MEL-SUE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MEL-SUE
    • Operator : HERMANN SAND & GRAVEL, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 280
  • Location
    • City : HERMANN
    • STATE : MO
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 13
  • Size
    • Register length : 37.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 14 Feet
    • Overall Length : 37.8 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 14 Feet
    • Load draft : 3.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.7 Feet
    • Height : 12 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1989
    • Year : 1989
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 263638
    • REBLT : *

HERMANN SAND & GRAVEL, INC.

  • Area of Operation : MISSOURI RIVER FROM THE MOUTH TOMILE 718 SERGEANT BLUFF IA (COMMERICAL TOWING) NE; MILE 96.8 TO GASCONADE RIVER; GASCONADE RIVER MOUTH OF RIVER TO MILE 3; BETWEEN MILE 84.9 AND 155 ON MISSOURI RIVER; MILE 162 TO 512 ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : SAND AND GRAVEL

GERALD F ENGEMANN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

KATHRYN ANN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS MELBA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NANCY E II

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ABS

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CMS

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

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.

Bouchard Transportation Files for Chapter 11

Bouchard Transportation Files for Chapter 11

Long Island-based barge operator Bouchard Transportation has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after several years fraught with legal and financial difficulties.The family-owned oceangoing tug and petroleum barge firm filed alongside several of its subsidiaries Monday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Dredge Worker Sues for Injuries Suffered in Corpus Christi Explosion

Dredge Worker Sues for Injuries Suffered in Corpus Christi Explosion

A lawsuit has been filed in Nueces County, Texas on behalf of a worker who was injured and burned in an explosion and fire that occurred while he was working on the dredge Waymon L. Boyd in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel last month.The dredge worker, Jose Cantu, is among six crew members who were hospitalized after the dredge struck a gas pipeline, causing the vessel to catch fire and sink.

Judge Dismisses Cruise Passengers' COVID-19 Lawsuits

Judge Dismisses Cruise Passengers' COVID-19 Lawsuits

A federal judge dismissed lawsuits by Grand Princess cruise ship passengers who sued for emotional distress caused by their fear of exposure to COVID-19, saying that allowing their cases to proceed would “lead to a flood of trivial suits.”Judge Gary Klausner in Los Angeles said in Tuesday’s ruling that allowing passengers to collect damages based on potential COVID-19 exposure without suffering

Widow of Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Worker Free to Sue Maran

Widow of Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Worker Free to Sue Maran

A Bangladeshi woman whose husband died while dismantling an oil tanker at a shipbreaking yard in 2018 can file a negligence claim against a British company involved in the vessel’s sale, London’s High Court ruled this week.Khalil Mollah, 32, fell to his death while working on a tanker called the EKTA in the port city of Chattogram in southeastern Bangladesh

Grand Princess Docks in Oakland

Grand Princess Docks in Oakland

Weary passengers aboard a cruise ship idled at sea for days by a coronavirus outbreak erupted in cheers on Monday as the vessel sailed into San Francisco Bay en route to the Port of Oakland and the next, unexpected phase of their voyage - two weeks of quarantine.The 2,400 passengers, who have been largely confined to their staterooms since Thursday

Engineering Ethics, Seaworthiness and the Right of Clients to Kill Themselves

Engineering Ethics, Seaworthiness and the Right of Clients to Kill Themselves

I had only been working as a graduate engineer for a few years and was minding my own business working for a yacht designer when my boss asked me to get in touch with a person who was looking for engineering analysis. I called the number and arranged for the person to meet me at the office.A few days later a tall very athletic man walked up the stairs and introduced himself as Ned Gillette.

Ocean Tankers Looks to Return Most Ships to Owners

Ocean Tankers Looks to Return Most Ships to Owners

The court-appointed manager for Ocean Tankers Pte Ltd has applied to the Singapore court to return most of the ships the company manages to the shipowners, as cash is running low and Ocean Tankers will not be able to maintain the fleet, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

How Venezuela Lost Three Supertankers to Its Chinese Partner

How Venezuela Lost Three Supertankers to Its Chinese Partner

A shipping joint venture between Venezuela and China has fallen apart in the wake of U.S. sanctions, resulting in the South American nation losing three supertankers at a time when foreign shippers are reluctant to carry its oil, court documents show.PetroChina Co Ltd, which had been state-run Petroleos de Venezuela’s partner in the Singapore-based joint venture CV Shipping Pte Ltd

Passengers Sue Over Coronavirus-hit Cruise Ship

Passengers Sue Over Coronavirus-hit Cruise Ship

A Florida couple who was aboard the coronavirus-hit Grand Princess ocean liner has sued the ship’s owner for more than $1 million, claiming the company put profits over safety and did not have proper screening protocols in place.Ronald and Eva Weissberger of Broward County, Florida sued Princess Cruise Lines Ltd, a unit of Carnival Corp

Five Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts

Five Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Henry de Bracton, DeLegibus, ~1240Often clients or prospective clients come to me with a commercial contract issue perched on the precipice of full-blown litigation or arbitration. When I ask to see the contract, often times I see errors in drafting that either (1) give rise to the problem before me or (2) could create a bigger problem for the

Conflicts of Laws: Blocking Statutes and Antiboycott

Conflicts of Laws: Blocking Statutes and Antiboycott

This article will focus on conflicts of laws stemming from the EU Blocking Statute and U.S. antiboycott law, both of which are intended to prevent parties from complying with a disfavored sanctions regime. The article will highlight some of the inherent conflicts in dealing with multiple conflicting sanctions regimes.