FRANCIS J. BLANK

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FRANCIS J. BLANK
    • Operator : BLANK RIVER SERVICES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1200
  • Location
    • City : ELIZABETH
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 78
  • Size
    • Register length : 60.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22 Feet
    • Overall Length : 60.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 33 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 2009
    • Year : 2009
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 506377
    • REBLT : *

BLANK RIVER SERVICES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : PITTSBURGH POOL OF ALLEGHENY, MONONGAHELA AND OHIO RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : MUD

ROBERT G. BLANK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FREDERICK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Meet SHADOWLARK: The $10M Personal Vessel Plus Submarine Package

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Maritime Partners Acquires J. Russell Flowers

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Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

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Supply Chain Shocks: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

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