GREAT REPUBLIC

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GREAT REPUBLIC
    • Operator : KEY LAKES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Bulk (Other) Carrier
    • Vessel Type : Bulk Carrier
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 7000
  • Location
    • City : DULUTH
    • STATE : MN
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 11106
    • Full Load Capacity : 28600 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 623.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 68 Feet
    • Overall Length : 634.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 68 Feet
    • Load draft : 28.4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 12 Feet
    • Height : 109 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1981
    • EQUIP2 : BELT
    • EQUIP1 : SELF-UNLOADER
    • Coast Guard Number : 633579

KEY LAKES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES BETWEEN DULUTH, GARY & BUFFALO AND CONNECTING TRIBUTARIES
  • Principal Commodity : IRON ORE, LIMESTONE, COAL AND TACONITE

ARTHUR M. ANDERSON

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

CASON J CALLAWAY

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

EDGAR B. SPEER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

EDWIN H. GOTT

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN G. MUNSON

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

PHILIP R. CLARKE

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

ROGER BLOUGH

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

PRESQUE ISLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • 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

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

There was important cruise news in January: Viking – a premier European ocean and river cruise company - will offer two new “destination-focused travel experiences,” starting in 2022.  One set of cruises becomes Viking’s first foray in the inland North American market, in this case the Great Lakes.  Another set of cruises will head to the Arctic and Antarctica.

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

George Raymond Duclos, age 86, died peacefully on February 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Raymond and Albertine (Bertha Chenard) Duclos.  Born in 1933 in Fall River, MA, George spent most of his life in Westport, MA spending summers on the Watuppa Pond and moving to the Pond permanently in the 1960's.

Rand Logistics to Buy American Steamship Company

Rand Logistics to Buy American Steamship Company

New Jersey-based Rand Logistics announced it has entered into a stock purchase agreement to acquire rival Great Lakes shipping company American Steamship Company (ASC) from Chicago-based GATX Corporation for $260 million.Headquartered in upstate New York, ASC operates the Lakes' largest U.S.

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Limited announce that Austal Australia has launched Hull 394, the first of two 118-meter high-speed trimaran ferries currently under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands.The aluminum vehicle-passenger ferry, to be known as Bajamar Express, was launched at Austal’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard on February 4, and is now in the final stages of fit out

More than $97 Mln in Maintenance Planned for US-flag Lakers

More than $97 Mln in Maintenance Planned for US-flag Lakers

U.S.-flag lakers idled for the winter season will undergo more than $97 million in maintenance and modernization work at multiple Great Lakes shipyards before returning to service in March. The $97 million figure is an increase from $70 million in 2019, according to the Lake Carriers' Association (LCA).

Privinvest’s Deliveries to Mozambique: A Model for Africa

Privinvest’s Deliveries to Mozambique: A Model for Africa

Media reports about Mozambique’s failure to launch a fishing and security fleet and its subsequent $2 billion debt default seem destined to torpedo, or at least set back similar efforts to build needed coastal security and national fishing fleets across Africa. That must not happen.

Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

The U.S. Great Lakes freighter fleet are well-renowned for being a 'mature' group of ships, a point magnified yesterday when Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started construction on the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in more than 35 years. The shipyard and the owner, The Interlake Steamship Company, hosted a ceremonial first-cut-of-steel event Wednesday, August 14

Ballast Water Update: Weighing the Advent of VIDA

Ballast Water Update: Weighing the Advent of VIDA

The hard-fought passage of VIDA promises a simpler, more unified and logical set of environmental standards related to the discharge of myriad vessel streams. Industry wanted it, and now it is here. Will it deliver, and if so, when? That depends on who you talk to.As most commercial maritime operators know, US ballast water regulations made a sharp turn last December.

World Navies: Taiwan develops indigenous combat capabilities

World Navies: Taiwan develops indigenous combat capabilities

Navies operate on a spectrum between deterrence and defense, to include offensive operation, support of foreign policy, and power projection to civil affair and humanitarian assistance and disaster response.  Many have constabulary responsibilities, and it could be argued that, with the exception of the largest navies

Interlake Orders Great Lakes Newbuild

Interlake Orders Great Lakes Newbuild

U.S. ship owner The Interlake Steamship Company said it has ordered a new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier, the first to be built in more than 35 years. Measuring 639 feet in length (78 feet W, 45 feet H, 28,000 DWT), the vessel will be constructed by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., for scheduled completion in mid-2022.