MISSISSIPPI

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MISSISSIPPI
    • Operator : GREAT LAKES TOWING CO., THE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1200
  • Location
    • City : TOLEDO
    • STATE : OH
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 66
  • Size
    • Register length : 74.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 19.9 Feet
    • Overall Length : 81 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 21.3 Feet
    • Load draft : 12.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 11.6 Feet
    • Height : 15 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1957
    • Year : 1957
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 214556
    • REBLT : *

GREAT LAKES TOWING CO., THE

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES AND CONNECTING WATERWAYS
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

ARIZONA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ARKANSAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CALIFORNIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

COLORADO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

FLORIDA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

IDAHO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ILLINOIS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

INDIANA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

IOWA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KANSAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

KENTUCKY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOUISIANA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MAINE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MINNESOTA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISSOURI

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEBRASKA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEW JERSEY

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NEW YORK

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH DAKOTA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OHIO

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

OKLAHOMA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RHODE ISLAND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SUPERIOR

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TEXAS

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VERMONT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VIRGINIA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WASHINGTON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WISCONSIN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

WYOMING

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Dredge Capsizes in the Mississippi River

Dredge Capsizes in the Mississippi River

Responders are working to minimize environmental damages from a cutter suction dredge that capsized in the Mississippi River near Meraux, La. on Monday.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans were notified at 12:50 a.m. that the dredging vessel W.B. Wood capsized in the vicinity of mile marker (MM) 85.

How Climate Change is Altering River Shipping

How Climate Change is Altering River Shipping

Rivers are critical corridors that connect cities and ecosystems alike. When drought develops, water levels fall, making river navigation harder and more expensive.In 2022, water levels in some of the world’s largest rivers, including the Rhine in Europe and the Yangtze in China, fell to historically low levels.

Bollinger Completes Acquisition of Halter Marine

Bollinger Completes Acquisition of Halter Marine

Louisiana-based Bollinger Shipyards announced it has completed its acquisition of Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine and neighboring repair yard ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore (STEHMO) from parent company ST Engineering North America, the U.S. subsidiary of Singaporean multinational technology, defense and engineering group ST Engineering.

US Inland Waterways: Looking for Rainmakers

US Inland Waterways: Looking for Rainmakers

As 2022 moves into its final months, low water levels and drought form the basis of the news impacting inland waterways operators and barge companies. In the first week of October, numerous barges were reported grounded in the Mississippi River, particularly south of Baton Rouge. This has consequences: barge rates jumped 218% in St. Louis, compared to 2021.

Bollinger to Acquire VT Halter Marine

Bollinger to Acquire VT Halter Marine

Lockport, La. based Bollinger Shipyards announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. and neighboring repair yard ST Engineering Halter Marine Offshore (STEHMO) from parent company ST Engineering North America, the U.S. subsidiary of Singaporean multinational technology, defense and engineering group ST Engineering.

Dry Winter Forecast Spells More Trouble for Shallow Mississippi River

Dry Winter Forecast Spells More Trouble for Shallow Mississippi River

Low water levels on the Mississippi River are likely to persist this winter as drier-than-normal weather is expected across the southern United States and Gulf Coast, U.S. government forecasters said on Thursday.Drought, which currently spans 59% of the country, is expected to continue or worsen in the middle and lower Mississippi River valley as well as in much of the West and the Great Plains

US Corn, Soy Exports Lag Normal Autumn Pace Amid River Shipping Woes

US Corn, Soy Exports Lag Normal Autumn Pace Amid River Shipping Woes

U.S. soybean exports are trailing their normal autumn pace despite rising supplies from an accelerating harvest, as low river levels have slowed the flow of grain barges to export terminals, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) data issued on Monday.Corn exports are also lagging their typical harvest-time rate, weekly USDA export inspections data showed.

Mississippi River Reopens to Barge Traffic After Low Water Closures

Mississippi River Reopens to Barge Traffic After Low Water Closures

Two stretches of the southern Mississippi River were reopened to commercial traffic over the weekend after dredging operations deepened the shipping channel near Memphis, Tennessee, and near Stack Island, Mississippi, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.The major shipping waterway had been closed to vessel traffic at the two locations since at least last week after several barges and boats

US Barge Backlog Swells on Parched Mississippi River

US Barge Backlog Swells on Parched Mississippi River

Commercial barge traffic on southern stretches of the Mississippi River was at a standstill on Tuesday as low water levels halted shipments of grain, fertilizer and other commodities on the critical waterway, shipping sources said.The supply chain snarl comes just as harvesting of corn and soybeans, the largest U.S.

US Inland Waterways: Big Money, New Projects, Help Wanted

US Inland Waterways: Big Money, New Projects, Help Wanted

New federal money promises dramatic impacts throughout the United States’ inland waterways system in 2022 and beyond. This report focuses on America’s central rivers; the Western rivers will be covered in a future report. These central rivers reach 11,000 miles, from Pennsylvania to Florida and from Texas to South Dakota.Consider the money within the U.S.

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Update: Valaris Drillship Collides with Bulk Carrier in Pascagoula, Mississippi

A Valaris drillship hit the Akti bulk carrier ship on Saturday, after breaking free its moorings near the VT Halter Shipyards and Chevron docks in Pascagoula,  Mississippi. At around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received a report from the National Response Center of a collision between two vessels.

Recovery, Resilience and Demand Shifts to Drive Inland Waterway Cargo Flows

Recovery, Resilience and Demand Shifts to Drive Inland Waterway Cargo Flows

Waterway traffic is coming back. November 2021 saw 52.1 million tons moving on the U.S. inland waterway system, the highest monthly tonnage since October 2019, a few months before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the shutdowns and stoppages of early 2020. Flows estimated by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), part of the U.S.