The GONSOULIN 540 is a 297’- 6” x 54’ x 12’ inland service double skin tank barges. The barge is certified by the U. S. Coast Guard as Type II or Type III hulls for Subchapter D and Subchapter O cargoes. The barge has a cargo heating system that utilizes hot oil provided by a Heatec 5.0 MMBTU hot oil heater. The cargo pump is a Byron Jackson Model S450 rated at 3000 GPM at 292 TDH driven by a Mitsubishi Model S6B3-Y2MPTK-4 diesel engine rated 429 HP at 2000 RPM. There is also a Mitsubishi Model S4S-DTB diesel generator rated 40 KW. The generator and cargo pump engine were furnished by Laborde Products. The cargo pump was furnished by Bayou City Pumps, Houston. The barge also has a vapor control system with self-contained high level alarm system and two 4500 gallon fuel tanks. TSGI worked with Lebeouf Bros. Towing to analyze their operating requirements and cargo handling needs and with Bourg Dry Dock to comply with their manufacturing processes. Jon Gonsoulin, president of Lebeouf Bros. Towing, stated “There’s more plate and iron in those barges than the normal tank barge.”

Dimensions: 297’- 6” x 54’ x 12’
Capacity: 30,000 BBL
Number of Tanks: 6
Classification: Subchapter D/O
Designer: The Shearer Group, Inc.
Builder: Bourg Dry Dock & Service Co., Inc.
Owner: Lebouf Brothers Towing