SOMARA is the proud owner / operator of the barge DESAL 1, one of the largest deck barge operating in the area.

The barge DESAL 1 is part of SOMARA’s emergency response plan. It has been used in several occasions for cargo lightering operations in case of groundings.

The barge DESAL 1 has a 45′ long heavy duty ramp.

During the rest of the time, the barge is hired to the industrial operators of the region for inter-Caribbean transports for bulk, break-bulk, heavy lift or project cargoes.

In case of additional requirements, Somara hires additional equipment available in the region, on a sub-contracting basis.

De Sal 1
1966, Japan
99,51 meters
20,42 meters
Maximum summer draft
14 feet 6 inches
Gross / Net tonnage
3312 tons / 993 tons
6500 metric tons
Maximum displacement
7766 metric tons
– Cargo area : 77 meters of length x 17 meters width
– Bin walls all around the cargo area of 3.15 meters height
-1 (one) stern heavy duty ramp of 45 feet long
– 2 (two) side doors (one of each side) with an opening of 4.0 meters