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The Shearer Group, Inc. and Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. Receive ABS Approval in Principle for LNG Towboat

New Orleans, Louisiana – International WorkBoat Show- December 3rd, 2014 –Conrad Shipyard, L.L.C. and The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) have worked together to develop the design of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered towboat utilizing a proven design from TSGI.  The team has been awarded an “Approval in Principle” (AIP) by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the design of the 4,200 horsepower LNG towboat.


TSGI Launches New Facebook & LinkedIn Pages!

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI)would like to announce the launch of its new Facebook and LinkedIn pages. These pages contain company information, new announcements, and pictures of different types of vessels such as towboats and barges (liquid and dry). There are links on our homepage to access the Facebook and LinkedIn pages or you can click on the links below. We are very excited about our new social media venture and hope that you take some time to check it out!



May 14, 2014 Seabrook, TX – Ed Shearer, Principal Naval Architect with The Shearer Group, Inc., Mark Bourgeois, Vice President – Operations, LeBeouf Bros. Towing, LLC, and Bobby Barthel, Vice President – New Construction, Bourg Dry Dock & Service Co., Inc., announce the delivery of the “GONSOULIN 540.” This is the fortieth hull in this series, all 297’- 6” X 54’ X 12’ inland service double skin tank barges.


Ocean Ranger

Mr. Bos Smith, Vice President, Operations, with Stevens Towing Co., Inc., Yonges Island, SC, announces the delivery of the “OCEAN RANGER,” a 200’ X 72’ X 14’ ABS-classed floating crane barge. The barge was designed by The Shearer Group, Inc., Seabrook, TX, and built by Metal Trades, Inc., of Yonges Island, SC.


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