United KingdomMaldon, Essex, Eastern190226 m/85 ft
26.5m Steel Motor Barge, flat bottomed ex-Dutch commercial vessel: A 26m decommissioned Dutch freight and dredging barge. Originally built as a sailing barge in 1902 in Hamburg, Germany.
Converted to motor freight barge and equipped with digger for loading and dredging operations. Re-engined with 360hp Cummins in 2014.
Last surveyed out of water for commercial certification, date unknown.
Length Hull: 26.92m Beam: 5.32m Draft: not measured approx 4ft/ flat bottomed.
All riveted steel hull built with butt and lap joint shell plating on L-section
frames. Originally built to a good standard.
Assumed original hull thickness:Bottom: 8mm Lower sides: 7mm Upper sides: 10mm
Ready for conversion/ work.
Crew accommodation, 2 x cabins, bathroom facilities and a small galley.
An anchor winch
Navigation lights and equipment are present and working.
A VHF and a chart plotter with GPS are present.
The vessel carries two manual bilge pumps located in the engine room and
two portable 240 V submersible bilge pumps.
Fire fighting equipment is provided and is adequate in size and
capacity. Expiry dates unchecked
A 4 person life raft is carried and life jackets for all crew members.
A coastal set of flares, a tow line and safety lines.
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