CAROL ANN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : CAROL ANN
    • Operator : RDK LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1500
  • Location
    • City : HOLLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 78
  • Size
    • Register length : 68 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 24 Feet
    • Overall Length : 68 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 24 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 28 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1981
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 635262

RDK LLC

  • Area of Operation : THE GREAT LAKES & CONNECTING INLAND WATERWAYS & HARBORS
  • Principal Commodity : COMPANY SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT

MARY E. HANNAH

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MATT ALLEN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Maritime Employers: Working to Find Workers

Maritime Employers: Working to Find Workers

“Each Career Connect Washington program is codeveloped with businesses and educators, so each program we build or expand meets the needs of industry and students.” -Andrew Clemons, Grant Administrator, State of Washington.In March, the U.S. Joint Office of Energy and Transportation announced a new workforce development webpage – for electric vehicle job opportunities.

Help Wanted: US Maritime Industry Struggles to Fill Key Gaps

Help Wanted: US Maritime Industry Struggles to Fill Key Gaps

A shortage of U.S. mariners presents a major threat to the United States’ national and economic security, and the problem is growing day by day.According to a 2017 study prepared by the Maritime Workforce Working Group and released by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), the estimated pool of U.S. mariners actively sailing with unlimited tonnage credentials was comprised of 11,768 mariners.

US Bolsters Its Sealift and Tanker Support Fleets

The United States has bolstered its fleet of U.S.-flagged sustainment sealift vessels and product tankers to support the Department of Defense (DoD) during times of armed conflict or national emergency.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) in recent months has been building up fleets of commercial vessels under its Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Tanker

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

The United States’ vast network of navigable inland rivers is vital to the nation’s economy, serving as an aquatic superhighway for the efficient shipment of critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U.S. and to deepwater ports for export. The Waterways Council, Inc.

US Government Boosts Oil Tanker Fleet in National Shipping Overhaul

The United States is boosting access to commercial products tankers as part of a security drive to safeguard oil shipping for its armed forces in times of crisis, a top Department of Transportation (DOT) official said.The U.S. flagged commercial fleet comprises a few dozen tankers with the majority involved in domestic trade and there has been concern over possible disruptions to the U.S.

American Cruise Lines’ First New Coastal Cat Enters Service

American Cruise Lines’ First New Coastal Cat Enters Service

American Cruise Lines introduced its first new Coastal Cat, American Eagle, during a christening ceremony in at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy campus on Buzzards Bay last week.Carol Robertson, wife of American Cruise Lines’ founder the late Charles A. Robertson, served as godmother for the ship and christened the 100-passenger American Eagle with one of her handmade

MARAD Announces First Ships Enrolled in the Tanker Security Program

MARAD Announces First Ships Enrolled in the Tanker Security Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced on Tuesday that nine ships have been enrolled in the Tanker Security Program (TSP), a newly created public-private partnership program that makes U.S.-flag commercial product tankers available to support U.S. armed forces and national economic security.

MARAD Awards $8.75 Million to US Small Shipyards

MARAD Awards $8.75 Million to US Small Shipyards

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) on Wednesday announced $8.75 million in grant awards to 15 small shipyards in 12 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funds will help shipyards modernize, increase productivity, and expand local job opportunities while competing in the global marketplace.

Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Sailors Stranded in Rough Seas

Bulk Carrier Crew Rescues Sailors Stranded in Rough Seas

A Panamanian registered bulk carrier came to the aid of a sailboat that was stranded in heavy seas 250 nautical miles off the U.S. East Coast.On April 24, 2024, the crew of CSL's self-unloader Sheila Ann received a mayday call from a sailboat stranded 16 nautical miles away in rough seas and strong winds. The ship's master and crew relayed the distress call to the U.S.

Pilot Miscue Caused Barging Collision on the Mississippi River -NTSB

Pilot Miscue Caused Barging Collision on the Mississippi River -NTSB

A towing vessel pilot incorrectly recalling the agreed-upon passing arrangement led to tows colliding last year in the Mississippi River, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Thursday.According to the Inland Navigation Rules, when two vessels are meeting or crossing, each vessel shall signal its maneuvering intentions by using the vessel’s whistle or VHF radio.

ARC Adds Ninth US-flag RoRo Vessel to Its Fleet

ARC Adds Ninth US-flag RoRo Vessel to Its Fleet

American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group Inc. (ARC) added ARC Honor as the ninth American flag roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) vessel to its fleet.“This tremendously capable and flexible U.S.-flag ship is crewed by American merchant mariners and now operates in ARC’s global network supporting America’s national defense and economic security through trade,” said Eric Ebeling, ARC President & CEO.

Using AI To Advance Engineering Analysis: Not More Data, More Physics

Using AI To Advance Engineering Analysis: Not More Data, More Physics

The goal of engineering analysis is to use models of the real world to simulate and predict the performance of a design with confidence, explore design modifications, and inform downstream stakeholders—the owners, builders, operators, and passengers—with knowledge that the design works as intended before it is built. To do so, we need models that characterize the physical world.