MR. BILL

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MR. BILL
    • Operator : DERRICK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : ROCKPORT
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 39
    • Full Load Capacity : 58 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 46.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Overall Length : 50.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 20 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1980
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 289277

DERRICK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.

  • Area of Operation : NUECES BAY, ARANSAS BAY, COPANO BAY, SAN ANTONIO BAY AND MATAGORDA BAY
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING SPEED BARGES TO OWN MARINE CONSTRUCTION JOBS

FISH TALE

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

MR. CRICK

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

RICHARD

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

ANDY GARRETT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ASHLEY RENEE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOGAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS FRANKIE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS MADALYN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NATHAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PEARL JAMES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CB

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

GEORGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RP

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Supply Chain Shocks: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

Supply Chain Shocks: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

Supply chain issues tied to liner shipping have been front page news throughout 2021; just about everyone agrees that there’s a problem. The underlying cause is right out of Economics 101: a surge in demand for moving containerized cargo, in the face of “inelastic” throughput capacity (which includes vessels and their landside interfaces to surface transportation

Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Hurricane Ida Shuts 96% of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Crude Output

Energy firms on Sunday had suspended 1.74 million barrels per day of oil production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), as Hurricane Ida slammed into the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm.Ida made landfall on Sunday near Port Fourchon, the land base for the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP)

Dredging Up Federal Funding for Inland Ports and Waterways

Dredging Up Federal Funding for Inland Ports and Waterways

All signals from Washington, D.C., indicate that Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 could be a record-breaking year for inland port and waterway investment. The successful opening of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, a recording-breaking United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) budget request, positive improvements to the Port Infrastructure Development Program

New Legislation Seeks Timely Updates for Crew Families During Maritime Emergencies

New Legislation Seeks Timely Updates for Crew Families During Maritime Emergencies

New legislation introduced in the wake of the fatal Seacor Power tragedy would require commercial vessel owners to provide timely notifications to crew members’ families throughout search and rescue operations.The Vessel Response Plan Improvement Act was introduced by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) after the 234-foot lift boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico with 19 crewmembers on board last month.

Glosten to Design, Freire Shipyard to Build MBARI's New Research Vessel

Glosten to Design, Freire Shipyard to Build MBARI's New Research Vessel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is embarking on a new chapter in its ocean research with the construction of a state-of-the-art ship, a vessel named in honor of MBARI’s founder, David Packard. The R/V David Packard will be capable of accommodating diverse expeditions in Monterey Bay and beyond to further the institute’s mission to explore and understand our changing ocean.

Maritime Groups Pleased with WRDA 2020

Maritime Groups Pleased with WRDA 2020

It was an odd legislative journey, but ultimately one with a happy ending. That’s one way to sum up the rather tortuous process that led to the passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA). For the first time WRDA (usually reauthorized every two years) was not enacted as its own legislative bill.

Bouchard CEO Ordered to Step Down

Bouchard CEO Ordered to Step Down

Morton S. Bouchard, III, fourth generation leader of family-owned Bouchard Transportation, has been ordered to step down from his role as chief executive officer as the Long Island-based tug and barge operator continues to navigate through bankruptcy and a string of legal challenges.

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

China Authorizes Coast Guard to Fire on Foreign Vessels if Needed

China passed a law on Friday that for the first time explicitly allows its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels, a move that could make the contested waters around China more choppy.China has maritime sovereignty disputes with Japan in the East China Sea and with several Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea.

WRDA 2020 Winds its Way to Passage

WRDA 2020 Winds its Way to Passage

In early October, Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) reported in its newsletter Capitol Currents that the future of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 hung in the balance, with many unknowns for its chances of being signed into law during the Lame Duck session of Congress that just concluded in late December.

Timeline:  Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline's Difficult Birth

Timeline: Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline's Difficult Birth

Russia has resumed construction of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, laying pipes after a one-year hiatus prompted by U.S. sanctions, the pipeline operator said on Friday.An alleged nerve agent attack on Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in August was the latest political controversy to hit the nearly-completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

US Defense Bill Affirms Jones Act Applies to Offshore Wind

US Defense Bill Affirms Jones Act Applies to Offshore Wind

The U.S. Senate on Friday passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, a massive $741 billion defense bill setting policy for the Pentagon. Importantly for the U.S. offshore and maritime industries, the bill includes an amendment ensuring full enforcement of the Jones Act and other federal laws in offshore wind development.

Maritime Resilience and the Human Element at MRS2020

Maritime Resilience and the Human Element at MRS2020

Has the age of maritime discovery and exploration actually ended?  Perhaps not exactly.  As the history of maritime resilience and the human element shows, as far back as the 1500s and earlier, from using new navigational aids and improved ship designs, to coastal and inland route sailing, to navigating on open seas with uncertain charts, wayward icebergs, dense fog and luckily at times