MIDWEST II

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MIDWEST II
    • Operator : MIDWEST FOUNDATIONS CORP.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 880
  • Location
    • City : PEORIA
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
  • Size
    • Register length : 55 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 21 Feet
    • Overall Length : 55 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 21 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.1 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.1 Feet
    • Height : 31 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 2002
    • Year : 2002
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 501258
    • REBLT : *

MIDWEST FOUNDATIONS CORP.

  • Area of Operation : UPPER MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS & LOWER OHIO RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS

MIDWEST I

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MIDWEST III

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

IM

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MCC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MCD

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

PC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Wreck of WWII-era Cargo Ship Found in the Great Lakes

Wreck of WWII-era Cargo Ship Found in the Great Lakes

The wreck of a World War II-era freighter has been discovered in over 600 feet of water around 35 miles north of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula.Over the last 7 years, shipwreck researcher Dan Fountain has been studying remote sensing data in the search for shipwrecks in Lake Superior.

Steel Cutting Ceremony Held for Fifth NSMV

Steel Cutting Ceremony Held for Fifth NSMV

Philly Shipyard on Friday held a keel laying ceremony for the fifth and final vessel in a series of new purpose built, state-of-the-art training ships for America’s state maritime academies.The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) new vessel program – known as National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs) – was designed to provide world-class training for

SAR Officer Caleb Halle Receives 2023 IMO Bravery Award

SAR Officer Caleb Halle Receives 2023 IMO Bravery Award

The 2023 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea has been presented to Caleb Halle, Aviation Survival Technician Second Class (AST2) of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). He was recognized for the outstanding courage, endurance and determination he showed during the rescue of the seven-strong crew of the tugboat Legacy in January 2023.

Turkish Ship Hits Mine in Black Sea, Sustains Minor Damage

A Turkish-flagged general cargo ship hit a mine on Thursday in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania and sustained minor damage but the crew was safe, maritime and security sources said.British maritime security company Ambrey, citing information it received, said the ship struck a sea mine 11 nautical miles north of Sulina in Romania, near the entrance to the Sulina Canal.

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows, Grain Exports at Risk

Mississippi River Near Historic Lows, Grain Exports at Risk

A key stretch of the lower Mississippi River dropped this week to within inches of its lowest-ever level and is expected to remain near historic lows just as the busiest U.S. grain export season gets underway, according to the National Weather Service.Low water has slowed hauling of export-bound corn and soybean barges over recent weeks as shippers lightened loads to prevent vessels from running

Low Interest Shown in US' First Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Auction

Low Interest Shown in US' First Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Auction

Only one of three available areas was sold during the United States' first ever offshore wind lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.The auction, held by the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offered up three sites for offshore wind development, including one in Louisiana (Lake Charles) and two in Texas (Galveston I and II).

Wreck Site Identified as WWII Carrier USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79)

Wreck Site Identified as WWII Carrier USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79)

Naval History and Heritage Command confirmed the identity of a wreck site as USS Ommaney Bay (CVE 79) July 10. While operating in the Sulu Sea, Ommaney Bay was hit and eventually mortally wounded by a twin-engine Japanese suicide plane on Jan. 4, 1945.NHHC’s Underwater Archaeology Branch used a combination of survey information provided by the Sea Scan Survey team and video footage provided by

Nigeria Will Destroy a Vessel it Intercepted Carrying Stolen Crude

Nigeria Will Destroy a Vessel it Intercepted Carrying Stolen Crude

Nigeria's state-owned oil firm NNPC Ltd said on Monday an 800,000-liter (211,338-U.S. gallon) vessel carrying stolen crude had been intercepted offshore while heading to Cameroon and would be destroyed as a deterrent to oil theft.Crude theft from pipelines and wells in the Niger Delta has hobbled the country's output in recent years and is one of the biggest challenges to confront new President

America's Sea Services Building Large Fleet of Small Ships and Craft

America's Sea Services Building Large Fleet of Small Ships and Craft

Not every vessel in the U.S. Navy is built for major combat operations on the high seas. There are large numbers of boats and service craft that provide essential services to the sea services, the nation and its partners.The U.S. Navy procures about 100 small boats per year. Some of these boats are based on commercial designs

Rotterdam Container Terminal Set for €1 Billion Expansion

Rotterdam Container Terminal Set for €1 Billion Expansion

A.P. Moller - Maersk's container terminal operating arm APM Terminals announced the expansion of its Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam, increasing the terminal's capacity by approx. 2 million TEU The project involves a site of approximately 47.5 hectares with 1,000 meters of deep-sea quay.

WSF Invites Bids to Convert Its Largest Ferries to Hybrid-electric Propulsion

WSF Invites Bids to Convert Its Largest Ferries to Hybrid-electric Propulsion

Washington State Ferries (WSF) this week launched an invitation for bid to convert its three largest vessels to hybrid-electric propulsion.The conversion will remove two diesel generator sets from each of WSF's Jumbo Mark II ferries and replace them with batteries and associated support systems.

Australia Bans MSC Containership Over Safety Deficiencies

A Liberian-flagged containership operated by MSC Shipmanagement Ltd (MSC) has been banned from Australian ports for 90 days over a long list of safety failures and deficiencies, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.AMSA said it issued a refusal of access direction notice to the MSC Kymea II following months of sub-standard performance from the ship’s operator