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BARGE HIRE

Palm Island Barge Company operates the Landing Barges 'Olympic' and 'Lady Fraser' and has a Great Barrier Marine Park Authority Permit to operate in the partially smooth waters between Palm Island and Dunk Island.

The barges are available for charter.  For charter information please call our Lucinda office on 07 4777 8282 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

During the last ten years the barges have been chartered to both government departments and commercial businesses to carry out the following projects :-

  • Shipment of raw materials, plant & equipment and pozzolanic cement trucks for the Palm Island Airport upgrade
  • Installation of the Radar Monitoring Tower on Pelorus Island for Commercial Shipping
  • Building re-construction on Dunk Island Resort after Cyclones Larry and Yasi
  • Shipment of de-mountable buildings to Palm Island
  • Shipment of building modules and building material for upgrade on James Cook University Research Station on Orpheus Island
  • Shipment of cattle for the Palm Island Rodeo
  • Installation of Weather Monitoring Unit at Lucinda Sugar Jetty

Palm Island Barge Company has developed a reputation for excellent customer relations whilst providing a service second to none. We strive to deliver a fast, efficient service at a price which is competitive. The small size of our business allows us to be extremely flexible in order to accommodate our customers' requirements.

As well as our daily freight service to Palm Island, our barges are available for charter. We have the resources to increase services to Palm Island to facilitate the shipment of large quantities of building materials (including demountable buildings), raw materials and general freight. When required we have the flexibility to operate 24 hours per day scheduling three trips, per barge, in a 24 hour period to Palm Island. We are also available for work outside of Palm Island if required.

 

VESSEL SPECIFICATIONS

"OLYMPIC" Specifications
Steel landing barge 24.24m in length, USL Class 1D and 2D defined as per Operational Permit (Partially Smooth Waters) however permit to operate within 50 nm of the coast is available if required.

'Olympic' has a carrying capacity of 70 Tonnes. The deck dimensions are as follows:

  • Internal Deck Width - 7.10 Metres

  • Door Opening - 5.32 Metres

  • Door Length - 5.23 Metres

  • Door to Wheelhouse - 18.00 Metres

  • Height of Deck to Wheelhouse - 2.73 Metres

  • Wheelhouse Width - 5.55 Metres

  • Overall to outside fenders - 7.55 Metres

'Olympic' has a fuel capacity of 6800 litres and can operate continually for 194 hours.

Speed 7.5 knots

Two John Deere 2138F 149.2KW engines.

 


"LADY FRASER" Specifications

Steel landing barge 30.71m in length, USL Class 1D, 1E and 2C defined as per Certificate of Operation (up to not more than fifty nautical miles from the coast, or within the Great Barrier Reef region or Torres Strait zone, any distance from the coast more than fifty nautical miles with the region or zone).

'Lady Fraser' has a carrying capacity of 98 Tonnes. The deck dimensions are as follows:

  • Internal Deck Width - 6.70 Metres

  • Door Opening - 4.95 Metres

  • Door Length - 5.23 Metres

  • Door to Wheelhouse - 26.40 Metres

  • Height of Deck to Wheelhouse - 3.00 Metres

  • Wheelhouse Width - 2.60 Metres

'Lady Fraser' has a fuel capacity of 10000 litrs and can operate continually for 200 hours.

Speed 7.5 knots

Two John Deere 6068 TAFM 223KW engines.

 

 

 

 

Lucinda

Townsville

Palm Island