BELLE OF CALHOUN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BELLE OF CALHOUN
    • Operator : ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 8 BRUSSELS FERRY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 510
  • Location
    • City : ST. LOUIS
    • STATE : MO
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 45
  • Size
    • Register length : 48 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Overall Length : 54 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.3 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.3 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2001
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1103213

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 8 BRUSSELS FERRY

  • Area of Operation : CROSSES THE ILLINOIS RIVER BETWEEN ILLINOIS RTE. 100 IN JERSEY CO. ILLINOIS AND COUNTY ROAD #1 IN CALHOUN CO. ILLINOIS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLE CARRIER

CRAGLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DEER PLAIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY BELLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FERRY BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Callan Marine’s New Dredge General MacArthur Enters Service

Callan Marine’s New Dredge General MacArthur Enters Service

Callan Marine's new Jones Act cutterhead suction dredge (CSD) General MacArthur and its accompanying idler barge have entered service in Texas, heading to work on several projects before transiting to Corpus Christi for the second phase of the deepening and widening project.The newest and largest dredger in Callen Marine's fleet

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Dredging contractor Weeks Marine has ordered a new trailer suction hopper dredger from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.The new dredge, RB Weeks, to be constructed at Eastern's Allanton shipyard in Panama City, Fla. will be a sister ship to the Eastern-built twin screw TSHD Magdalen placed into service in 2018.

Metal Shark Building Launch for Pascagoula Pilots

Metal Shark Building Launch for Pascagoula Pilots

Shipbuilder Metal Shark said it is building a welded aluminum 55’ x 17’ pilot boat for the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi, scheduled for delivery later this year.Designed in-house, the new 55 Defiant Pilot being built for Pascagoula Pilots incorporates the“faceted hull” design initially developed by Metal Shark for the U.S.

MARAD Awards Nearly $20 Mln for Small Shipyards

MARAD Awards Nearly $20 Mln for Small Shipyards

Two dozen small shipyards in the U.S. have received a combined $19.6 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program to help fund upgrades and expansions that often lead to more competitive operations, quality ship construction and improved employee skill.“This $19.

Better Blasting: Send in the Robots

Better Blasting: Send in the Robots

When designing and constructing a new blast and paint facility at its yard in Belle Chasse, La., C&C Marine and Repair set out to create a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly worksite that would deliver a high-quality product.Fifteen months and 131 barges later, C&C Marine has nearly doubled its capacity as the facility and its robotic blasting technology continually meet and exceed

C&C Building Towboat Trio for Hines Furlong

C&C Building Towboat Trio for Hines Furlong

Hines Furlong Line currently has a trio of identical 6,000-horsepower towboats on order at C&C Marine and Repair in Belle Chasse, La.The timing is right to order the high-power newbuilds, said Kent Furlong, president and founder of Hines Furlong Line (HFL), citing the long-term implications of Subchapter M and the industry’s aging higher horsepower line haul fleet as key drivers behind the

Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, La. production facility, Jet 1 and Jet 2 are 45-foot welded aluminum Defiant-class monohull pilothouse vessels featuring an extensively proven hull design.

Calhoun Steps In as WCI's Interim President/CEO

Calhoun Steps In as WCI's Interim President/CEO

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) Senior Vice President Deb Calhoun has taken over as Interim President/CEO, effective February 18, 2020, following the retirement of President/CEO Michael J. Toohey.To begin the process to select a permanent President/CEO, an executive search firm will be retained and later announced, WCI said.

C&C Marine Celebrates 100th Barge Blasted

C&C Marine Celebrates 100th Barge Blasted

Just nine months after opening their new Robotic Paint and Blasting facility C&C Marine and Repair has announced the blasting of its 100th barge. “We knew we had the capability to blast and paint barges quickly and efficiently, but what we’ve been able to accomplish in these first nine months has exceeded our expectations in both speed and quality of blast” says C&C Marine and Repair’s owner

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Reliability, Power, Fuel Savings and Minimal Downtime Key Factors in Repower Decision.Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, the largest launch service on the Lower Mississippi, puts a lot of hours on its fleet of crew and supply boats, which run day and night. One thing they can’t afford is downtime.“The river never closes, and neither do we.

CSD General MacArthur Hits the Water

CSD General MacArthur Hits the Water

Texas-based, family-owned dredging business Callan Marine has  recently launched the General MacArthur, one of the largest cutter suction dredges in the U.S. market.At 290 feet in length and a 9 foot draft, the General MacArthur boasts 24,000 total installed horsepower.Powered by 3 Cat-MAK diesel engines, the dredge has a fuel capacity of over 300,000 gallons

HII Cuts Steel on USCG Cutter Calhoun

HII Cuts Steel on USCG Cutter Calhoun

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division started fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) Calhoun (WMSL 759) . The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut."Each new ship in this class has been an exciting opportunity to build on our legacy," said Jay Boyd