RIVER QUEST

  • General
    • Vessel Name : RIVER QUEST
    • Operator : ARTCO FLEETING SERVICE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1200
  • Location
    • City : OTTAWA
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 91
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28 Feet
    • Overall Length : 64.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 9.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8.7 Feet
    • Height : 47 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2012
    • EQUIP1 : NONE

ARTCO FLEETING SERVICE

  • Area of Operation : ILLINOIS RIVER - LASALLE TO MORRIS
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING AND FLEETING

BOB PAGE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GLADYS WHITE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GOLD STAR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY D

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY ELLEN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NANCY S

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

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.

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.

Ukraine Says Russia Destroying Civilian Ships on the Dnipro River

Ukraine Says Russia Destroying Civilian Ships on the Dnipro River

Ukraine’s army accused Russia on Sunday of the large-scale destruction of civilian vessels moored on the banks of the Dnipro River in the occupied southern region of Kherson that Kyiv’s forces are trying to capture.Ukrainian forces have been piling pressure on Russian troops on the western bank of the Dnipro that bisects Ukraine

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

Discovering the Largest Shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River

Discovering the Largest Shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River

Of all the rivers in the world, the St. Lawrence River is undeniably one of the most challenging for mariners.This water highway is at some spots as narrow as a large river and, at others, as wide as a small sea. It has played a vital role over the last three centuries as an important artery for trade, communication, transportation and settlement. And since 1959, the year the St.

Birdon Wins Coast Guard River Buoy, Inland Construction Deal

Birdon Wins Coast Guard River Buoy, Inland Construction Deal

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Denver-based Birdon America, Inc. a contract for the detail design and construction of its new river buoy and inland construction tenders.The deal is part of the Coast Guard's Waterways Commerce Cutter (WCC) Program to replace its aging fleet of 35 inland tenders that support the service’s aids to navigation (ATON) mission in federal inland waterways.

Inland Waterways Report: Columbia-Snake River System

Inland Waterways Report: Columbia-Snake River System

It’s amazing to consider that a commercial vessel in the Pacific Ocean, approaching the mouth of the Columbia River, can continue its eastward journey to finally tie up at the Port of Lewiston, in Lewiston, Idaho, America’s most inland West Coast port, 465 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Sunken WW2 German Warships Exposed by Low water Levels on Danube

Sunken WW2 German Warships Exposed by Low water Levels on Danube

Europe's worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its lowest levels in almost a century, exposing the hulks of dozens of explosives-laden German warships sunk during World War Two near Serbia's river port town of Prahovo.The vessels were among hundreds scuttled along the Danube by Nazi Germany's Black Sea fleet in 1944 as they retreated from advancing Soviet forces

Rhine Water Level Falls Again in Germany, Raising Freight Costs

Rhine Water Level Falls Again in Germany, Raising Freight Costs

Water levels on the Rhine in Germany continue to fall in hot weather, sending shipping costs higher because vessels cannot sail on the river fully loaded, vessel brokers said on Friday.Freight shipping on the river continues but with vessels sometimes forced to sail 75% empty.Low Rhine water will also hit output from two German coal-fired power stations in the coming months.

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.