GREGORY J. BUSCH

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GREGORY J. BUSCH
    • Operator : BUSCH MARINE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4000
  • Location
    • City : SAGINAW
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 163
  • Size
    • Register length : 143 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 27.6 Feet
    • Overall Length : 151 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 14.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 12 Feet
    • Height : 67 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1981
    • Year : 1981
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 218071
    • REBLT : *

BUSCH MARINE

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES
  • Principal Commodity : STONE

EDWIN C. BUSCH

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BMT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

STC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Steel Cut for Hapag-Lloyd’s New Expedition Ship

Steel Cut for Hapag-Lloyd’s New Expedition Ship

The first steel cut on May 9, 2017 at the VARD shipyard in Tulcea, Romania marks the official start of the construction of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ first of two new-build expedition ships.   In an official ceremony Karl J. Pojer, CEO of the luxury cruise operator, gave the official start signal for the construction process of HANSEATIC nature, and Roger Vassdal

New Fuel Regs Drive Scrubber Business

New Fuel Regs Drive Scrubber Business

The Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association and its members are preparing to meet higher demand for gas scrubbing systems to bring SOx emissions in line with the targets set by the IMO’s 2020 fuel sulfur content proposals. As previously reported by this correspondent in Maritime Reporter and Engineering News (December 2016 issue, page 24; January 2017 issue, page 28)

Video: Retired Ship Sunk to Form Artificial Reef

Video: Retired Ship Sunk to Form Artificial Reef

Sinking a 6,000-ton, 371-foot former cargo vessel to help create an artificial reef in the Gulf of Mexico is a herculean feat, one only accomplished with strict adherence to rigorous federal and state environmental regulations.   When the cargo ship Kraken was recently sunk 67 miles off the Galveston coast

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

This morning CMA announced that Mr. John D. “Jack” Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, has been named as the CMA Commodore for the year 2017. Noonan joins a presigious list of previous award winners, including Ole Skaarup, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, George Livanos, Phil Loree, Thomas Moran, Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis, Helmut Sohmen, Gerhard Kurz, William O’Neil, Richard du Moulin, Per Heidenreich

Hapag-Lloyd Names First of Five 10,500 TEU Box Ships

Hapag-Lloyd Names First of Five 10,500 TEU Box Ships

Hapag-Lloyd held a naming ceremony for the first of its five new vessels in its new 10,500 TEU class containerships, Valparaíso Express.   Valparaíso Express was named by Rozío Gonzaléz – wife of Andrónico Luksic, Chairman of the Board of the Quiñenco Group – who performed the ceremony at the Terminal Pacifico Sur (TPS) in the port of Valparaíso

Interview: Morton S. Bouchard III Pulls No Punches

Interview: Morton S. Bouchard III Pulls No Punches

Morton S. Bouchard III pulls no punches discussing the maritime business and the spate of over-regulation infecting U.S. industry.   Morton S. Bouchard III has served as President of Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, since 1996 and CEO since 1999

Fred Harris to Retire

Fred Harris to Retire

Ubiquitous General Dynamics Leader Fred Harris to Step Down January 1, 2017; Dirk Lesko to Lead Bath Iron Works; Kevin Graney to Lead NASSCO General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) said that in the wake the retirement of Frederick J. Harris  effective January 1, 2017, Dirk A. Lesko will be a vice president of the corporation and appointed as president of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, and Kevin M.

World’s Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered

World’s Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered

The world's first very large ethane carrier (VLEC), Ethane Crystal, has been delivered to India’s Reliance Industries Ltd. by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), representing a significant milestone for the gas shipping industry. The vessel is now the planet’s largest

ABS Gains AWO RCP Auditor Status

ABS Gains AWO RCP Auditor Status

AWO qualifies ABS to perform towing safety management audits   ABS has been approved by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) to carry out audits of its Responsible Carrier Program (RCP), a safety management system for tugboat, towboat and barge companies, requiring AWO member companies to undergo periodic management and vessel audits conducted by an independent third party.

Japan Night Held at SMM 2016

Japan Night Held at SMM 2016

Japan Night was held September 5, 2016, coinciding with the SMM 2016 maritime trade fair, conference and exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.   There Mr. Gregory Trauthwein, editor and associate publisher of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, was honored to participate in the breaking of the sake cask ceremony at the Japan Ship Machinery & Equipment Association’s (JSMEA) reception at the Inter

Höegh LNG Speeds up FSRU Conversion

Höegh LNG Speeds up FSRU Conversion

Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. today announced that it has signed agreements with Wärtsila Oil and Gas (EPCIC regas) and Moss Maritime (engineering) for its first FSRU conversion project, including the ordering of critical equipment with long lead time. By ordering said equipment in advance, Höegh LNG will reduce the conversion schedule by six months- from 18 to 12 months

ATB Design Comes of Age

ATB Design Comes of Age

The emerging trend of marrying the design of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) to a particular propulsion system to maximize efficiencies of that system has, of late, been taking hold in workboat markets. For example, one recent project involving a dynamic partnership between Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc, Guarino & Cox, LLC (GCL) naval architects, Nautican Research & Development Ltd.