HON. JAMES L. OBERSTAR

  • General
    • Vessel Name : HON. JAMES L. OBERSTAR
    • Operator : INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP COMPANY, THE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Bulk (Other) Carrier
    • Vessel Type : Bulk Carrier
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 8500
  • Location
    • City : CLEVELAND
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 11079
    • Full Load Capacity : 34720 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 786 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 75 Feet
    • Overall Length : 806 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 75 Feet
    • Load draft : 28.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 18 Feet
    • Height : 90 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1981
    • Year : 1981
    • EQUIP1 : SELF-UNLOADER
    • Coast Guard Number : 278807
    • REBLT : *

INTERLAKE STEAMSHIP COMPANY, THE

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES -- DULUTH, MN TO BUFFALO, NY
  • Principal Commodity : ORE, COAL, LIMESTONE AND GRAIN

HERBERT C. JACKSON

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

JAMES R BARKER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN SHERWIN

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

KAYE E. BARKER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

LEE A. TREGURTHA

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

MESABI MINER

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

PAUL R. TREGURTHA

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

STEWART J. CORT

  • Type : Bulk Carrier
  • Construction : Steel

DOROTHY ANN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATHFINDER

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

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Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

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Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

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Fuel Barge Stuck in the Mud in Alaska

Fuel Barge Stuck in the Mud in Alaska

A fuel barge has become stuck in mud on the Naknek River in Naknek, Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday. The Coast Guard said it is responding to the Crowley BC-152 barge, which settled in the mud and began to show signs of structural stress while offloading petroleum product.

MarAd Grants Fuel U.S. Shipyard Growth

MarAd Grants Fuel U.S. Shipyard Growth

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced $19.6 million in grants to support capital improvements at 28 U.S. small shipyards as a part of its Small Shipyard Grant program. The grants enable small shipyards to modernize equipment and processes to fuel future growth.

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world's first transatlantic crossing without a crew.The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper in a control station in Britain.The voyage is expected to take about 35 days.

Scientology Cruise Ship Gets Measles Vaccine

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VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

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Deadly Oil Tanker Fire near Hong Kong

Deadly Oil Tanker Fire near Hong Kong

An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong's southern waters on Tuesday, killing one crew member while at least 21 were rescued, police said, with witnesses reporting a loud blast that shook windows several kilometers away.Rescue operations were going on about one nautical mile south of Lamma Island."There are still some crew that haven't been saved," a police spokeswoman told Reuters.