ROBERT G. BLANK

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ROBERT G. BLANK
    • Operator : BLANK RIVER SERVICES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 500
  • Location
    • City : ELIZABETH
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 37
  • Size
    • Register length : 50 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Overall Length : 50 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4.1 Feet
    • Height : 31 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1984
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 674877

BLANK RIVER SERVICES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : PITTSBURGH POOL OF ALLEGHENY, MONONGAHELA AND OHIO RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : MUD

FRANCIS J. BLANK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FREDERICK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Sanmar Teams up with Corvus to Develop Zero-emissions Tugs

Sanmar Teams up with Corvus to Develop Zero-emissions Tugs

Corvus Energy and Sanmar Shipyards are teaming up with the aim to develop a new range of zero-emission and hybrid tugs.The partners signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore and establish a path for the future supply and integration of energy supply systems and fuel cell technology for an even wider range of innovative and cost-effective electric and hybrid tugs

Eye on the Navy: Navy extends Life for Research Ships, but Says Farewell to FLIP

Eye on the Navy: Navy extends Life for Research Ships, but Says Farewell to FLIP

The U.S. Navy’s three Global class oceanographic research ships (AGORs) have received a new lease on life.  The ships-- R/V Thomas G. Thompson (AGOR 23), R/V Roger Revelle (AGOR 24) and R/V Atlantis (AGOR 25)-- which entered service between 1991 and 1998--were built with 30-year expected service lives.

South Korea Sends Team to Tackle Coronavirus on Anti-piracy Ship

South Korea Sends Team to Tackle Coronavirus on Anti-piracy Ship

South Korea is sending a medical team to the Middle East to tackle a coronavirus outbreak on one of its ships on anti-piracy patrol while at home, new daily infections are hovering around record levels with 1,600 reported on Thursday.South Korea was for months a coronavirus success story as it kept outbreaks under control with testing

Sri Lankan Fishermen 'Helpless' After Ship Sinking Leads to Fishing Ban

Sri Lankan Fishermen 'Helpless' After Ship Sinking Leads to Fishing Ban

Sri Lankan fishermen say they feel helpless after a cargo ship carrying tonnes of chemicals and plastics caught fire and later sank, resulting in a ban on fishing along an 80 km (50 mile) stretch of the island nation's west coast.The Singapore-registered MV X-Press Pearl, carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tonnes of nitric acid along with other chemicals and cosmetics

VIDEO: Up Close and Personal with Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard

VIDEO: Up Close and Personal with Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard

Ocean explorer and scientist Dr. Robert D. Ballard opens up on his personal life and his world-famous ocean discoveries like never before in his new book, “Into the Deep.” Best known as ‘the man who found the Titanic,’ Marine Technology Reporter had the opportunity to interview Ballard on the contents of the book

Foss to Operate Autonomous Harbor Tug

Foss to Operate Autonomous Harbor Tug

Foss Maritime’s newest vessel will be the first U.S.-flag harbor tug to integrate autonomous systems in real-world commercial operations.Launched on April 29 and scheduled for delivery in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull Rachael Allen—the fourth in a series of ASD-90 Z-drive tractor tugs being built at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash.

Latest ShadowCat Wayfinder Delivered

Latest ShadowCat Wayfinder Delivered

The second vessel in the ShadowCat range, Wayfinder, has been delivered, naval architect Incat Crowther and yacht services fir YCTS Ltd announced. Wayfinder builds on the capability of Hodor, delivered in 2019.Wayfinder has a 68-meter length, 14-meter beam and a draft of 2.4 meters which permits close coastline navigation.

Indonesian Navy's Submarine Goes Missing with 53 Aboard. Oil Spill Spotted Near Dive Spot

Indonesian Navy's Submarine Goes Missing with 53 Aboard. Oil Spill Spotted Near Dive Spot

Indonesian rescuers searching for a submarine that went missing with 53 people on board found an oil spill on Wednesday near where the vessel dived, authorities said.The 44-year-old submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said.

Designing Boats: Robert Allan Ltd. Surpases 90 Years (& Counting)

Designing Boats: Robert Allan Ltd. Surpases 90 Years (& Counting)

Robert Allan founded Robert Allan Ltd. in 1930 when Allan commenced private practice as a consulting Naval Architect after serving as Technical Manager of a local major shipyard. In the 90 years that have passed, the organization has evolved from a one-man shop to a global powerhouse in the business of naval architecture and marine design.

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.

Singapore Launches Its First 'Cruise to Nowhere'

Singapore Launches Its First 'Cruise to Nowhere'

Hit by cabin fever, hundreds of Singapore residents itching to get out of the tiny country boarded a “cruise to nowhere” on Friday, a rare chance to sail the seas after the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the cruise industry.Before starting their short “seacation” on the 335-meter World Dream, passengers underwent coronavirus swab tests before boarding the vessel

NTSB Urges New Safeguards Following Probe into Deadly Conception Boat Fire

NTSB Urges New Safeguards Following Probe into Deadly Conception Boat Fire

A U.S. safety board on Tuesday called for new safeguards for small passenger vessels following a September 2019 early morning boat fire in California that killed 34 people.The 75-foot (23-m) recreational diving vessel, Conception, with 33 passengers and six crew aboard, was anchored off Santa Cruz Island when it caught fire.