John J. Carrick
IMO 9473444

Upbound on the Welland Canal below Lock 2, Oct. 19, 2010..
(Matt Miner)


The barge John J. Carrick (C833236) was built by the Penglai Bohai Shipyard at Penglai, China. It was christened on July 8, 2008 and arrived Halifax, after a transpacific voyage, on Sept. 9, 2009. The trip to Canada, via the Panama Canal, covered 12,897 nautical miles. Enroute, the ship stopped at Garysville, LA, to load liquid asphalt for delivery to Dartmouth, NS.

The Leo A. McArthur/John J. Carrick are ice-strengthened and fully integrated with an Articouple mechanical linkage system. The articulated tug/barge (ATB) combination was specifically engineered and built for the transportation of asphalt and other high temperature black oil products. The barge can load a total capacity of 70,000bbls while requiring less than 6.7 meters of draft, making it one of the safest and most capable high heat ATBs in Canada.

The barge was named for the co-founder of McAsphalt and is operated by McAsphalt Marine Transportation Ltd., pushed by the tug Leo A. McArthur (ex. Victorious) from the same shipyard. The tug/barge combination had been operated as part of Upper Lakes Shipping until that company ceased operations.

Leo A. McArthur and John J. Carrick founded McAsphalt Industries Limited in 1970, purchased Miller Paving in 1977 and grew the Miller-McAsphalt Group into one of Canada’s largest road construction and asphalt supply companies. John J. Carrick passed away in 2004 and Leo A. McArthur in 2016.

Written by Skip Gillham.



Barge Particulars
Length 407' 06" (124.21m)
Beam 71' 07" (21.82m)
Depth 30' 00" (9.14m)
Capacity 11,613 tons

 


Departing Halifax in ballast after unloading a cargo of asphalt. This is their first call in Canada, Sept. 11, 2009.
(Mac Mackay)

Bound for Shelburne, Nova Scotia.
(Mac Mackay)

Close up of the Victorious.
(Mac Mackay)

Upbound at Iroquois Lock, Oct. 22, 2009.
(Murray Blancher)

Close up of tug.
(Murray Blancher)

Stern view.
(Murray Blancher)

Stern shot.
(ULS)

Deck view.
(ULS)

Passing through Glendale Bridge on the Welland Canal, July 11, 2010.
(Bill Bird)

Stern view.
(Bill Bird)

Upbound on the Welland Canal below Lock 2, Oct. 19, 2010.
(Matt Miner)

Close up of the tug.
(Matt Miner)

Stern view.
(Matt Miner)

Passing through Port Colborne on their way to Lock 8, July 2, 2012.
(Bill Bird)

Stern view.
(Bill Bird)


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