Barge Accident Lawyer
Barges are flat-bottomed transport ships designed primarily for use on rivers and canals, not on the open ocean. While some barges are self-propelled, others must be pushed or pulled by towboats. Barges are generally operated by a captain and a pilot who steer the towboat as it pushes or pulls a group of barges which have been rigged together, often referred to as “the tow”. Deckhands, under the mate’s supervision, are responsible for performing any labor onboard the vessel.
A barge, which typically measures 35 feet wide by 195 feet long, offers an inexpensive way to transport up to 1,500 tons of heavy or bulk goods from one place to another.
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