Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Today's SotD is the accomodation barge Bibby Progress. The Bibby Progress is a 'hotel' specification accommodation barge built to a high standard consisting of 4 decks with public and private rooms. Public rooms on the ground floor and private bedrooms on decks 1, 2 and 3. The barge was built in 1976 and the accommodation was built in 1990. The vessel is 91 metres long and 27 metres wide. The accomodation is fully airconditioned and consists of 155 bedrooms each of 24m² with private en suite toilet, shower and wash basin. Facilities on board are:
  • Restaurant seating 250 persons
  • Fitted galley catering for up to 500 persons.
  • Dry and refrigerated storage rooms
  • Lounge
  • Conference and Meeting Rooms
  • Bar and Games Room
  • Main Laundry and 3 Guest Laundries
  • Entrance Lobby and Main Reception desk.

The vessel has following shore connections which are available at port and starboard side:

  • Electricity
  • Fresh water
  • Sewage
  • Fuel oil
  • Fire main
  • Fire alarm system
  • Telephone

The Bibby Progress will berth at the Merwehaven, Rotterdam and will service as a floating detentioncentre there.

More info about these accomodation barges can be found at

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