J. O. BRADFORD

  • General
    • Vessel Name : J. O. BRADFORD
    • Operator : YAZOO RIVER TOWING, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2000
  • Location
    • City : VICKSBURG
    • STATE : MS
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 124
  • Size
    • Register length : 75.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 75.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7.5 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1968
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 511615

YAZOO RIVER TOWING, INC.

  • Area of Operation : YAZOO, MISSISSIPPI, BLACK-WARRIOR, TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE, TENNESSEE, OHIO AND ARKANSAS RIVERS, LOWER MISSISSIPPI, UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND INTERCOASTAL
  • Principal Commodity : GRAIN, ROCK AND LIQUID FERTILIZER

BRIMSTONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JINX P SMITH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

KRISTI P SMITH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MELVIN L. KING

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

R. H. HUFFMAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TERESIA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AGS

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Parana River Level Drops to 77-year Low. Argentina Declares State of Emergency

Parana River Level Drops to 77-year Low. Argentina Declares State of Emergency

The government of Argentina on Monday declared a 180-day “water emergency” for the Parana River, which is suffering a historic bout of shallowness that has affected the amount of grains that can be shipped from the country’s key ports hub of Rosario.The country is a major international food supplier.

Choose Wisely: A Deep Dive into Domestic Passenger Vessels SMS Proposed Rulemaking

Choose Wisely: A Deep Dive into Domestic Passenger Vessels SMS Proposed Rulemaking

On January 15, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for Safety Management System (SMS) requirements in the domestic passenger vessel industry (Docket No. USCG-2020-0123). This requirement will have the largest implications on the domestic passenger vessel industry since the revisions of 46 CFR Subchapter T & K in the mid-90s.

Fact Check: J.P. Morgan Did Not Sink the Titanic

Fact Check: J.P. Morgan Did Not Sink the Titanic

A widely-shared meme has taken several facts about the Titanic out of context to make unsubstantiated claims that imply the ship’s sinking was a deliberate act. This is not true—experts widely agree the sinking of the Titanic was an accident. The meme was posted to Facebook on March 1 and has been shared more than 600 times (here).

Digital Twins:  Rivers, Oceans, Harbors Recreated

Digital Twins: Rivers, Oceans, Harbors Recreated

In 2001, George Burkley, a maritime educator, wrote a look-ahead article for Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, presenting the benefits and real-world payoffs from using simulators in maritime education. In the late 1990s, new tech and software advances were creating scenario programs that moved a student closer and closer to the realities demanded by, well, reality.

Thoma-Sea Marine Wins Deal to Build Pair of NOAA Oceanographic Ships

Thoma-Sea Marine Wins Deal to Build Pair of NOAA Oceanographic Ships

NOAA’s effort to recapitalize its aging fleet of research ships took a major step forward today with the U.S. Navy’s award of a $178,082,877 contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC, Houma, La., for the detailed design and construction of two new oceanographic ships.NOAA is acquiring the vessels through an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command, a leader in building

US Maritime Industry Seeks $3.5 Billion in COVID-19 Relief

US Maritime Industry Seeks $3.5 Billion in COVID-19 Relief

In a joint plea to Congressional leadership and Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin this week a host of maritime transportation entities asked that $3.5 billion in COVID-19 relief funding be made available for the U.S. maritime transportation sector, citing “significant hardships” and “unique and unexpected challenges” posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fire-stricken Warship USS Bonhomme Richard to Be Scrapped

Fire-stricken Warship USS Bonhomme Richard to Be Scrapped

The U.S. Navy announced it will scrap the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), forgoing repairs to the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship that was ravaged by a major fire in San Diego in July."We did not come to this decision lightly," said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. "Following an extensive material assessment in which various courses of action were considered and evaluated

World's Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered

World's Largest Ethane Carrier Delivered

MISC Berhad (MISC) has taken delivery of the world's largest very large ethane carrier (VLEC) at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.The newbuild 98,000 cubic meter capacity Seri Everest, MISC's first VLEC, is the lead vessel in a series of six that the shipowner purchased from Zhejiang Satellite Petrochemical (STL) in July 2020.

Arctic Shipping Creates Insurance Headaches as Routes Open

Arctic Shipping Creates Insurance Headaches as Routes Open

When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong.Double the manpower is needed to navigate. Lookout shifts are kept to just one hour, so sailors don't lose concentration and miss a mass of floating ice. Big icebergs show up on radar, but smaller, truck-sized "bergy bits"—even more dangerous—can be missed, the captain says.

US Navy's New Frigates Named the Constellation Class

US Navy's New Frigates Named the Constellation Class

The name of the first ship in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigate (FFG(X)) class will be USS Constellation (FFG 62), Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Wednesday while aboard the museum ship Constellation in Baltimore.The warship will be the fifth U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name Constellation. Braithwaite said the name was selected in honor of the first U.S.

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

Edward Schwarz, Vice President for ABB Marine and Ports, received the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Rear Admiral Lauren S. McCready Award as the 51st recipient.Edward A. Waryas, Jr., Board Member for NYSE-traded KNOT Offshore Partners, LP as the 43rd recipient of the award and co-chair of the award’s committee made the announcement.The Lauren S.

Operation Car Wash: Seadrill Served with Search and Seizure Warrant in Brazil

Operation Car Wash: Seadrill Served with Search and Seizure Warrant in Brazil

Offshore drilling contractor Seadrill said Thursday its Brazilian subsidiary had been served with a search and seizure warrant in relation to a bribery investigation."Seadrill Limited confirms that today its subsidiary Seadrill Serviços de Petroleo, Ltda was served with a search and seizure warrant from the Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of the latest phase of Operation Car Wash.