BILL SPENCE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BILL SPENCE
    • Operator : T & T MARINE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1000
  • Location
    • City : GALVESTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 80
  • Size
    • Register length : 61.2 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28 Feet
    • Overall Length : 61.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Height : 36 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1973
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 547684

T & T MARINE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY AND GALVESTON TO HOUSTON, PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS CITY, FREEPORT, CORPUS CHRISTI AND VICTORIA, TX; AND LOUISIANA
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

DONNA T

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HENRY T

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RUDY T

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

US Inland Waterway Infrastructure: Riding a Good News Wave

US Inland Waterway Infrastructure: Riding a Good News Wave

The inland waterways have enjoyed several positive developments toward modernization of the system, particularly over the last two years.Annual appropriations that fund the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission have been steadily on the rise for the last nine fiscal years, specifically the Construction and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) accounts have been funded at historic levels.

US Senate Bill Could be Death Blow for Biden Anti-drilling Pledge

US Senate Bill Could be Death Blow for Biden Anti-drilling Pledge

U.S. President Joe Biden vowed during his 2020 election campaign to end federal oil and gas drilling as a major step in his strategy to fight climate change.The U.S. Senate Democrats' $430 billion spending bill agreed this week could kill that pledge. If it passes, it would effectively guarantee continued drilling rights auctions on federal lands and waters for at least another decade.

Biden Signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law

Biden Signs Ocean Shipping Reform Act Into Law

President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation to improve oversight of ocean shipping, which lawmakers say will help curb inflation and ease export backlogs.The bipartisan bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives on a 369-42 vote earlier this week. Biden said he had "promised to crack down on ocean carriers whose price hikes have hurt American families.

US House Passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act

US House Passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation Monday to improve oversight of ocean shipping, which supporters say will help curb inflation and ease export backlogs. The bill was approved 369-42 and will head to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature. Biden said in a statement he looked forward to signing it into law.

US Senate Approves Bill to Ease Export Shipping Backlogs

US Senate Approves Bill to Ease Export Shipping Backlogs

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to improve oversight of ocean shipping, a step supporters say will help ease export backlogs.The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, led by Senators John Thune and Amy Klobuchar, would strengthen the investigatory authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the U.S.

P&O Ferries Sacks 800 Staff, Threatening Union Standoff

P&O Ferries Sacks 800 Staff, Threatening Union Standoff

Britain's P&O Ferries made 800 staff redundant with immediate effect and suspended crossings for the next few days, sparking a backlash from politicians and unions over reports it would hire cheaper agency workers instead.The shock move caused delays around Britain's busiest port, Dover, and drew threats of a standoff as trade unions urged their members to defy any instructions to leave P&O ships.

Crystal Symphony Diverts to the Bahamas to Avoid Arrest

Crystal Symphony Diverts to the Bahamas to Avoid Arrest

A luxury cruise ship has skipped its call to Miami and diverted to the Bahamas after a U.S. judge ordered its seizure as part of a lawsuit over unpaid fuel bills.The Crystal Symphony, operated by Genting Hong Kong's Crystal Cruises, was scheduled to conclude a Caribbean voyage in Miami on Saturday

Senator Cruz's Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill Fails in U.S. Senate

Senator Cruz's Nord Stream 2 Sanctions Bill Fails in U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to pass a bill to slap sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline sponsored by Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a day after Democrats unveiled their own legislation.The tally was 55 in favor and 44 against the bill that needed 60 votes to pass, a major hurdle in the 50-50 Senate.

New Bill Aims to Address Sexual Misconduct in the Merchant Marine

New Bill Aims to Address Sexual Misconduct in the Merchant Marine

A group of U.S. Senators has introduced new legislation aiming to strengthen sexual assault/sexual harassment (SASH) prevention, response, investigation and accountability in the maritime industry and provide additional safeguards for the Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).The Improving Protections for Midshipmen Act is being put forward by Roger Wicker (R-Miss.

US Nuclear Sub Hits 'Object' in Asia-Pacific

US Nuclear Sub Hits 'Object' in Asia-Pacific

U.S. Navy submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) hit an "object" while submerged in the Asia-Pacific region, but the incident did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the United States military said on Thursday.The incident took place on Saturday and the submarine's nuclear propulsion plant and spaces were not impacted and remain operational, the Navy said in a statement.

Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Energy firms on Sunday had suspended 1.74 million barrels per day of oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm.Ida made landfall on Sunday near Port Fourchon, the land base for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP)

Dredging Up Federal Funding for Inland Ports and Waterways

Dredging Up Federal Funding for Inland Ports and Waterways

All signals from Washington, D.C., indicate that Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 could be a record-breaking year for inland port and waterway investment. The successful opening of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, a recording-breaking United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) budget request, positive improvements to the Port Infrastructure Development Program