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

News

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

Seattle Cancels Two Cruise Calls Amid Coronavirs Outbreak

Seattle Cancels Two Cruise Calls Amid Coronavirs Outbreak

The Port of Seattle announced Wednesday that it has canceled two cruise ship calls to help curb the spread of the novel coronoavirus.“This region is in a public health emergency and we will cancel the first two sailings of our cruise season,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Peter Steinbrueck. “The health, safety, and wellbeing of our residents is our top priority.

MSC Awarded DNV GL Containership Fire Safety Notation

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@ Glosten: “Crazy ideas are not off the table”

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Low-sulphur Fuel Sales Surge

Low-sulphur Fuel Sales Surge

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Prepare Now for 40,000 Offshore Wind Jobs

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The offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030.

NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

NTSB Issues Duck Boat Safety Recommendations

U.S. federal officials are calling for new safety rules following the fatal sinking of a Missouri amphibious passenger vessel in July 2018.Seventeen of the 31 people aboard the modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel, or "duck boat", Stretch Duck 7 died, when the vessel sank during a rapidly developing high-wind storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Mo.

FLNG Project Count Hits 20

FLNG Project Count Hits 20

Finance — or at least project economics based on long-term commodity prices — appear to be factors limiting a surge in investments in floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) a new study by U.S.-based numbers cruncher, World Energy Reports, revealed Monday.Among a growing count of floating producers in the planning stage, some are destined to become FLNG

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

U.S. DOT Names Nine Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the designation of nine Marine Highway Projects and a Marine Highway Route that will benefit Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and American Samoa. Marine highways are navigable waterways that can be used as alternate options to traditional shipping methods.

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Atlantic Offshore Wind: Favorable Winds for Maritime

Now that the United States finally can envision steady winds blowing from the Atlantic Seaboard due to a pipeline of offshore wind farms on the horizon, the maritime industry can finally step up and earn some of the benefits. This includes shipbuilding, port construction, and worker training. This article reviews the key developments and forecasts the growth in maritime jobs.

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VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

VT Halter Wins Historic $746m CG Contract

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