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

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

Insights: Jennifer Carpenter, AWO President & CEO

Insights: Jennifer Carpenter, AWO President & CEO

Jennifer A. Carpenter serves as President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the inland and coastal tugboat, towboat and barge industry. Carpenter joined AWO in August 1990 and became President & CEO in January 2020. Before assuming her current position

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.

Vessel Safety: US House Subcommittee Seeks Faster Implementation

Vessel Safety: US House Subcommittee Seeks Faster Implementation

In November the U.S. House of Representatives’ Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee held a hearing on “Commercial and Passenger Vessel Safety: Challenges and Opportunities.” Testimony covered a range of issues, from recent tragedies such as the Conception dive-boat disaster to antiquated maritime laws.

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

MN100: Chris Allard: Co-Owner / CEO Metal Shark

MN100: Chris Allard: Co-Owner / CEO Metal Shark

A naval architect and graduate of the Webb Institute, Co-Owner/CEO Chris Allard introduced the engineering-centric approach that has fueled Metal Shark’s growth; driving innovation and transforming the company from a regional builder to a globally recognized industry leader.Under Allard’s direction

Seacor to Acquire JV Partner's Sea-Vista Stake

Seacor to Acquire JV Partner's Sea-Vista Stake

Seacor Holdings Announces Acquisition of Joint Venture Partner’s Interest in Sea-Vista.SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that it has become the sole owner of its consolidated SEA-Vista joint venture, acquiring through a subsidiary the 49% interest that had been owned by an affiliate of Avista Capital Partners (the “Seller”).

Iran Attempts UK Tanker Block, Fails

Iran Attempts UK Tanker Block, Fails

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block its oil tankerThree Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, Britain said on Thursday.

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.Britain urged Iran to "de-escalate the situation in the region" after the British Heritage, a Suezmax oil tanker operated by BP under an Isle of Man flag, was approached.

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast.The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts.

OP/ED: The Jones Act is Worth Fighting For

OP/ED: The Jones Act is Worth Fighting For

The President says he wants to make American great again, so why is he trying to destroy the principal support system for America’s maritime industry? This week, we learned that President Trump is “seriously considering” issuing a broad waiver for the Jones Act, a critical law that requires domestic shipping in the U.S. to occur on ships that are built in the United States, fly the U.S.