Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the first of six new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels on March 30. All of the ATBs are due over the next 2’ years. Crowley and VT Halter Marine jointly designed the ATB tank vessel. The barge 650-1 was built at Halter’s shipyard in Pascagoula, MS, and the Pacific Reliance at its shipyard, in Moss Point, MS.

VT Halter Marine is the marine operations arm of Vision Technologies Systems.