PACIFIC SOUNDER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : PACIFIC SOUNDER
    • Operator : LEHIGH CEMENT
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Cargo Covered Barge
    • Vessel Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : SEATTLE
    • STATE : WA
  • Capacity
    • Full Load Capacity : 7000 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 264.4 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 65 Feet
    • Overall Length : 264.4 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 65 Feet
    • Load draft : 18 Feet
    • Light Draft : 2.9 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2005
    • EQUIP1 : SELF UNLOADING
    • Coast Guard Number : 1165904

LEHIGH CEMENT

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND SEATTLE, WA
  • Principal Commodity : CEMENT

News

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Carnival-owned Holland America Line, owner and operator of the coronavirus-stricken MS Zaandam, announced it will extend its pause of global cruise operations for an additional 30 days, cancelling sailings scheduled to depart through May 14, amid continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns.

All Sailors on US Aircraft Carrier to be Tested for COVID-19

All Sailors on US Aircraft Carrier to be Tested for COVID-19

All 5,000 personnel aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will be tested for the coronavirus after the number of sailors on the ship who have tested positive for the virus increased, U.S. Navy officials said on Thursday.The move is the latest example of the coronavirus’s impact on the military.Acting U.S.

Swire Adds Newbuild MV Changsha

Swire Adds Newbuild MV Changsha

As COVID-19 coverage dominates the world’s news cycle, it’s a pleasure to report on a new ship delivery, Swire Shipping’s first 2400TEU newbuild vessel, MV Changsha. The vessel was built at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., in China, and will be deployed on Swire Shipping’s South East Asia to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands service.

31 Years Ago Today: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

31 Years Ago Today: The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

On March 24. 1989, the single-hull tanker Exxon Valdez was departing the Port of Valdez, Alaska with a full load of North Slope crude oil (approximately 1.26 million barrels) destined for Long Beach when it grounded on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound. The resulting oil spill (approximately 258,000 barrels), while not the largest in US history, was clearly the most important.

FMC Commissioner Sees Some Normalcy Returning to Shipping

FMC Commissioner Sees Some Normalcy Returning to Shipping

A U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioner said he sees some normalcy returning to trans-Pacific shipping amid widespread upheaval brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.Many Chinese manufacturing and logistics services have been severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, in some cases forcing ocean carriers to cancel services to and from China and the U.S.

Murphy Charters Pacific Drilling Drillship for Mexico Wells

Murphy Charters Pacific Drilling Drillship for Mexico Wells

Deepwater drilling rig contractor Pacific Drilling has found more work for its Pacific Sharav drillship.The drilling company on Wednesday revealed that Murphy Oil had hired the drillship for work offshore Mexico. According to the fleet status report, Murphy has agreed to charter the unit for two firm wells and one optional well.

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors are continuing work to remove the wreck of a South Korean car carrier vessel that ran aground and overturned near Brunswick, Ga. in September 2019.Last week, unified command contractors started driving the first of 70-80 piles that will be used to hold an environmental protection barrier (EPB) in place around the MV Golden Ray wreck in St.

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

The U.S. Coast Guard's sole heavy icebreaker arrived January 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States. Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed its’ homeport of Seattle on November 26.This year marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

The a unified command team has completed the oil pumping of all accessible tanks from the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off car carrier that overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Salvage workers and divers gained access to 26 fuel tanks inside the Golden Ray

Pirates Attack Anchor Handler off Equatorial Guinea

Pirates Attack Anchor Handler off Equatorial Guinea

Pirates have abducted seven crew members from an anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel offshore Equatorial Guinea, the vessel's owner Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) said.The Singaporean-flagged Pacific Warden was attacked on November 20, 2019 at approximately 5 a.m. local time, while supporting offshore field operations in Equatorial Guinea, SPO confirmed on Sunday.

Maritime History & the Panama Canal

Maritime History & the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is a strategic crossroads for maritime traffic, and is arguably one of the most important maritime developments in the past century. Here we take a deeper dive into the history behind that famous strip of waterway.The present canal, which saw its first vessel transits in 1914, along with possible alternatives through Nicaragua and Mexico

Rescue Planned for Missing Crew on Golden Ray

Rescue Planned for Missing Crew on Golden Ray

Rescue workers on Monday were planning to extract four missing crew members from a South Korean cargo vessel carrying about 4,000 cars to the Middle East that turned on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Helicopters rescued 20 crew members from the 656-foot (200-meter) Golden Ray on Sunday after it became disabled