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

News

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Container Shipping

Coronavirus Disrupts Global Container Shipping

China's fast-spreading coronavirus is throwing the global container shipping trade out of sync, with lines re-routing cargoes and reducing calls to Chinese ports, setting the scene for months of delivery delays ahead, industry sources said.The spread of the deadly virus has shut down cities and factories in China and disrupted global air travel.

USCG, ABS Approve Wireless Helm System for ATBs

USCG, ABS Approve Wireless Helm System for ATBs

U.S.-based autonomous marine systems developer Sea Machines announced on Tuesday that it has received class and regulatory approval to install its commercial wireless helm system aboard a class of U.S.-flag tugboats that support articulated tug-barge (ATB) sets, marking an industry first in wireless vessel control.The U.S.

Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

The offshore wind industry in the United States is growing exponentially, with multiple projects in the development stages off of the Atlantic coast. The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030.

Robert Allan Ltd.: The Evolution of Marine Design

Robert Allan Ltd.: The Evolution of Marine Design

As the 90th anniversary of Robert Allan Ltd. approaches it is quite timely to address the development of Robert Allan’s designs as the years passed by and technology changed.When the first Robert Allan came out to Canada at the end of the First War he was a trained naval architect experienced in the design of rivetted steel ships.

Ship Design & The Inevitability of Change

Ship Design & The Inevitability of Change

At one time the most powerful lighthouse in the United States was Twin Lights in Highlands New Jersey. Today it is a wonderful little museum and right now it has a very interesting show of paintings by Maarten Platje on the War of 1812. One painting is called the Great Chase and it tells this amazing story of the US Frigate Constitution being becalmed off the New Jersey coast and becoming

INSIGHTS: Michael G. Johnson

INSIGHTS: Michael G. Johnson

Sea Machines Robotics CEO & President.Michael Gordon Johnson is a marine engineer, an accomplished entrepreneur and sector leader with a primary goal of building progressive and sustainable innovation for modern society. He is the founder of Sea Machines, a Boston-based tech company that is a leading provider of autonomous control and intelligent perception systems for marine vessels.

Autonomous Ships, Opportunities & Challenges

Autonomous Ships, Opportunities & Challenges

Maritime autonomous surface ship (“MASS”) technology continues to advance at a rapid pace around the globe. Although it’s not being embraced as quickly in the United States commercial market as other parts of the world, U.S. industry professionals and regulators look forward to continued development and implementation as a means to improve efficiency and safety.OpportunitiesThe U.S.

New Pusher Tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil

New Pusher Tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil

Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. has started operating two new pusher tugs custom-designed by Vancouver, Canada based Robert Allan Ltd, pushing barges containing bulk products along the Amazon River system. This HB PIRARARA shallow-draft pusher tug and sister vessel HB PIRARUCU have a Robert allan RApide 4000-Z3 tug design and were constructed by Estaleiro Rio Maguari in Belem, Brazil.

Shipbuilding: Diversity Drives Derecktor

Shipbuilding: Diversity Drives Derecktor

Derecktor is a diverse boatbuilding organization, with a multitude of yards and long experience building  hundreds of yachts, workboats and military craft. Its shipyards today include:• Robert E. Derecktor: The company headquarters located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Mamaroneck, NY, and the original Derecktor yard.

RAL, MTU Team Up on LNG Pushboat

RAL, MTU Team Up on LNG Pushboat

Natural gas is quickly becoming the “fuel of choice” for the maritime industry, not only for its potential in reducing environmentally hazardous gas emissions, but also for its reduced cost when compared to other fossil fuel-based alternatives.For natural gas to become a preferred marine fuel, its availability needs to improve

IMO 2020: Total Lubmarine 'Road Show' in NYC

IMO 2020: Total Lubmarine 'Road Show' in NYC

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Total Lubmarine brought its "Total Global Sulfur Cap Forum" to New York City, a meeting including of Total Lubmarine business and technical executives and shipowners.The event, held aboard the historic Aircraft Carrier Intrepid Museum, gathered a full-house of local shipowners

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

The expedition crew aboard the late Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel discovered wreckage from USS Wasp (CV 7), which was sunk in 1942.Wasp, found Jan. 14, was sunk Sept. 15, 1942, by four Japanese torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-19 while escorting transports carrying the Seventh Marine Regiment to Guadalcanal as reinforcements.