MICHAEL

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MICHAEL
    • Operator : SOUTHWEST SHIPYARD, L. P.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 400
  • Location
    • City : HOUSTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 17
  • Size
    • Register length : 25.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 20 Feet
    • Overall Length : 25.7 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 20 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 16 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1998
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1077107

SOUTHWEST SHIPYARD, L. P.

  • Area of Operation : HOUSTON, TX / BRADY ISLAND / HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL
  • Principal Commodity : SHIP AND BARGE REPAIR

RUNNER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MMLP

  • Type : Other
  • Construction : Steel

News

INVENTION: Pitching a Tent Underwater

INVENTION: Pitching a Tent Underwater

Divers are one step closer to being able to camp underwater. A pair of innovators have developed an underwater habitat – a subsea ‘basecamp’ if you will – that  provides a portable deep-sea space for divers, a habitat and dedicated life support system that provides creates a breathable environment.

Video: Russian Bulker Aground Off England

Video: Russian Bulker Aground Off England

Rescue vessels were heading to assist a Russian bulk cargo ship after it ran aground off beaches in southwest England, Britain's coastguard said on Tuesday.The 180 meter (590 ft) long ship, with 18 Russian crew on board and which the British media said was the Kuzma Minin, dragged its anchor in strong winds and grounded between the Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches near Falmouth in Cornwall.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Resumes Operations, all OPC Workers Back to Work

Eastern Shipbuilding Group Resumes Operations, all OPC Workers Back to Work

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, a family-owned and operated shipbuilder that is involved in both government and commercial vessel construction and repair, resumed operations at both of its two main shipbuilding facilities just two weeks after Hurricane Michael devastated Panama City Florida and the surrounding communities.

Hurricane Michael Races Northeast, Leaving Devastation in Florida

Hurricane Michael Races Northeast, Leaving Devastation in Florida

Hurricane Michael, the third most powerful storm ever to strike the U.S. mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the Carolinas after devastating the Florida Panhandle.By 6 AM on Thursday, heavy rain and wind had reached as far north as Charlotte, North Carolina and the Western North Carolina mountains.

Low Water Still Troubles River Shipping in Germany

Low Water Still Troubles River Shipping in Germany

Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany remain low after a recent drought and freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded on the rivers, traders said on Tuesday.Rhine water levels have risen after rain in recent days but still remain well below levels that would allow normal sailings, they said.“Most vessels are only sailing about 30 percent full,” one trader said.

ZEABORN Combines E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers

ZEABORN Combines E.R. Schiffahrt and Rickmers

The ZEABORN Group announced it has combined its two recently acquired Hamburg-based ship management companies to form one global brand, ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie. KG.Bremen-based ZEABORN Group has brought together Rickmers Shipmanagement, which was acquired by ZEABORN in September 2017, and E.R. Schiffahrt, acquired in February 2018.

Low Water Hampers Germany's Rhine, Danube Shipping

Low Water Hampers Germany's Rhine, Danube Shipping

Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany have fallen after recent dry weather and freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded on some sections of the rivers, traders said on Wednesday.   The Rhine is too shallow for normal sailings around Cologne, traders said. All of the German section of the Danube is too shallow for full loads, they said.

Leadership Changes at TOTE Maritime

Leadership Changes at TOTE Maritime

Today TOTE announced leadership changes within its TOTE Maritime division. Michael Noone, currently President of TOTE Maritime Alaska will transition and become President at TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico. Grace Greene, currently Vice President and General Manager at TOTE Maritime Alaska has been promoted to President and will take over for Noone.

YM Efficiency Docks in Sydney after Losing 83 Containers at Sea

YM Efficiency Docks in Sydney after Losing 83 Containers at Sea

A Taiwan-owned cargo ship docked safely in Sydney on Wednesday after losing 83 containers off the coast of Australia during a massive storm which saw the ship battered by five metre (15 feet) swells.The YM Efficiency limped into Sydney with a container hanging halfway off its side.

SUNY Maritime mourns the Loss of Professor James McKoy

SUNY Maritime mourns the Loss of Professor James McKoy

The word has been passed that long tenured and much loved and respected SUNY Maritime Professor James "Jim" McKoy has passed away after a long illness. SUNY President RADM Michael Alfultis told MarineNews this morning, "He was an outstanding teacher and he will be sorely missed."   Alfultis also sent out the following letter to the entire SUNY Community following Professor Mckoy's passing:

One Million Ship Containers Missing after P&R Insolvency

One Million Ship Containers Missing after P&R Insolvency

Managers of insolvent P&R Group are being investigated after it was discovered the investment firm sold nearly one million more shipping containers than it owned, the Munich prosecutors' office said on Thursday.Once the world's biggest lessor of shipping containers, P&R sells containers to investors and its sister company in Switzerland rents them out to shipping companies.

Maersk to Trial AI-powered Situational Awareness Technology

Maersk to Trial AI-powered Situational Awareness Technology

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk will be the first in the world to trial artificial intelligence (AI) powered perception and situational awareness technology on a containership.Under a deal signed with Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, Maersk will install computer vision