SONNY GATES

  • General
    • Vessel Name : SONNY GATES
    • Operator : BOLIVAR BARGE CLEANING SERVICE, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2000
  • Location
    • City : PORT BOLIVAR
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 126
  • Size
    • Register length : 85 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 26 Feet
    • Overall Length : 85 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 26 Feet
    • Load draft : 7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 38.2 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1958
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 277677

BOLIVAR BARGE CLEANING SERVICE, LLC

  • Area of Operation : GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY OF TEXAS / LOUISIANA
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING

BUBBA GATES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

STUD II

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TOM GATES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

VICKIE GATES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GM

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

News

US' First Hydrogen-powered Ferry Sea Change Cleared to Enter Service

US' First Hydrogen-powered Ferry Sea Change Cleared to Enter Service

The United States' first hydrogen-powered ferry, Sea Change, has cleared a key regulatory hurdle, marking a major step on the groundbreaking vessel's long and winding journey toward commercial operations in the San Francisco Bay Area.SWITCH Maritime, the company behind the zero-emissions ferry project, announced it received a Certificate of Inspection (COI) from the U.S.

Risk Reigns in Ocean Shipping, Industry and Economic Experts Say

Risk Reigns in Ocean Shipping, Industry and Economic Experts Say

Risk is the "new normal" for the global ocean shipping industry that handles 80% of global trade as pressure from geopolitical tensions, rising protectionism and climate change mounts."There are going to be global tensions ... and I think global dangers, at a level we haven't seen since the end of World War II," former U.S.

Bab al-Mandab Shipping Lane Becomes Target as Israel Fights Hamas

Bab al-Mandab Shipping Lane Becomes Target as Israel Fights Hamas

Yemen's Houthis have been targeting vessels in the southern Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab Strait in attacks that the Iran-aligned group says aim to support the Palestinians as Israel and Hamas wage war.Several freight firms including MSC, the world's largest container shipping line, said they would avoid the Suez Canal as a result, which could mean having to circumnavigate Africa instead.

Marine News' Top Vessels of 2023

Marine News' Top Vessels of 2023

The November edition of Marine News magazine highlighted a selection of the most notable American newbuilds delivered of 2023—from a first-of-its-kind green towboat, to the lead vessel in a series of game-changing ships to train U.S. mariners.Empire StateAs the lead vessel in a series of five new training ships being constructed to serve America's state maritime academies

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

Inland Waterways: US Making Progress on Infrastructure

The United States’ vast network of navigable inland rivers is vital to the nation’s economy, serving as an aquatic superhighway for the efficient shipment of critical commodities like agricultural goods, energy products, building materials and industrial chemicals to destinations within the U.S. and to deepwater ports for export. The Waterways Council, Inc.

Turbine Installation Kicks Off at U.S. First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Turbine Installation Kicks Off at U.S. First Commercial-scale Offshore Wind Farm

Avangrid, Inc., a U.S. offshore wind developer and part of the Spanish Iberdrola Group on Wednesday announced the start of the wind turbine installation campaign for Avangrid’s Vineyard Wind 1 project offshore Massachusetts, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States.

Tanker Crewmembers Plead Guilty to Environmental Crimes in the US

Tanker Crewmembers Plead Guilty to Environmental Crimes in the US

Crewmembers from a Greek oil tanker have admitted to environmental crimes in U.S. waters, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger and Assistant Attorney General Todd Kim announced.Konstantinos Atsalis, the chief engineer on board the Kriti Ruby, admitted to charges related to the discharge of oily waste into the sea from a commercial vessel near a petroleum terminal in Sewaren, N.J.

Cradle-to-Grave LNG Carrier Study Spotlights Crucial Role of Alternative Fuels for GHG Reduction

Cradle-to-Grave LNG Carrier Study Spotlights Crucial Role of Alternative Fuels for GHG Reduction

Alternative fuels, green steel and renewable energy are fundamental to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction during the life cycle of a vessel, an industry-first cradle-to-grave study on a newbuild LNG carrier has revealed.Carried out by Lloyd’s Register, Knutsen, HD Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (HD KSOE), and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)

US Awards More than $653 Million for Port Projects

US Awards More than $653 Million for Port Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced over $653 million to fund 41 port improvement projects across the nation under the Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).The investments—part of the largest dedicated funding for ports and waterways in history

Titan: The Right to Kill Oneself Redux

Titan: The Right to Kill Oneself Redux

In November 2020 I wrote a column in MREN that discussed the right of people to engage in crazy marine ventures. The example I used in that column was an attempt to row from South America to Antarctica.  In it I also made note of the inherent unseaworthiness of single-handed ocean racing and noted that such foolishness often resulted in the public spending lots of money providing rescue services.

HII Dry Dock Gate to Become Part of Sustainable Fish Reef

HII Dry Dock Gate to Become Part of Sustainable Fish Reef

HII announced its Newport News Shipbuilding division partnered with the Virginia Marine Resource Commission (VMRC) to donate and sink a former dry dock caisson gate offshore, giving it new life as part of an artificial reef.Caisson gates are used at the harbor end of a dry dock, with pipes inside allowing for water from the James River to enter when NNS needs to flood the dry dock.

US West Coast Port Labor Unrest Continues Amid Pay Quarrel

US West Coast Port Labor Unrest Continues Amid Pay Quarrel

The largest terminal at Southern California's Port of Long Beach closed on Monday as dockworkers who have been working without a contract since July rally for better pay.The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest U.S. container terminal and a key trade gateway. Monday's closures followed similar disruptions on Friday in Oakland, California.