MELVIN L. KING

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MELVIN L. KING
    • Operator : YAZOO RIVER TOWING, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2800
  • Location
    • City : VICKSBURG
    • STATE : MS
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 101
  • Size
    • Register length : 77.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 32.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 77.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 32.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 569238

YAZOO RIVER TOWING, INC.

  • Area of Operation : YAZOO, MISSISSIPPI, BLACK-WARRIOR, TENNESSEE-TOMBIGBEE, TENNESSEE, OHIO AND ARKANSAS RIVERS, LOWER MISSISSIPPI, UPPER MISSISSIPPI AND INTERCOASTAL
  • Principal Commodity : GRAIN, ROCK AND LIQUID FERTILIZER

BRIMSTONE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

J. O. BRADFORD

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JINX P SMITH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

KRISTI P SMITH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

R. H. HUFFMAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TERESIA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AGS

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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Authorities Identify Sixth Bridge Collapse Victim

Authorities Identify Sixth Bridge Collapse Victim

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Fifth Victim Recovered from Key Bridge Collapse Site

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Divers Recover Body in Baltimore

Divers Recover Body in Baltimore

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The Man Behind the 'Jones Act'

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Grounded Cargo Ship Refloated in the Caribbean

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First Zero-emission Electric Pusher Tug & Barge Enters Service for Cargill

First Zero-emission Electric Pusher Tug & Barge Enters Service for Cargill

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John Okon Named SUNY Maritime President

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Rear Admiral John Okon has been named as the next president of SUNY Maritime College, a public maritime college in the Bronx, New York City.Okon, a retired U.S. Navy officer with more than 33 years of naval service, will succeed Rear Admiral Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, who will retire on July 1 after 10 years at the helm. Okon will become SUNY Maritime's 12th campus president.

King to Open MARIN's Seven Oceans Simulator Center

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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands will open the Seven Oceans Simulator center (SOSc) of MARIN, the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands, on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.The opening program takes place in the Shallow Water Basin, one of MARIN's test facilities for ship models.

US Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog Damaged

US Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog Damaged

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sea Dog (WPB 87373) sustained damage during the crew’s inbound transit from sea to the St. Marys River, Monday, the Coast Guard (USCG) said.The damaged cutter moored in Fernandina Beach, Fla., with assistance from additional Coast Guard assets and a commercial towing vessel, the USCG said.

Seacor Sells Its Caribbean Liner Business

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Breakaway Barge Retrieved After Striking Pier in Seattle

Breakaway Barge Retrieved After Striking Pier in Seattle

A fully loaded container barge that broke loose and struck a pier in downtown Seattle has been towed to safety.The U.S. Coast Guard said it was notified at 1:25 p.m. on Thursday that the barge had broken loose from Terminal 18 and went adrift in Elliot Bay.The barge, owned by Lyden's Alaska Marine Lines