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Six Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Vessels Receive USCG Certificates of Merit

MELVILLE, NY – Bouchard Transportation Co., the nation’s largest independently owned oceangoing petroleum barge companies, had six vessels recognized by the United States Coast Guard for their outstanding contribution to the Amver (Automated Mutual assistance VEssel Rescue) System in 2014.

The vessels receiving the certificates of merit were the M/V Brendan J. Bouchard, the M/V Denise A. Bouchard, the M/V Evening Star, the M/V Jane A. Bouchard, the M/V Linda Lee Bouchard, and the M/V Morton S. Bouchard IV.

Amver awards are given to vessels that send position reports and are available to divert a minimum of 128 days per year. Combined, Bouchard’s six recognized vessels had over 1900 days “on plot”.

About Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Transportation’s history dates back to its incorporation in 1918 by founder, Capt. Fred Bouchard, the youngest tugboat captain in the Port of New York. Bouchard is a family owned business and the nation’s largest independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company. The company’s areas of operation span all four coasts of the United States: East, Gulf, West and Great Lakes. The fleet consists of 25 barges ranging from 25,000 to 252,000 barrels and 21 tugs ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 horsepower. To learn more about Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. visit:

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