What is OCEAN GOING ICAS CLASS BARGE -80-90 LOA MAXIUM OF 7000-8000 DWT ?
An ocean-going ICAS class barge is a type of large flat-bottomed vessel that is designed to transport cargo and equipment across long distances at sea. The term "ICAS" refers to the International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, which sets out standards and regulations for the safe transport of hazardous materials by sea.
The "Barge 80-90 LOA" designation suggests that the barge is between 80 and 90 meters in length overall. The "maximum of 7000-8000 DWT" indicates that the barge has a maximum deadweight capacity of between 7,000 and 8,000 metric tons. Deadweight is the maximum weight that a vessel can carry, including cargo, fuel, water, provisions, and crew.
Barges of this size and class are typically used to transport a variety of cargo, including bulk goods such as coal, grain, and ore, as well as heavy equipment and machinery. They are designed to be towed by a tugboat and may have their own propulsion system for maneuvering in port or during emergency situations. Barges are an important component of the global shipping industry and play a critical role in the transportation of goods and resources around the world.