Anchorage, AK – July 6, 2017 –Vitus Marine has acquired a 28,000 barrel double hull barge to be paired with a 2,250 HP Tug. Vitus CEO Mark Smith said “the addition of this mid-sized barge increases our efficiency in unloading large, offshore tankers, and filling our coastal barges. The set is also capable of serving customer needs that span from Ketchikan to Kaktovik.” Vitus has expanded its approved service area a recent Spill Prevention and Response plan renewal with State of Alaska. The barge is classed for all ocean service and the tug has the classic North Sea bow shape to operate safely in the notorious Bering Sea.