Oil Barge and Oil Tanker

Discussion in 'Class Societies' started by athvas, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. athvas
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    athvas Senior Member

    Some vessels have class Notation OIL BARGE and some vessels have OIL TANKER. What's the difference between both. Separate rules are there to be followed ? Plz help.
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Barges are usually non-powered and used for storage or towed. A tanker is self-powered.
     
  3. athvas
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    athvas Senior Member

    Barge refers to non - propelled and tanker means its self propelled .. just had a bit doubt in it. now iam clear. thanks.
     
  4. rxcomposite
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    Class Rules makes a distinction.
    Barge - Barges and pontoons are defined as vessels without sufficient means of self-propulsion for their service area. Assistance from another vessel during transit or transportation service is assumed. DNV
    Tanker for Oil - Vessel with tanks (normally integral tanks) for carriage of oil cargoes, including crude oil, in bulk. ABS
    Both classes the vessel according to its area of operation, the type of operation, and the nature of cargo.
    One of the Class defines a barge by its Block Coefficient.
     
  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    That is correct. There is such a thing as a "powered barge". As far as I know they are only used in inland or protected waters.
     

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    powerabout Senior Member

    semi submersible oil rigs are quite often barges as well ( they have massive power)
    different manning rules is why they do it
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013
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