Global Patent Index - EP 0790178 B1

EP 0790178 B1 20010816 - Seaworthy barge and push unit with such barge

Title (en)

Seaworthy barge and push unit with such barge

Title (de)

Seefähiger Leichter und Schubeinheit mit solchem Leichter

Title (fr)

Barge pour la navigation maritime et unité-pousseur avec une telle barge


EP 0790178 B1 20010816 (EN)


EP 97200457 A 19970217


NL 1002376 A 19960216

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0790178A1] A seaworthy barge for transport of goods over water, adapted to be coupled to a pusher tug, wherein the barge, at the side to be coupled to the pusher tug, has such a shape and comprises such coupling members, that coupling to a pusher tug for river transport as well as coupling to a pusher tug for transport over sea is possible. The barge can have a stern (5) having a rearwardly projecting part (6,7) along each of the long sides of the barge, to create a recess or gap (8) at the rear end for receiving the bow of a pusher tug, with, in or on the stern, a coupling mechanism for seagoing barges and means for coupling the barge to a river pusher tug. The barge can consist of a pontoon with a superstructure (12) suitable for transport of passenger cars and trucks and/or containers. In the pontoon portion, ballast tanks (2) can be provided for controlling the draft of the barge. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

B63B 35/70; B63B 35/28

IPC 8 full level

B63B 35/28 (2006.01); B63B 35/70 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B63B 35/28 (2013.01); B63B 35/70 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

NL 1002376 C2 19970117; DE 69706078 D1 20010920; DE 69706078 T2 20011122; DK 0790178 T3 20011112; EP 0790178 A1 19970820; EP 0790178 B1 20010816

DOCDB simple family (application)

NL 1002376 A 19960216; DE 69706078 T 19970217; DK 97200457 T 19970217; EP 97200457 A 19970217