Project Summary

Three older Paceco cranes were relocated from Long Beach, CA, to Seattle, WA, in July 2005. Argonautics Marine Engineering, Inc. provided the loading and offloading ballast calculations, barge design motions, and the marine warranty survey for the tow. The 3 cranes, each weighing approximately 650 t, were loaded onto the 300 x 84 ft cargo barge WESTERN CARRIER with multi-wheel trailers and secured with pipe bracings. Loose items, containers, and loading equipment were secured with welded clips and/or chain lashings. 

Upon receipt of the tow approval certificate, the tug and barge departed Long Beach early July, 2005, stopped over in San Francisco for bunkers, and arrived safely in Seattle 2 weeks later where the cranes were offloaded.  

Scope of Work

The project scope included:

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specialists in marine heavy-lift transportation engineering
naval architects
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Loading and offloading ballast calculations;
Review of design criteria and resulting barge motions/crane accelerations;
Review of the proposed crane reinforcement and seafastening plan;
Survey the cranes with respect to tow readiness and internal securings;
Survey the seafastenings of the cranes, the miscellaneous cargo items, and all loading equipment;
Inspect the barge WESTERN CARRIER and its towing connections;
Inspect the 3,200 hp coastal tug OCEAN MARINER and its towing gear.
Western Carrier departs Long Beach
Barge WESTERN CARRIER departing LOng Beach with destination Seattle
Installing boom bracing rods
Installing boom bracing rods
Rotating barge
Rotating barge
Securing auxilliary hoist
Securing auxilliary hoist
Tug making fast
Tug making fast