BIG STONE 5

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BIG STONE 5
    • Operator : DELAWARE BAY LAUNCH SERVICE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Offshore Support Vessel
    • Vessel Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 850
  • Location
    • City : MILFORD
    • STATE : DE
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 27
    • Full Load Capacity : 34 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 15
  • Size
    • Register length : 50 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 15 Feet
    • Overall Length : 50 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 15 Feet
    • Load draft : 6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 17 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 2014
    • Year : 2014
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 689662
    • REBLT : *

DELAWARE BAY LAUNCH SERVICE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : CEDAR CREEK, DE - MISPILLION RIVER, DE - DELAWARE BAY
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS SHIP STORES AND SPARES

BIG STONE EXPRESS

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

BIG STONE PRIDE

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

BREAKWATER

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

St. Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes Shipping Season Commences

St. Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes Shipping Season Commences

The St. Lawrence Seaway’s 62nd navigation season kicked off on Tuesday with the transit of the Canadian-flagged cement carrier NACC Argonaut through Lock 8 on the Welland Canal.Then, in the early hours on Wednesday morning, first U.S.-flag commercial vessel transited the locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., signaling the start of the U.S. fleet's 2020 sailing season.

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

Amsterdam's Boats Go Electric Ahead of 2025 Diesel Ban

Amsterdam's Boats Go Electric Ahead of 2025 Diesel Ban

The century-old Amsterdam canal boat Gerarda Johanna looks like a classic with wood paneling, but beneath its floorboards lies a high-tech underbelly: rows of lithium ion batteries, 66 in all, with an electric drive train powering its propeller.The boat is part of a push by Amsterdam’s new Green Party mayor to ban diesel engines from the center’s ancient canals by 2025

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

A cargo ship drifted onto a beach in southern Israel on Thursday after heavy winds and stormy weather forced the vessel away from its anchor point near the port of Ashdod.The 90 meter-long Zelek Star was carrying cement and other goods from Greece to Israel when it was swept away and approached Oranim Beach, officials said.

China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

China Fixes First U.S. Crude Cargo Since Latest Tariff Threat

Chinese oil trader Unipec chartered a supertanker to ship U.S. crude to China in September, trading sources said, the first such cargo since U.S. President Donald Trump announced additional tariffs on Chinese import, ending a monthlong trade truce.Unipec, the trading arm of state refiner Sinopec , has fixed the Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Anne to load U.S.

HDR to Lead $870M Rail Project at PoLB

HDR to Lead $870M Rail Project at PoLB

The Port of Long Beach, one of the greenest ports in the world, has selected HDR to perform the final design as it moves ahead with its $870 million effort to streamline rail operations and reduce bottlenecks at the second-busiest container port in the U.S.The Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project will expand the port’s capability for loading shipping containers directly on rail cars

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Greece-based Onex Elefsis Shipyards announced that it will allocate up to $400 million, over a 15-year period, to purchase and finance the operation of the Elefsina Shipyards, west of Piraeus.The Greek shipyard said that the US investment firm Chatsworth Securities has agreed with it to make an investment, as part of efforts to save the complex from bankruptcy.

Shipping Companies: Is Bigger Better?

Shipping Companies: Is Bigger Better?

“If consolidation was the solution to all that ails shipping, then container liner companies would be super profitable. They are not. In ‘commoditized’ sectors of the shipping industry, which by now includes pretty much everything apart from very small niche markets, there is hardly any economies of scale at the company level.

Interview: Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN ES

Interview: Kjeld Aabo, Director New Technologies, MAN ES

“I think it is very early to project what will be the fuel of the future. I think that it will be much more clear in January 2020 (when the new IMO fuel rules enter force) and we see the direction of fuel costs.”To start, put in perspective the current pressure to reduce emissions in the maritime industry.

"Big Three" Korean Yards Vie for Qatari LNG Ships

"Big Three" Korean Yards Vie for Qatari LNG Ships

The state-run Qatar Petroleum (QP)  has revealed plans to order 60 new LNG carriers preferably from South Korean shipyards. Qatar's energy minister, Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, who is also CEO of Qatar Petroleum, said the company plans to order 60 new LNG carriers.QP has sent invitations to tender reserve shipbuilding capacity for LNG carriers to major shipbuilders across the world, including HHI

Trump, Dems to spend $2 trillion on Infrastructure

Trump, Dems to spend $2 trillion on Infrastructure

U.S. President Donald Trump agreed with Democratic leaders on Tuesday to spend $2 trillion on roads, bridges, water, broadband and power grids, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday after a White House meeting.Trump and Democratic leaders are slated to meet again in three weeks to discuss how the "big and bold" plan - which would need the approval of Congress - would be paid for

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

First Condensate Cargo Shipped from Prelude

Royal Dutch Shell on Monday said it had shipped the first condensate cargo from its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project off northwestern Australia over the weekend."We can confirm that the first shipment of condensate has sailed from the Shell-operated Prelude FLNG facility. This is another step towards steady state operations," a Shell spokeswoman said in emailed comments.