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Bunkerworld: Buffalo San Brendan Announced

BUNKERWORLD - 10th February 2009  (Bunkerworld News)

Bunkerworld - New towing vessel for Houston bunker company

New towing vessel for Houston bunker company.

Pushboat to serve customers on the US Gulf Coast.

Buffalo Marine continues to update its barge and transport fleet.

Houston based bunker company Buffalo Marine has told Bunkerworld it will be taking delivery of a new towing vessel.

"We will be taking delivery of the pushboat M/V San Brendan in May. This will be our 14th and final, for now, pushboat," a company spokesperson said.

The San Brendan is an 28-metre, 2,000 horsepower (hp) towing vessel that will service the needs of customers on the US Gulf Coast.

Buffalo is updating its barge and transport fleet to ensure it is OPA-90 compliant, well in advance of the mandated deadline, the spokesperson added.

Under OPA-90, no single-hull tank vessels carrying oil in bulk will be permitted to operate in the United States after January 1, 2015.