JOHN FRANCIS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JOHN FRANCIS
    • Operator : GRADEL, GEO. CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2400
  • Location
    • City : TOLEDO
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 74
  • Size
    • Register length : 70.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22.7 Feet
    • Overall Length : 70.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22.7 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8.5 Feet
    • Height : 28 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1965
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 298942

GRADEL, GEO. CO.

  • Area of Operation : LAKE ERIE, MAUMEE RIVER, COOLEY AND SANDUSKY BAY, LAKE HURON AND CONNECTING WATERWAYS
  • Principal Commodity : CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

JOSEPHINE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JAKE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JESSIE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JIMMY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIGHTY JOHN III

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PIONEERLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PRAIRIELAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TIMBERLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CROW

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

DERRICK NO I

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

GL

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MOBRO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MOBY DICK

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RELIEF

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SCOW NO.

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

THE CLYDE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TNT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

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Ingram CEO O’Loughlin to Retire; Roberts to Take the Helm

Nashville-based Ingram Marine Group, one of the largest barging companies in the U.S., announced Monday that David O’Loughlin will retire from his role as CEO. He will be succeeded by John Roberts, the company’s current chief operating officer, who will take the helm as the new president and CEO on February 1.

Dual-fuel LPG Carrier Delivered to Exmar

Dual-fuel LPG Carrier Delivered to Exmar

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IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

IMO Adopts New Measures to Cut Ship Emissions

The U.N. shipping agency approved further measures on Thursday to boost the energy efficiency of commercial vessels although critics said the move fell short of what was needed to cut the industry's carbon footprint.The International Maritime Organization (IMO) formally adopted the rules to reduce the carbon intensity of existing ships after member states reached agreement on the plans at a

Enterprise Revisited: Titanium is the USCG Vessel Procurement Magic Bullet

Enterprise Revisited: Titanium is the USCG Vessel Procurement Magic Bullet

In my May 2020 MREN USS Enterprise column I made a reference to the benefits of titanium as a hull structural material.It related to the life of the USCG cutter Bear and I concluded the column with a suggestion that titanium would be a particularly useful and cost-effective structural material for sail training vessels, aircraft carriers, research vessels, cruise vessels

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

“I hold no branch in higher esteem, than the Merchant Marine…”That is a quote from General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific in WWII. That one sentence sums up National Maritime Day. Inasmuch if it were not for our glorious Merchant Marine and maritime industry, we may not even have been a nation at all.

'Nuisance' Tug Scuttled off Alaskan Coast

'Nuisance' Tug Scuttled off Alaskan Coast

A derelict tugboat abandoned near Juneau, Alaska since 2016, has been towed to sea and scuttled in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Lumberman had been causing problems for locals since it was abandoned in the Gastineau channel five years ago, and the decision was made to dispose of the vessel at sea after the 107-foot steel hulled tugboat was determined to be derelict and a

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan's Nippon Yusen subsidiary NYK Cruises Co said on Friday that its luxury cruise ship Asuka II was returning to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.The ship's 295 passengers and 425 crew members will reach Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, around Saturday noon, an NYK Cruises spokeswoman said.

Oil Tanker Hit By Suspected Drone Attack Off Syria

Oil Tanker Hit By Suspected Drone Attack Off Syria

Syria's oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by a drone coming from the direction of Lebanese waters.The identity of the vessel was unclear, with Iran's al-Alam TV saying it was one of three Iranian oil tankers that had recently arrived at the Syrian oil terminal

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).

Five New Ships Poised to Transform US Maritime Training

Five New Ships Poised to Transform US Maritime Training

For professional maritime training, the 2020 holiday season was bright indeed. In a world clutching for optimism, officials from the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) made a series of announcements that will strengthen, expand and intensify America’s maritime academic programs—really the maritime industry—for at least the next decade, likely much longer.

Coles Resigns as CEO of Wallem Group

Coles Resigns as CEO of Wallem Group

The board of Wallem Group announced that chief executive Frank Coles has resigned and will be leaving the company shortly.As many will be aware, Coles has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare, as well as pursuing other opportunities.

Interpol Issues Red Notices for Ship Captain, Owner Over Beirut Blast

Interpol Issues Red Notices for Ship Captain, Owner Over Beirut Blast

Interpol has issued red notices for the captain and owner of the ship that carried the chemicals which devastated Beirut in an explosion in August, killing 200 people, Lebanon’s state media said.Five months since one of the biggest non-nuclear blasts on record, big questions remain about the ammonium nitrate that detonated after being stored at the port for years.