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March 9, 2021

Protecting Cargo with a Breakwater

When we acquried the Seatac Atlas, the only thing missing was a breakwater. A breakwater is a large "wall" built with sheet steel that is secured to the bow of the barge to protect the cargo from the elements as its towed along. In our case, when the barge is full and being towed in the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the Inside Passage and up to Anchorage, this breakwater will help keep saltwater and weather from damaging the cargo. With the help of Stabbert Marine and Industrial, we were able to install the component in early March. Using our heavy lift forks, we were able to move it from our fabrication warehouse to the barge safely and without incident. Here is a fun video of the process. Thanks to Eric for assisting with the video!