FREEDOM

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FREEDOM
    • Operator : PROGRESSIVE BARGE LINE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1570
  • Location
    • City : WESTWEGO
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 99
    • Full Load Capacity : 184 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 74 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28 Feet
    • Overall Length : 74 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 42 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2002
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1127986

PROGRESSIVE BARGE LINE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS OF LOUISIANA AND TEXAS
  • Principal Commodity : PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

JUSTICE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

OLD GLORY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATRIOT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SPIRIT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

UNCLE SAM

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PBL

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

News

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced it has completed the first of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The MV SSG Michael H. Ollis, Hull 219, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe, Fla. facility fully certified and passenger ready.

U.S. Navy Asserts “Freedom of Navigation” in the South China Sea

U.S. Navy Asserts “Freedom of Navigation” in the South China Sea

“The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.”The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention recognizes the rights and freedoms of all nations to engage in traditional uses of the sea. According to the Department of Defense 2020 Annual Freedom of Navigation Report to Congress

Divers Find Deepest Known Shipwreck USS Johnston

Divers Find Deepest Known Shipwreck USS Johnston

A privately funded mission has found, surveyed and filmed the USS Johnston, the world’s deepest known shipwreck, offshore Samar Island in the Philippines Sea.The expedition was backed by Victor Vescovo, is an entrepreneur, explorer and retired U.S. Navy Commander who personally piloted his submersible DSV Limiting Factor down to the wreck during two separate, eight-hour dives 21,180 feet (6

Leidos to Acquire Gibbs & Cox

Leidos to Acquire Gibbs & Cox

Reston, Va.-based Leidos said it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire esteemed naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox for $380 million in cash, as the defense, engineering and IT conglomerate looks to bolster its expertise as it competes for U.S. Navy unmanned systems contracts.

US Navy Seizes Weapons from Dhows off Somalia

US Navy Seizes Weapons from Dhows off Somalia

The U.S. Navy seized thousands of weapons from two stateless dhows during a maritime security operation off the coast of Somalia last week.A boarding team from guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill’s (DDG 81) discovered the illicit cargo during a flag verification boarding in international waters, and the confiscation took place February 11 and 12.

US Blacklists Tankers, Oil Traders Undermining Venezuela Sanctions

US Blacklists Tankers, Oil Traders Undermining Venezuela Sanctions

The United States on Tuesday sanctioned a network of oil trading firms, individuals and vessels that have helped Venezuelan state-run oil company PDVSA sell crude mainly to Asia despite Washington's sanctions on the South American nation.The measure targets a network that the U.S. Treasury Department says helped the administration of President Nicolas Maduro

South Korean-flagged Tanker Seized by Iran

South Korean-flagged Tanker Seized by Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters and detained its crew, Iranian media said on Monday, amid tensions between Tehran and Seoul over Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks due to U.S. sanctions.Seoul confirmed the seizure of a South Korean chemical tanker by Iranian authorities in the waters off Oman, and demanded its immediate release.

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Genco Shipping & Trading has entered into an agreement to acquire three modern, eco Ultramax bulk carriers in exchange for six older Handysize vessels, the largest U.S. headquartered dry bulk shipowner announced Monday. The transaction with an unnamed trading partner is structured as an asset swap without monetary consideration or additional capital required.

Interview: Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, US Navy

Interview: Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, US Navy

Insights on technology advances with Rear Admiral John Okon, Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.Rear Admiral Okon never started out to have a career in Oceanography, rather in Broadcast Meteorology. “At NY Maritime College, I studied both Meteorology and Oceanography and became equally passionate about Oceanography. Thanks to the U.S. Navy, we have a career field in both.

Carnival Cancels Cruises in Early 2021

Carnival Cancels Cruises in Early 2021

Carnival Cruise Line has canceled additional voyages in the early months of 2021 as it works to meet requirements to resume operations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.Having already suspended U.S. cruises for the remainder of this year, the cruise industry giant said Wednesday it has canceled all voyages from U.S.

French and Japanese Warships Aid Injured Mariner

French and Japanese Warships Aid Injured Mariner

Two warships came to the aid of an injured seafarer on board the Indian-flagged merchant tanker Lourdes off the coast of Oman in the early hours on Monday.French frigate Jean Bart and Japanese destroyer Ariake were called to conduct the emergency operation, which saw medical personnel from both vessels assist an Indian patient who had a suspected head injury.

Australia Evacuates Crew from Coronavirus-hit Livestock Carrier

Australia Evacuates Crew from Coronavirus-hit Livestock Carrier

Australian officials were evacuating workers from a Kuwaiti-flagged livestock ship docked off the country’s west coast on Tuesday after at least half the 52 crew tested positive for COVID-19.The cluster of cases is the fourth outbreak detected onboard a ship arriving at a Western Australia port over the last month, in a state that has otherwise been free of the coronavirus for weeks.