MINERAL CREEK

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MINERAL CREEK
    • Operator : PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND OIL SPILL RESPONSE CORP.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Liquid Tank Barge (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : VALDEZ
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 9360
    • Full Load Capacity : 21430 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 460.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 84.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 460.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 84.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 30 Feet
    • Light Draft : 12 Feet
    • Height : 45 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1973
    • EQUIP2 : WELL PUMPS/COIL
    • EQUIP1 : 3 DIESEL DEEP
    • Coast Guard Number : 550927

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND OIL SPILL RESPONSE CORP.

  • Area of Operation : PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, AK BETWEEN PORT VALDEZ AND HINCHENBROOK ENTRANCE
  • Principal Commodity : CRUDE OIL

News

Grounded Bulk Carrier Refloated near Virginia

Grounded Bulk Carrier Refloated near Virginia

A 958-foot bulk carrier has refloated after running aground about 2.5 miles east of Virginia Beach, Thursday morning.Crew members aboard the vessel, JSW Salem, contacted U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders in Portsmouth after the Panamanian flagged ship ran aground near Cape Henry Buoy #4.The ship's crew reported there were 120,000 metric tons of coal and 26 people aboard the ship.

India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

India Plans Deep Dive for Seabed Minerals

In the 1870 Jules Verne classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", underwater explorer Captain Nemo predicted the mining of the ocean floor's mineral bounty - zinc, iron, silver and gold.India is catching up with that only now, as it prepares to unearth treasures down below, aiming to boost its economy.

U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook released

U.S. Coast Guard's Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook released

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl L. Schultz has issued the Coast Guard's 40-paged document that outlines their "VISION for Enabling Maritime Commerce." He introduces the new paper in an open letter to industry, as shown below:America is a maritime Nation. It is a Nation shaped by seafarers who recognized the tremendous economic potential derived from unrestricted access to the oceans

US Navy Orders Four New Tugs

US Navy Orders Four New Tugs

The U.S. Navy has ordered four new tugs from Anacortes, Wash. shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries Inc., with options for two additional vessels. Construction of the series′ first vessel is expected to begin in early in 2019.The vessels will be a new version of the Robert Allan Ltd. designed Z-Tech 4500 tugs. The Navy already has six vessels of this design, known as the YT 802 Class, in service.

PPG, MTU Power Bay Area's New Ferries

PPG, MTU Power Bay Area's New Ferries

San Francisco Bay Area ferry operator Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is expanding its fleet with new vessels in order to meet large ridership increases. By 2035, WETA expects to add a total of 44 new vessels to meet anticipated demand, which is expected to increase by as much as 900 percent.

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.

Bad Weather Stalls Bangladesh FSRU Hook Up

Bad Weather Stalls Bangladesh FSRU Hook Up

A vessel that arrived in Bangladesh in April to offload its maiden cargo of liquefied natural gas and moor permanently as an import terminal should begin operations "within a week" after bad weather hampered its start-up, an official said on Thursday.The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) will allow Bangladesh to import LNG for the first time as its domestic gas production falls and

35 Seafarers Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea in 2018 -Report

35 Seafarers Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea in 2018 -Report

Nigerian pirates have kidnapped 35 seafarers from vessels in the Gulf of Guinea so far this year, according to security firm EOS Risk Group.Nigeria continues to be the world’s epicenter for piracy activity. From January through June 2018, EOS recorded 34 Nigerian pirate attacks on merchant and fishing vessels in the Gulf of Guinea.

The Jones Act and Offshore Wind in Light of the Aeolus Energy Announcement

The Jones Act and Offshore Wind in Light of the Aeolus Energy Announcement

As the domestic offshore wind industry comes to life, U.S. flag vessels will necessarily be part of that expanding equation.A potential sea change came with the recent announcement from Aeolus Energy Partners that the renewable installation and operation company was investing in a fleet of Jones Act-compliant vessels dedicated to the offshore wind industry.

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.

House Set to Debate Offshore Wind Energy Bills in US Waters

House Set to Debate Offshore Wind Energy Bills in US Waters

A U.S. House committee will kick off debate next week on three new bills aimed at boosting offshore wind energy leases in federal waters.The House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources will hold a hearing on Tuesday on three bipartisan offshore wind proposals.One proposal would require the Interior Department to develop a leasing plan or schedule for federal offshore leases

Australia's Port Kembla Reopens after Bulker Fire

Australia's Port Kembla Reopens after Bulker Fire

A fire in the hold of a bulker ship on Monday briefly closed Australia's Port Kembla, the second-largest coal export port in New South Wales state, stopping shipping for eight hours.The port was shut soon after the blaze began before dawn on the MV Iron Chieftain as it unloaded dolomite, a mineral used in steelmaking which was destined for BlueScope Steel Ltd's nearby blast furnace.