LIBERTY BELLE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : LIBERTY BELLE
    • Operator : ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 8 BRUSSELS FERRY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 325
  • Location
    • City : ST. LOUIS
    • STATE : MO
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 108
  • Size
    • Register length : 60 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Overall Length : 60 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.8 Feet
    • Height : 31 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2012
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1242659

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT 8 BRUSSELS FERRY

  • Area of Operation : CROSSES THE ILLINOIS RIVER BETWEEN ILLINOIS RTE. 100 IN JERSEY CO. ILLINOIS AND COUNTY ROAD #1 IN CALHOUN CO. ILLINOIS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLE CARRIER

BELLE OF CALHOUN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CRAGLE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DEER PLAIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FERRY BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

One on One with Buckley McAllister

One on One with Buckley McAllister

Buckley McAllister, President of McAllister Towing & Transportation, weighs in on the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the maritime sector.McAllister Towing & Transportation is a long and storied organization based in New York, the original U.S. COVID-19 hot spot that has been transformed from the city that never sleeps into a surreal ghost town. Describe the view from your perspective.

Callan Marine’s New Dredge General MacArthur Enters Service

Callan Marine’s New Dredge General MacArthur Enters Service

Callan Marine's new Jones Act cutterhead suction dredge (CSD) General MacArthur and its accompanying idler barge have entered service in Texas, heading to work on several projects before transiting to Corpus Christi for the second phase of the deepening and widening project.The newest and largest dredger in Callen Marine's fleet

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Dredging contractor Weeks Marine has ordered a new trailer suction hopper dredger from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.The new dredge, RB Weeks, to be constructed at Eastern's Allanton shipyard in Panama City, Fla. will be a sister ship to the Eastern-built twin screw TSHD Magdalen placed into service in 2018.

Metal Shark Building Launch for Pascagoula Pilots

Metal Shark Building Launch for Pascagoula Pilots

Shipbuilder Metal Shark said it is building a welded aluminum 55’ x 17’ pilot boat for the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi, scheduled for delivery later this year.Designed in-house, the new 55 Defiant Pilot being built for Pascagoula Pilots incorporates the“faceted hull” design initially developed by Metal Shark for the U.S.

MARAD Awards Nearly $20 Mln for Small Shipyards

MARAD Awards Nearly $20 Mln for Small Shipyards

Two dozen small shipyards in the U.S. have received a combined $19.6 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) Small Shipyard Grant Program to help fund upgrades and expansions that often lead to more competitive operations, quality ship construction and improved employee skill.“This $19.

US Shipyards Forge Ahead Through COVID-19

US Shipyards Forge Ahead Through COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus and its impacts continue to spread across America, U.S. shipbuilders, by and large, continue to build. While most yards have been deemed essential to marine transportation and/or national security and have been able to maintain operations, the situation at and around every shipyard is different

Better Blasting: Send in the Robots

Better Blasting: Send in the Robots

When designing and constructing a new blast and paint facility at its yard in Belle Chasse, La., C&C Marine and Repair set out to create a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly worksite that would deliver a high-quality product.Fifteen months and 131 barges later, C&C Marine has nearly doubled its capacity as the facility and its robotic blasting technology continually meet and exceed

C&C Building Towboat Trio for Hines Furlong

C&C Building Towboat Trio for Hines Furlong

Hines Furlong Line currently has a trio of identical 6,000-horsepower towboats on order at C&C Marine and Repair in Belle Chasse, La.The timing is right to order the high-power newbuilds, said Kent Furlong, president and founder of Hines Furlong Line (HFL), citing the long-term implications of Subchapter M and the industry’s aging higher horsepower line haul fleet as key drivers behind the

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

Interview: Boriana Farrar, Ship Owners Claims Bureau

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Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, La. production facility, Jet 1 and Jet 2 are 45-foot welded aluminum Defiant-class monohull pilothouse vessels featuring an extensively proven hull design.

Armstrong Building Golf Club Passenger Vessel

Armstrong Building Golf Club Passenger Vessel

Armstrong Marine USA announced it is building a 46’ x 15’ planing catamaran, dubbed Liberty National I, at its Port Angeles, Wash. facility for delivery this spring. Liberty National Golf Club selected the Armstrong Marine USA design last year, ordering a vessel to transport passengers between North Cove Marina in New York and the private club’s dock in New Jersey.

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Reliability, Power, Fuel Savings and Minimal Downtime Key Factors in Repower Decision.Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, the largest launch service on the Lower Mississippi, puts a lot of hours on its fleet of crew and supply boats, which run day and night. One thing they can’t afford is downtime.“The river never closes, and neither do we.