Durocher Marine, a Division of Kokosing Construction Company, Inc.
For operation in the Great Lakes
180' L x 54' Bx 12' D
500 tons each
May 2014 - April 2015
Classed ABS +A1 Ocean Service Deck Barges; International Load Line Certificate
Moran Iron Works was awarded a contract to build two ocean going deck barges for Durocher Marine, a division of Kokosing Construction Company Inc., based in Cheboygan, Michigan.
The two deck barges are 180’ X 54’ X 12’ and built in accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO), ABS, and USCG regulations and classifications. The barges follow ABS rules for building and classing steel barges for offshore service. They are classed as ABS +A1 Ocean Service Deck Barges and have an International Load Line Certificate.
The keels were laid mid-summer 2014 at the Onaway fabrication facility. Both barges were launched in mid-April 2015 at the deep water port at Calcite in Rogers City, Michigan at the company’s Port Calcite facility.
KOKOSING III & KOKOSING IV
CONSTRUCTION OF TWO OCEAN-GOING DECK BARGES
U.S. Department of the Interior (Subcontracted by Schwartz Boiler Shop)
Lake Superior; Houghton, MI to Isle Royale, MI
May 2014 - July 2014
The GREENSTONE II, a U.S. Department of Interior fuel barge, was hauled out at the Port Calcite facility in late May 2014 with MIW’s 440-ton Manitowoc 16000 crane. Schwartz Boiler of Cheboygan, MI performed the blasting, painting, and repair work. Upon completion of drydocking, repair work, and inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard, the barge was relaunched at Port Calcite in late June.
Built by Fraser Shipyards in 2004, the 70’ long, 65-ton GREENSTONE II is a double-skinned fuel barge commissioned by the U.S. National Park Service for operation in Isle Royale National Park.