa FL 138 627888 El Coqui   5,193 363 Oct-80   Penn No. 2 Hatteras, scrapped 2009
MODEC Louisiana Larose LA 108 653463 Energy Ammonia Energy Tptn. 7,659 403 Dec-82     Tanker, converted 2003 to tank barge DBL 105, active
SBA SY Jennings LA 217 545087 Peck Slip   5,869 350 Dec-72     Domar-118 1980, ST-90 1989, Energy 9501, Barge 9501, retired 2004
SBA SY Jennings LA 226 563364 Interstate 71 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 4,719 363 Sep-76     Sold foreign 2009 as Asphalt Contender (Panama)
SBA SY Jennings LA 229 574128 Interstate 72 Interstate Ocean Tptn. 5,467 380 Jun-76     MSRC 620, exempt from OPA 90
SBA SY Jennings LA 232 576625 S.T. 85 Sheridan Towing 5,323 360 Sep-76     Energy 8701 2001, sold foreign 2009 (Nigeria)
SBA SY Jennings LA 235 587329 Morania 400 Morania Shipping 5,651 398 Oct-77     Penn 400, sold foreign 2009
SBA SY Jennings LA 239 603306 Morania 410 Morania Shipping 6,376 401 Mar-79 ATB Dolphin Penn 410, DH 2007, Op-Gen 01, active
SBA SY Jennings LA 240 630040 Apex Houston Apex Oil 5,449 405 Feb-81   Amberjack Morania 450, Biscayne, retired 2011
SBA SY Jennings LA 244 643281 Sonat 81 Sonat Marine 4,576 352 Dec-81     Ocean 81, KTC 81, SCT-81, RTC 81, KTC 80, retired 2012
Todd Shipyards Galveston TX 58 617547 Cibro Norfolk Cibro 7,515 377 Feb-80     B. No. 130, retired 2004
Todd Shipyards Galveston TX 60 624472 Cibro Savannah Cibro 8,151 400 Jul-80     B. No. 140, retired 2005
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 566 529271 Corpus Christi Sun Sun Oil 8,460 388 Nov-70   Justine McAllister Morania 430 1985, Mobil 120 1988, M 120 1992, RTC 120 1995, DH 2005, active
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 588 548824 Texaco 807 Texaco Marine 9,359 460 Jun-73     Star 807 1990, Morania 460 1990, Penn 460 1991, sold foreign 2007
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 589 550927 Texaco 808 Texaco Marine 9,359 460 Sep-73     Star 808 1990, Tide Mar 460 1990, osrv Mineral Creek 1991, retired 2004
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 605 568553 Cibro Albany Cibro 6,869 356 Sep-75     Exxon Albany 1979, B. No. 120 1980, retired 2004
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 608 571538 Cibro New York Cibro 9,463 360 Mar-76   Christine McAllister Exxon New York 1979, Exxon Barge 502 1987, RTC 502, DH ?, active
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 621 597477 Cibro Philadelphia Cibro 9,844 425 Sep-78     B. No. 160, retired 2004
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 626 623034 Florida Moran Towing 7,244 379 Jun-80     Retired 2005
Todd Shipyards Houston TX 627 630729 Texas Moran Towing 7,244 379 Feb-81     Retired 2006
Wiley Mfg. Port Deposit MD 1009 569269 Texaco 809 Texaco Marine 5,738 369 Nov-75 ATB Tarpon Later Star 809 1990, Potomac 1990, DH 2006, active