D. W. GILLIS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : D. W. GILLIS
    • Operator : BOONE TOWING, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : HOUSTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 30
  • Size
    • Register length : 41.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Overall Length : 46.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.6 Feet
    • Height : 26 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1981
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 638277

BOONE TOWING, INC.

  • Area of Operation : INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY - MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

CHARLES B BOONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHUCK BOONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DANIELLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOSHUA R.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PAT BOONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BTI

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

US' First Modern Laker Begins Maiden Voyage

US' First Modern Laker Begins Maiden Voyage

The newly built Mark W. Barker, the United States' first new Great Lakes bulk carrier in nearly 40 years, has embarked on its maiden voyage from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.“This is a monumental day for our company and the U.S. flag fleet as our much-anticipated freighter departs on her first voyage in what will be a long life of service on the Great Lakes,” said Mark W.

First Modern US-built Laker Begins Sea Trials

First Modern US-built Laker Begins Sea Trials

The Interlake Steamship Company said its new vessel, the Mark W. Barker, departed from Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding last week for the first stage of underway testing.The 639-foot-long vessel is the first new Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in the U.S. in nearly four decades.The builders trial marks the first time the ship has sailed under its own power.

Linda Fagan Confirmed as First Woman USCG Commandant

Linda Fagan Confirmed as First Woman USCG Commandant

Adm. Linda L. Fagan has been confirmed as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, clearing way for her to be the first woman top officer in one of the military services. The Senate on Wednesday approved Fagan’s promotion, along with those of five other senior Coast Guard officers, by unanimous consent.Nominated for the role by President Joe Biden in April, Fagan will succeed Adm.

Lack of Icebreakers Hinders Great Lakes Shipping

Lack of Icebreakers Hinders Great Lakes Shipping

A lack of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking capacity is hindering shipping on the Great Lakes, a U.S. maritime industry coalition said on Thursday.During this year’s ice season, the U.S.-flag Great Lakes shipping industry lost the equivalent of a month due to delays in ice covered waters, according to the Great Lakes Maritime Task Force, which represents U.S.

Adm. Fagan Nominated as First Female USCG Commandant

Adm. Fagan Nominated as First Female USCG Commandant

President Joe Biden nominated Adm. Linda L. Fagan to serve as the 27th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon confirmation, Adm. Fagan will be the first woman to serve as Commandant of the Coast Guard.Adm. Fagan currently serves as the 32nd Vice Commandant, having assumed the duties on June 18, 2021.

TenneT: No Major Damage to HKZ Jacket after Cargo Ship Allision. Topside Installation Imminent

TenneT: No Major Damage to HKZ Jacket after Cargo Ship Allision. Topside Installation Imminent

TenneT's investigation has shown that there is no major damage to the HKZ Beta jacket in the Dutch North Sea which was hit by a drifting bulk carrier in a storm in January. This means that the 3,950t topside can be installed on the jacket as planned, forming part of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) grid connection that connects the offshore wind farm zone to the Dutch mainland at the Maasvlakte.

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

A Valaris drillship hit the Akti bulk carrier ship on Saturday, after breaking free its moorings near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,  Mississippi. At around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center of a collision between two vessels.

Enauta Buys FPSO OSX-2 for Deployment at Atlanta Field

Enauta Buys FPSO OSX-2 for Deployment at Atlanta Field

Brazilian oil company Enauta has agreed to buy FPSO OSX-2 for the Definitive System (DS) of the Atlanta oil field in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.The completion of the acquisition is contingent on compliance with the agreed contractual conditions and is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2022.

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Australian oil and gas industry safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered Shell to keep the giant Prelude FLNG facility off W. Australia shut until it can convince the regulator that it can keep the facility properly powered and that the safety systems are operational.The order comes after production from the floating facility was shut earlier this month after a sudden loss of power

“It’s alive!”: Offshore Drillers Start Resuscitating Idle Drillships

“It’s alive!”: Offshore Drillers Start Resuscitating Idle Drillships

Offshore drilling rig reactivations have begun as utilization and dayrates continue their rapid recovery, Esgian's Teresa Wilkie writes.We expected it to happen just not necessarily this soon. But now it’s official, several cold-stacked rigs are about to be reactivated for new jobs in the Golden Triangle, and Valaris is taking the lead.

New US-flagged Laker is First to Be Launched in Nearly 40 Years

New US-flagged Laker is First to Be Launched in Nearly 40 Years

A ceremony held at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding on Thursday marked the launch of the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades. The 639-foot Mark W. Barker, currently under construction for Ohio-based The Interlake Steamship Company, was floated in the large drydock at the Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard.

Santos Selects Altera for Dorado FPSO FEED

Santos Selects Altera for Dorado FPSO FEED

Australian oil and gas company Santos has awarded the FEED contract for the FPSO for the Dorado project offshore W. Australia to Altera Infrastructure.Located in the Bedout Sub-basin, Dorado is an oil and gas project which is planned to be developed in two phases. The initial development involves the production of oil and condensate through a wellhead platform (WHP) and FPSO.