SAND PEBBLE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : SAND PEBBLE
    • Operator : FRENTRESS LAKE MARINE CENTER, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 318
  • Location
    • City : DUBUQUE
    • STATE : IA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 10
  • Size
    • Register length : 29.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 14 Feet
    • Overall Length : 29.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 14 Feet
    • Load draft : 3.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.8 Feet
    • Height : 20 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1967
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 510163

FRENTRESS LAKE MARINE CENTER, INC.

  • Principal Commodity : NONE

CK

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

China's Military Drills Near Taiwan Disrupt Key Shipping Lanes

China's Military Drills Near Taiwan Disrupt Key Shipping Lanes

China's military exercises in the waters around Taiwan have prompted some ships to navigate around the Taiwan Strait and give the island a wide berth, disrupting key trading routes for cargo and commodities sailing around the world, analysts said.Angered by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

Ships Get Older and Slower as Emissions Rules Bite

Ships Get Older and Slower as Emissions Rules Bite

If shipping is the beating heart of global trade, its pulse is about to get slower. Faced with uncertainty about which fuels to use in the long term to cut greenhouse gas emissions, many shipping firms are sticking with aging fleets, but older vessels may soon have to start sailing slower to comply with new environmental rules.

Old is Gold: Sky-high Cost of Ageing Containerships Sounds Inflation SOS

Old is Gold: Sky-high Cost of Ageing Containerships Sounds Inflation SOS

Shipping companies are transforming rust buckets into gold mines in a modern-day alchemy that could fuel already rampant inflation for years to come.The disruption to world trade caused by pandemic lockdowns and a shortage of new cargo vessels has pushed freight rates for ageing containerships to record highs.

Ships Carrying Russian Fertilizers Find Way to Brazil Despite Sanctions

Ships Carrying Russian Fertilizers Find Way to Brazil Despite Sanctions

Despite concern that sanctions against Russia would cause a shortfall of fertilizer in Brazil, preliminary shipping data shows orders being fulfilled and vessels heading for Brazil, potentially allowing a normal grain planting season.At least 24 vessels carrying almost 678,000 tonnes of Russian fertilizers from ports in the country are expected to reach Brazil in the next weeks

COVID Curbs Bite at Chinese Ports, Threatening Global Supply Chains

COVID Curbs Bite at Chinese Ports, Threatening Global Supply Chains

The queues of container ships outside major Chinese ports are lengthening by the day as COVID-19 outbreaks in manufacturing export hubs threaten to unleash a fresh wave of global supply chain shocks, ship owners, logistics firms and analysts say.China is experiencing its biggest spike in COVID-19 infections since an initial outbreak in the central city of Wuhan was contained in early 2020.

RWE Building 'World's First' Amphibious Vessel for Shallow Water Wind Farms

RWE Building 'World's First' Amphibious Vessel for Shallow Water Wind Farms

German renewable energy industry giant RWE, in partnership with Commercial Rib Charters (CRC), is building "a world-first" amphibious vessel for reaching offshore wind farms in shallow waters."The unique crew transfer vessel has initially been designed to reach turbines at Scroby Sands [wind farm in the UK ]

UK, France Trade Blame as 27 Migrants Die While Trying to Cross Channel to Britain

UK, France Trade Blame as 27 Migrants Die While Trying to Cross Channel to Britain

British and French officials traded blame on Wednesday after 27 migrants died when their dinghy deflated as they made a perilous crossing of the English Channel.The accident was the worst disaster on record involving migrants in the narrow seaway separating the two countries.The Channel is one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and currents are strong.

Baltic Dry Index Extends Rally

Baltic Dry Index Extends Rally

The Baltic Exchange's main dry bulk sea freight index extended its rally on Wednesday as robust demand and port congestion propelled the capesize index above 10,000 points for the first time in more than 13 years.The overall index, which factors in rates for capesize, panamax, supramax and handysize vessels, rose 238 points, or 4.4%, to 5,647, its highest since September 2008.

Oil Tanker Market Set to Endure Low Earnings for Another Year -BIMCO

Oil Tanker Market Set to Endure Low Earnings for Another Year -BIMCO

The global oil tanker market faces another year of low earnings as the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine inequalities disrupt demand and producers limit output of crude, a shipping analyst said on Wednesday.The earnings of very large crude carriers (VLCCs) that carry the bulk of crude stand at about $10,000 a day, down from 2020 record highs of more than $240,000

Transatlantic Container Shipping Spot Rates Jump 210% -BIMCO

Transatlantic Container Shipping Spot Rates Jump 210% -BIMCO

For almost three months now, the spot freight rate for containerized goods shipped by sea from North Europe to the U.S. East Coast has been 210% higher than last year (July 1 – September 23), according to shipping organization BIMCO.It wasn’t until April 1, 2021 that we saw the ripple effects from the globally stretched supply chains impacting front-haul freight rates on the Transatlantic

2021: The Year of the Containership

2021: The Year of the Containership

What’s not to like about 2021 for container shipping? Freight rates are record high, record amounts of cargo are shipped across the Pacific Ocean, as well as globally, and the previous yearly record for new container ship orders has just been broken (measured in capacity) in less than eight months.

VLCC Owners Avoid Scrapping ... For Now

VLCC Owners Avoid Scrapping ... For Now

During the first seven months of 2021, only three actively trading Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) have been sold for demolition. The current market for seaborne transportation of crude oil is weak and has caused freight rates to drop to multi-year lows. Despite this, crude oil tanker shipowners are not seizing the opportunity to reduce capacity and send less efficient units to the demolition