THE BLACK BELT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : THE BLACK BELT
    • Operator : COOPER MARINE & TIMBERLANDS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3200
  • Location
    • City : MOBILE
    • STATE : AL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 309
  • Size
    • Register length : 123.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Overall Length : 133 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 34.3 Feet
    • Load draft : 9.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 39 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1969
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 521053

COOPER MARINE & TIMBERLANDS

  • Area of Operation : BAY SPRINGS, MS (MILE 409), ALICEVILLE, AL (MILE 292), COLUMBUS, MS (MILE 332), ANDRY, MS (MILE 369) & FLORENCE, AL (MILE 258) TO MOBILE VIA TENN-TOM; WARRIOR (BIRMINGPORT MILE 389) & TUSCALOOSA, AL (MILE 343) TO MOBILE VIA WARRIOR/TENN-TOM
  • Principal Commodity : HARDWOOD CHIPS, STONE, SCRAP, DRI, MINERAL SAND AND COAL

ASHLEIGH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BIG A

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHIPPEWA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CRIMSON WHITE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GREEN WAVE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

HONEST BOB

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOE CAIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JUDSON "B"

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARGARET

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MR. DAVID

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RONDA S

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ROSINTON

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SCOTT PRIDE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SCOTT QUEST

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

T. H. KELLY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

THE DELTA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

IP

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KC

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

U

  • Type : Covered Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WGN

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Robust Dredging on America’s Inland Waterways

Robust Dredging on America’s Inland Waterways

Inland Dredging Company helps keep commerce flowing on America’s inland waterway system.Dyersburg, Tenn. based Inland Dredging Company completed dredging projects spanning eight states and across four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts. Beginning in July and finishing in December (2019), Inland Dredging crews dredged ports and harbors along the Mighty Mississippi River, Ouachita River

Coronavirus Slows China's Belt and Road Push

Coronavirus Slows China's Belt and Road Push

When President Xi Jinping made his first state visit this year to Myanmar and signed new infrastructure contracts, there was no indication of the obstacle about to trip up China's plan for railways, ports and highways around the world: the coronavirus.Travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease, which has now killed more than 1,800 people

IMO2020: Methanol Proves Promising

IMO2020: Methanol Proves Promising

When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, 2019, the maritime world enters a bold new era of emission reduction. With its growing fleet of methanol fueled ship and more than 60,000 hours of operating experience under its belt, Waterfront Shipping Company has a five-year headstart.

Risk & Reward of The Internet of (Maritime) Things

Risk & Reward of The Internet of (Maritime) Things

The Internet of Maritime Things (IoMT) is coming!  Start planning now.The Internet of Things (IoT) is already with us.  You can get a doorbell camera that allows you to see on your smartphone who is at or approaching your front door.  You can also get a refrigerator that keeps track of items inside and will advise you when you are running low (maybe on beer).

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

The most complex cruise ship lengthening ever undertaken is clipping along at Fincantieri’s Palermo yard.The final welding cut to Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze was completed and  the ship’s 25.6-meter/84-foot prefabricated midsection was glided into place between the two halves in the drydock, an operation that took just half an hour.

Two LNG Dual-Fuel DP Shuttle Tankers Unveiled

Two LNG Dual-Fuel DP Shuttle Tankers Unveiled

AET, a petroleum tanker owner and operator, has named its newest vessels, two of the world's first LNG Dual-Fuel Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers (DPSTs). The vessels, the cleanest DPSTs ever built, will emit 40-48% less carbon than equivalent vessels built in 2008, meeting the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) target of reducing carbon (CO2) emissions by 40% against 2008 baselines

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

Underwater vehicles communicate, make decisions, and work as a teamThe NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy, is combining smarts and muscle to solve a complex warfighting challenge: finding and destroying mines in the murky waters of the littoral.CMRE has developed experimental unmanned vehicles for experimentation.

Sea Machines Demonstrates Autonomous Spill-Response Vessel

Sea Machines Demonstrates Autonomous Spill-Response Vessel

As a part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD), Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announces that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous systems in action on board a Kvichak Marco skimmer boat during events held along the Portland harbor earlier today.

Fire Erupts at Exxon's Baytown complex; 37 Hurt

Fire Erupts at Exxon's Baytown complex; 37 Hurt

Exxon Mobil Corp said it was fighting a fire that erupted on Wednesday at its Baytown, Texas, refining and chemical plant complex injuring 37 people and sending nearby residents indoors.As many as 37 people were being treated for non-life threatening injuries amid efforts to put out the fire, according to Exxon spokeswoman Sarah Nordin.

U.S. Oil Makes it to Ukraine, a blow to Moscow

U.S. Oil Makes it to Ukraine, a blow to Moscow

U.S. crude exports are gaining traction in Europe as even Ukraine turns into a significant consumer of American barrels at the expense of Russian supplies amid heightened U.S. political pressure on Moscow and problems over contaminated Russian oil.Ukraine this month received its first ever barrels from the United States, according to Refinitiv Eikon flows data

Floods Stall Inland Fertilizer Barge Shipments

Floods Stall Inland Fertilizer Barge Shipments

Farm supplier CHS Inc has dozens of loaded barges trapped on the flood-swollen Mississippi River near St. Louis - about 500 miles from the company's two Minnesota distribution hubs.The barges can't move - or get crucial nutrients to corn farmers for the spring planting season - because river locks on the main U.S. artery for grain and fertilizer have been shuttered for weeks.

As Traders Tussle Turkmenistan Cuts Exports

As Traders Tussle Turkmenistan Cuts Exports

A clash between trading house Vitol and Azerbaijan's SOCAR over Caspian Sea oil shipments is forcing Turkmenistan to slash exports of crude due to a lack of tankers.Turkmenistan typically exports about 200,000 tonnes of oil per month via the Caspian to world markets, mainly from fields operated by the UAE's ENOC and Italy's Eni, but flows have halved in recent weeks