BOB JONES

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BOB JONES
    • Operator : TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1000
  • Location
    • City : MUSCLE SHOALS
    • STATE : AL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 51
  • Size
    • Register length : 50 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22 Feet
    • Overall Length : 50 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 29.6 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1991
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 969740

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY

  • Area of Operation : TENNESSEE, CUMBERLAND, OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND HARBOR SERVICE OF COAL BARGES

BUCKEYE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BULLDOG TVA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FREEDOM

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY LOU TVA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MAYOR BOB

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATRICIA H.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATRIOT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RANDY L. KANIPE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RED WAGNER TVA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TVA

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TVA 3

  • Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
  • Construction : Steel

News

Congress Passes Bill Supporting Jones Act Enforcement in Offshore Wind

Congress Passes Bill Supporting Jones Act Enforcement in Offshore Wind

The U.S House of Representatives passed the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act (H.R. 4447) aiming to reform U.S. energy policy and authorize significant investment in the transition to greater use of low-carbon energy.The legislation, which addresses a wide range of energy topics and initiatives, includes an amendment by Congressman John Garamendi (D-Calif.

Opportunities Gust Off US Shores

Opportunities Gust Off US Shores

Throughout the world, offshore wind is on a growth trajectory. With green energy mandates from states in New England and the mid-Atlantic, the U.S. is joining the fray. Consultants Wood MacKenzie, in its U.S. Offshore Wind Outlook 2020-2029, suggested that as much as 25 gigawatts (GW) of capacity could be deployed in the U.S.

Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

ST Engineering North America, Inc. announced Monday that Robert "Bob" L. Merchent has been named President and CEO of VT Halter Marine, Inc. He replaces outgoing President and CEO, Ron Baczkowski.Much of Merchent's career was spent at Ingalls Shipbuilding, where he advanced through multiple positions of ever-increasing responsibility, leading programs critical to both the business and the U.S.

MarAd Insights: “In peace and war” -- Even Against a Virus

MarAd Insights: “In peace and war” -- Even Against a Virus

The U.S. maritime industry takes great pride in our motto: “In Peace and War.” It sums what we’re all about. From colonial times, through the Revolution, the Civil War, two World Wars, several regional conflicts, and many natural and humanitarian disasters, we got the cargo delivered because our economic security and our national security depend on it.

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking like the offshore wind industry was finally about to take off in the United States

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

The Netherlands based Royal IHC said it has been awarded a contract to design and build a Jones Act compliant dredger for the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) for deilivery in 2021.The water injection dredger will be built at a partner shipyard in the U.S.“The construction, procurement of the main components

Jones Act Tankers Booked for Storage, Foreign Trips Amid Oil Glut

Jones Act Tankers Booked for Storage, Foreign Trips Amid Oil Glut

Oil traders are hiring expensive U.S. vessels, normally only used for domestic shipments, to store gasoline or ship fuel overseas, five shipping sources said, in a sign of the energy industry's desperation for places to park petroleum amid a 30% drop in worldwide demand.Billions of people worldwide are living under confinement rules due to the coronavirus pandemic

US Says No Requests Yet to Waive Jones Act to Help Oil Companies

US Says No Requests Yet to Waive Jones Act to Help Oil Companies

The U.S. government said on Monday it has not yet received requests to waive a 100-year-old law on shipping goods between domestic ports, despite some interested parties who say temporarily lifting the regulation would help energy companies hurt by the oil price plunge.Kelly Cahalan, a spokesperson at the U.

No Need for a Jones Act Waiver -AMP

No Need for a Jones Act Waiver -AMP

America's maritime industry has hit back at a recent request by U.S. shale drillers to waive the Jones Act, a law requiring goods transported between U.S. ports to be carried on ships that are built, owned and operated by Americans.The American Exploration and Production Council, which represents independent oil firms that have been thrashed by an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia

The Federal Government’s 2020 Inland Impact

The Federal Government’s 2020 Inland Impact

It is often difficult to push through the federal government morass to focus on the issues that actually matter to the inland operator. While 2020 inevitably will be a contentious year in American politics, it is critical to stay focused on the items that will have direct impact on the U.S. maritime industry.

Are OSVs Fit for Refit for Offshore Wind?

Are OSVs Fit for Refit for Offshore Wind?

While it is generally agreed that the nascent offshore wind energy market in the U.S. will be a newbuild market, there is a repair and conversion possibility for some stacked OSVs.Though estimates on the pace of the offshore wind energy market in the U.S. vary widely, the direction is clear: offshore wind will be a huge marketplace for construction and support vessels to be deployed in U.S.

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

“The decrease in state spending on higher education is what keeps me awake at night” is how RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College, neatly summarized the biggest challenge he faces as the leader of one of the U.S.’ leading maritime universities. “With a small student body (about 1700), the numbers simply don’t work