B. R.

  • General
    • Vessel Name : B. R.
    • Operator : NORFOLK DREDGING CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Cargo Deck Barge
    • Vessel Type : Flat / Deck Barge
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : NORFOLK
    • STATE : VA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 3302
    • Full Load Capacity : 8424 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 282.2 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 54.3 Feet
    • Overall Length : 282.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 54.3 Feet
    • Load draft : 19.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 31.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1996
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1041141

NORFOLK DREDGING CO.

  • Area of Operation : NORFOLK, VA AND APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILE RADIUS
  • Principal Commodity : DREDGED MATERIAL AND DREDGING PIPELINE

CAPTAIN ED

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN SAM

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLIE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

HILTON HEAD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORDRECO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORFOLK

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PUSHER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

R. J. THORNE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROBBIE R

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SAND FLY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TOM JR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

BT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CHOCTAW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO.

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SJ

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KIRBY

  • Type : Undefined
  • Construction : Steel

AMERICAN EAGLE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPTAIN BILLY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

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Marine News' Top Vessels of 2023

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Philippine President Skips COP28, Focuses on Seafarers

Philippine President Skips COP28, Focuses on Seafarers

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Captain McManus Preps to Take the Helm of Empire State VII

Captain McManus Preps to Take the Helm of Empire State VII

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American Cruise Lines’ First New Coastal Cat Enters Service

American Cruise Lines’ First New Coastal Cat Enters Service

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World's Biggest Aircraft Carrier Sails into Oslo for NATO Exercises

World's Biggest Aircraft Carrier Sails into Oslo for NATO Exercises

The world's largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, sailed into Oslo on Wednesday, a first for such a U.S. ship, in a show of NATO force at a time of heightened tension between NATO and Russia over the war in Ukraine.The ship and its crew will be conducting training exercises with the Norwegian armed forces along the country's coast in the coming days, the Norwegian military said.

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers New Hopper Dredge R.B. Weeks

Eastern Shipbuilding Delivers New Hopper Dredge R.B. Weeks

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) on Monday announced the delivery of R.B. Weeks, a 8,550 cubic yard capacity trailing suction hopper dredge constructed for Weeks Marine, Inc.“It’s our pleasure to once again deliver a quality vessel on time and on budget to our valued customers at Weeks Marine, Inc.,” said Joey D’Isernia, president of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. “The R.B.

USCG's New Cutters Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

USCG's New Cutters Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

The much-needed replacement for the U.S. Coast Guard’s long-serving medium endurance cutters (WMEC) took a giant step closer to joining the fleet as the first Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) was launched and christened at Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) in Panama City, Fla. on October 27, 2023.The future USCGC Argus (WMSM 915) was christened by the ship’s sponsor, Captain (Ret.

Bath Iron Works Shipyard Employee Killed in Maine Mass Shooting

Bath Iron Works Shipyard Employee Killed in Maine Mass Shooting

An employee of General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works shipyard was killed during a mass shooting event in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday.The Bath, Maine shipyard, which designs, builds and supports surface combatants for the U.S. Navy, released the following statement on social media on Thursday: "All of us at Bath Iron Works are heartbroken to share that we have lost a member of our BIW family.

US Issues Draft RFP for New Antarctic Research Vessel

US Issues Draft RFP for New Antarctic Research Vessel

The U.S.' National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for its Antarctic Research Vessel (ARV) Integrator requirement.According to NSF, the draft represents a functionally complete RFP with sections A through M, released to provide transparency and early exposure for what is a robust requirement.

New Tug Enters Service for McAllister Towing

New Tug Enters Service for McAllister Towing

McAllister Towing announced its new tug Jane McAllister has entered service as one of the most advanced and powerful shipdocking tractor tugs operating in the Port of Virginia.Recently delivered from East Boothbay, Maine shipbuilder Washburn & Doughty, the 6,770 horsepower vessel is equipped with 3516E Tier IV Caterpillar engines powering twin Schottel SRP 490 Z-drive units.

Attracting More People of Color to the Maritime Workforce

Attracting More People of Color to the Maritime Workforce

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The Need for [U.S. Navy Shipbuilding] Speed

The Need for [U.S. Navy Shipbuilding] Speed

The Navy wants, and needs, more ships; but it can’t build them fast enough.While the U.S. Navy aims to achieve a 355-ship fleet, it is decommissioning older (and some not so old) ships at about the same rate it's adding new ones.A Congressional Research Service report stated that, as of April 17, 2023, the Navy included 296 battle force ships.