JAMES L. OBERSTAR

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JAMES L. OBERSTAR
    • Operator : BLESSEY MARINE SERVICES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2000
  • Location
    • City : NEW ORLEANS
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 189
  • Size
    • Register length : 82.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 82.3 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9.9 Feet
    • Height : 47 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2005
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1173549

BLESSEY MARINE SERVICES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (TEXAS TO FLORIDA); LOWER AND UPPER MISSISSIPPI, OHIO, ILLINOIS, RED, TENN-TOM, CUMBERLAND RIVERS; LIMITED LAKE MICHIGAN, ATCHAFALAYA, BLACK WARRIOR AND ALABAMA
  • Principal Commodity : PETRO CHEMICALS, DIRTY OILS, LUBE OILS AND ASPHALT

WEB

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

ALTON ST. AMANT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BEAU BLESSEY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BEN STRAFUSS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BENNIE DUPNIK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BETH WILSON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BILL MCNEAL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BOB SHEA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BRENDA ANN CACIOPPO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT GARY E MOSS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT NILES SHOEMAKER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT PAUL E LORD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT RODNEY ADAMS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT TOM BROWN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. ALLEN BILLIOT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. BILLY J. VERDIN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. J. A. MORGAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. JACK GREEN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. JONATHAN H. BROWN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. LANCE DRAGON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. ROGER D. ADAMS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. SHAWN MARTINEZ

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAROL M OTT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CATHERINE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLES E. MARTIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLES W. CLARK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLIE MELANCON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CLARK TODD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CLAUDIA HAROLD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CLELAND POWELL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DANE F. MORGAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAVID F. STONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAVID VITTER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DOUG BARKER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DREAMA KLAIBER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

EDWARD JONES JR.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ERIC BUNCE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ERIN C. GRENON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GEORGE ALLEN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GERTUDE V. CREEL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HUGH S MONSTED

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HULL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JACK HASKELL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JANE ANN BLESSEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JERRY "DOG" MCLAIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JERRY W. TICHENOR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOE RAY BEAUBOUEF

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN BOOZMAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN DEMPSEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOSEPH F. MORRISON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JUDY S. FRIED

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KATHY SWANGO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KEN WEWA STRICKLAND

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LANEY BLESSEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAURA ANN BLESSEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LEISA GAIL STRAFUSS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LINDSEY GRAHAM

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LUKE BRYAN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARTHA OLIVER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY BURKE LILES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY T. COLLINS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MEG KENNEDY MOORE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MELVIN R. TODD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MICHAEL A DUHON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEAL J SEAGO

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PAT VOSS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RANDY J. ADAMS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RANDY MARTIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RICHARD TOLAR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RICK PUMPHREY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT J SHEA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROGER F. WICKER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RUSTY HILL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SCOTT R. WILSON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SQUEAK CARPENTER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

STACY SHELBY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

STEVE SCALISE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

THOMAS E ROLLINS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TIM SCOTT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TOM COTTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

VINCENT W SAPP

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WALTER E BLESSEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WALTER E. BLESSEY, JR.

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WAYNE T. MOSLEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HFL

  • Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
  • Construction : Steel

News

Low-sulphur Fuel Sales Surge

Low-sulphur Fuel Sales Surge

The final quarter of 2019 marked a massive decline of high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) sales, as the industry transitioned into compliance of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 Sulphur Cap (IMO 2020). In Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub, the bunker sale landscape saw significant change as the sale of high-sulphur fuel oil dropped tremendously in a matter of months.

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Launched

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was launched Monday at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding yard in Virginia.Following the launch, the Ford Class aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), was guided with help from six tugboats down the James River about a mile from Newport News Shipbuilding’s Dry Dock 12, where it has been under construction

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

The U.S. Navy’s newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division.The second aircraft carrier in the Ford Class, John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is also the second aircraft carrier built by Newport News Shipbuilding named for JFK.

NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

U.S. federal officials are calling for new safety rules following the fatal sinking of a Missouri amphibious passenger vessel in July 2018.Seventeen of the 31 people aboard the modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel, or "duck boat", Stretch Duck 7 died, when the vessel sank during a rapidly developing high-wind storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo.

ROBOATS: MIT's Shape-Shifting Autonomous Boats

ROBOATS: MIT's Shape-Shifting Autonomous Boats

New capabilities allow “roboats” to change configurations to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures.MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals.

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the designation of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route that will benefit Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and American Samoa. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional shipping methods.

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

In one a dramatic U.S. shipbuilding and repair move it was announced today that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management signed a definitive agreement to acquire and merge Vigor Industrial LLC, an infrastructure, defense, and maritime services company based in Portland, Oregon, and MHI Holdings LLC, a ship repair, maintenance

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Now that the United States finally can envision steady winds blowing from the Atlantic Seaboard due to a pipeline of offshore wind farms on the horizon, the maritime industry can finally step up and earn some of the benefits. This includes shipbuilding, port construction, and worker training. This article reviews the key developments and forecasts the growth in maritime jobs.

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.

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

Scientology Cruise Ship Gets Measles Vaccine

Health officials for the Caribbean island of St. Lucia furnished 100 free doses of measles vaccine to a Church of Scientology cruise ship placed under quarantine in port after the highly contagious disease was diagnosed on board, the island's chief medical officer said on Thursday.St.

VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, MS has emerged the victor in one of the most prized and coveted shipbuilding contracts in recent memory, a $746m deal to build the Coast Guard's lead Polar Security Cutter. If two additional ship options are exercised, the total deal could approach $2B.The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an Integrated Program Office (IPO), awarded VT Halter Marine Inc.