JAMES S. DIXON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JAMES S. DIXON
    • Operator : MUSCLE SHOALS MARINE SERVICE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1000
  • Location
    • City : FLORENCE
    • STATE : AL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 79
  • Size
    • Register length : 61.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 61.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 23.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Height : 36 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1968
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 515557

MUSCLE SHOALS MARINE SERVICE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : TENNESSEE RIVER; TENN-TOM WATERWAY
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

BUD MAC

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MICHAEL R

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORMA M

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

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.

Petronas Names Second FLNG in S. Korea

Petronas Names Second FLNG in S. Korea

Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas named its second floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, the PFLNG Dua, in a ceremony in Geoje, South Korea.The floating LNG facility is designed to extract gas from deepwater gas reservoirs in depths up to 1,500 meters.With PFLNG Dua, the national oil and gas company of Malaysia owns and operates two floating LNG facilities

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

USS John S. McCain Repairs Completed

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) completed her necessary repairs and extensive, accelerated upgrades over the last two years, following a fatal 2017 collision.The ship and her crew, now underway to conduct comprehensive at sea testing, will perform a series of demonstrations to evaluate onboard systems to ensure they meet or exceed Navy performance

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

Graney Name President General Dynamics Electric Boat

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) appointed General Dynamics NASSCO president Kevin Graney as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, effective October 1. David J. Carver, NASSCO’s vice president and general manager of repair, will succeed Graney as president of General Dynamics NASSCO.  Jeffrey S. Geiger, who has served as president of Electric Boat since 2013, will retire effective September 30.

Market in Focus: Offshore Services Vessels

Market in Focus: Offshore Services Vessels

Newbuild MarketUnsurprisingly, across the offshore sectors, newbuild orders have been scarce to none. Oversupply is still a major problem for the industry and due to slippage, ordering vessels now would be counterproductive. Why order brand new vessels from a yard and wait several years for these to be delivered

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.

INLAND FINANCE: But I Don’t Need That Much

INLAND FINANCE: But I Don’t Need That Much

When enough to meet the need is not enough to get the help.From my office window in downtown St. Louis, I can see a dramatic illustration of the inefficiency in how our country moves freight. My office faces east, and I look down on a stretch of Interstate 70, that major east-west highway that runs from Baltimore to Interstate 15 in Utah.

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.

Yang Ming Launches Final Two Mega-Ships

Yang Ming Launches Final Two Mega-Ships

Taiwanese liner Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation has announced the launch of two new ultra-large container vessels (UCLVs), which were officially named at Imabari shipyard on March 6, 2019.The two ships, YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, have a container capacity of 14,000 TEU and will join the total of 20 UCLVs added to Yang Ming’s fleet since 2015.Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.

TECH FIRST: 3D Printed Pipe Fitting for Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

TECH FIRST: 3D Printed Pipe Fitting for Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

Newport News Shipbuilding Division Delivers First 3-D Metal Part For Installation On Nuclear-Powered Aircraft CarrierHuntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division achieved a milestone in the integration of additive manufacturing into the design and fabrication of components for nuclear-powered warships.