Double Skin 509A

Double Skin 509A


Tanker; Paired with Tugboat New York

New York / Double Skin 509A, on the Rouge River, Detroit, MI, 12/10/2020. Isaac Pennock


Build Information

Year Built: 2015

Builder: Conrad Shipyard LLC, Amelia, LA

Hull #C-1094

Registry: US 1258617

IMO #–

Laid Down: —

Launch Date: —

Commissioned: May 29, 2015

Paired Tugboats:


Double Skin 509A was constructed in 2015 as a tank barge for Vane Brothers by Conrad Shipyard LLC of Amelia, LA.

General Stats

Length Overall [Combined Tug & Barge]: —

Length Overall [Barge]: 361′

Breadth: 62′

Depth: 24’06”

Loaded Draft: —

Capacity: 55,414 Bbls.

Vessel Type: Tanker; Barge

Number of Cargo Tanks: —

Primary Operations: Liquid Asphalt Trade



Double Skin 509A – 2015-Present

New York – 2017-Present

Owner: Vane Brothers, Baltimore, MD

Operator: Vane Brothers

Flag: United States

Home Port: Baltimore, MD

Her Story

Double Skin 509A was constructed in 2015 by Conrad Industries of Amelia, LA, as a tank barge for Vane Brothers.

She was paired with the tugboat New York, and in 2020, the pair began service on the Great Lakes, loading asphalt in Detroit, MI, for delivery to other ports.

Compiled By Brendan Falkowski

Updated on December 10, 2021


LeLievre, Roger. Know Your Ships 2021. Marine Publishing Co., 2021. Pp. 87.

Pennock, Isaac. “New York”. Great Lakes Tugs & Workboats. N.d. Accessed 10 December 2021. <>