ILLINOIS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ILLINOIS
    • Operator : GREAT LAKES TOWING CO., THE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1250
  • Location
    • City : CLEVELAND
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 51
  • Size
    • Register length : 71 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 20 Feet
    • Overall Length : 81 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 21.3 Feet
    • Load draft : 12.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 12.5 Feet
    • Height : 18.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1949
    • Year : 1949
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 212542
    • REBLT : *

GREAT LAKES TOWING CO., THE

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES AND CONNECTING WATERWAYS
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

ARIZONA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARKANSAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CALIFORNIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

COLORADO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

FLORIDA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

IDAHO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

INDIANA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

IOWA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KANSAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KENTUCKY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOUISIANA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MAINE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MINNESOTA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISSISSIPPI

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISSOURI

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEBRASKA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEW JERSEY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEW YORK

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OHIO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OKLAHOMA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RHODE ISLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SUPERIOR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TEXAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VERMONT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VIRGINIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WASHINGTON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WISCONSIN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WYOMING

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

Barge Operations Cleared to Resume on the Lower Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday lifted its marine traffic restrictions on a section of the lower Mississippi River that has been closed since Tuesday, clearing towboats and barges to resume operations on one of America's busiest and most vital trade arteries.All river traffic came to a halt near Memphis, Tenn.

Barge Traffic Backs Up Near Memphis Amid Mississippi River Closure

Barge Traffic Backs Up Near Memphis Amid Mississippi River Closure

More than 700 barges are delayed on the lower Mississippi River on Thursday after a structural crack in the Hernando de Soto Bridge prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to halt vessel traffic on a portion of the crucial trade artery.The Coast Guard restricted all vessel traffic between mile markers 736 and 737 on the Mississippi River near Memphis after the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)

Port of Los Angeles Starts Giving COVID-19 Vaccinations

Port of Los Angeles Starts Giving COVID-19 Vaccinations

About 800 workers from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Friday will be in the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations for employees at the United States' busiest seaport complex, which has been hard hit by pandemic-related workforce disruptions and surging imports.Congress members last month joined state and local leaders in urging California officials to hasten COVID-19 vaccinations for

Global Cargo Logjam Deepens

Global Cargo Logjam Deepens

Amazon seller Bernie Thompson shifted half of his production out of China to reduce his business risks and still found himself in the crosshairs of logistical chaos besetting the movement of goods around the globe.A surge in demand for furniture, exercise equipment and other goods for shoppers sheltering at home in a worsening COVID-19 pandemic has upended normal trade flows.

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete safety procedures led to a November 2019 barge explosion near Lemont, Ill., according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).The explosion occurred in the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal when the barge IB1940 was being prepared for cleaning after its cargo of acetone had been unloaded .

Maritime Resilience and the Human Element at MRS2020

Maritime Resilience and the Human Element at MRS2020

Has the age of maritime discovery and exploration actually ended?  Perhaps not exactly.  As the history of maritime resilience and the human element shows, as far back as the 1500s and earlier, from using new navigational aids and improved ship designs, to coastal and inland route sailing, to navigating on open seas with uncertain charts, wayward icebergs, dense fog and luckily at times

Charter Signed for First-ever U.S.-flagged Jones Act Compliant SOV

Charter Signed for First-ever U.S.-flagged Jones Act Compliant SOV

Offshore vessel operator Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) will build and operate the first-ever U.S. flagged Jones Act compliant Service Operations Vessel (SOV), used for offshore wind farm operation and maintenance works.Edison Chouest Offshore, Ørsted, and Eversource announced Thursday the execution of a long-term charter agreement for the provision of the SOV.

Fit for Fight: Navies challenged by COVID at sea, ashore

Fit for Fight: Navies challenged by COVID at sea, ashore

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, navies adjusted how they operate at home and while deployed, to keep their forces ready for any missions as they keep their Sailors, families, communities, as well as allies and partners safe from the coronavirus.Navies have taken a number of prudent preventative measures to limit outbreaks, mitigate cases of infection and reduce the community spread of the virus.

Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Begins

Mississippi River Ship Channel Deepening Begins

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) officially kicked off the project to deepen of the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet Friday, as Weeks Marine’s cutterhead dredge Captain Frank started dredging 5 miles above the Head of Passes.The USACE awarded this first contract for the Ship Channel deepening to Weeks Marine on September 3, 2020, and the Captain Frank started the deepening Friday.

Blakeley BoatWorks Delivers Towboat to CMT

Blakeley BoatWorks Delivers Towboat to CMT

The U.S.’ first linehaul towing vessel powered by Tier 4 Caterpillar high-speed engines with selective catalytic reduction( SCR) was built by Blakeley BoatWorks (BBW) and is now operated by Cooper Marine and Timberlands (CMT).In March 2021, Blakeley BoatWorks completed construction of M/V Gretchen V. Cooper, a state-of-the-art, Tier-4 inland linehaul tow boat.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Moving Its HQ to Houston

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Moving Its HQ to Houston

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. announced Thursday it is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston, positioning the nation’s largest dredging services provider nearer to major regional projects and opportunities. The firm will also open regional offices in Jacksonville, Fla., and Staten Island, N.Y.The move to Houston from from Oak Brook, Ill.

Maritime Risk Symposium 2020: Maritime Resilience in Black Swan Events

Maritime Risk Symposium 2020: Maritime Resilience in Black Swan Events

In 2007, scholar Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who holds a doctorate from the University of Paris, wrote a bestselling book titled “Black Swan,” which proposed a theory involving unpredictable events with significant impact. Taleb believed that a black swan event was an outlier with significant impact and, once it occurs, is the source of deep reflection and rationalization.