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

Unidentified Gunmen Open Fire at Pakistan's Gwadar Port, Two Attackers Killed

Unidentified Gunmen Open Fire at Pakistan's Gwadar Port, Two Attackers Killed

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at Pakistan's Gwadar port authority complex in its restive Balochistan province, Geo News reported on Wednesday.Two attackers were killed in retaliatory firing by security personnel, the TV channel said, adding that a blast preceded the firing.Gwadar’s deputy commissioner and police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Bulk Carrier Hits Mine in Black Sea, Two People Injured

Bulk Carrier Hits Mine in Black Sea, Two People Injured

A Panama-flagged bulk carrier that was headed to a River Danube port to load grain has hit a mine in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian military said on Thursday.It was the latest incident of a civilian vessel hitting an explosive in the Black Sea in what Kyiv says is stepped-up Russian attacks on shipping and port infrastructure.

Ukraine Says 151 Ships Have Used Black Sea Corridor

Ukraine Says 151 Ships Have Used Black Sea Corridor

Some 151 ships have used Ukraine's new Black Sea shipping corridor since it was set up in August, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency reported on Friday, citing a senior government official.A total of 4.4 million metric tons of cargo, including 3.2 million tons of grain, has been shipped via the corridor, Yuriy Vaskov, deputy minister for renovation and infrastructure, was quoted as saying.A U.N.

Tanker Hits Mine in Black Sea

A Liberian-flagged oil products tanker hit a mine on Sunday in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania and sustained minor damage, but the crew was safe, sources said on Monday.It is the second vessel this month to have been hit by a floating mine in the Black Sea, in a reminder of the continued perils faced by commercial ships in the region.

Turkey to Work with Romania, Bulgaria Against Black Sea Mines

Turkey to Work with Romania, Bulgaria Against Black Sea Mines

Turkey, Romania, and Bulgaria will work together against the threat of floating mines in the Black Sea due to war between Russia and Ukraine, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.The ministry gave no details of how it would address the floating mine problem. It said on social media platform X that the three countries had discussed the issue at the NATO Defense Ministers meeting in

Britain Says Russia May Target Civilian Shipping with Mines in Black Sea

Britain Says Russia May Target Civilian Shipping with Mines in Black Sea

Russia may use sea mines to target civilian shipping in the Black Sea, including by laying them on the approach to Ukrainian ports, the British government said on Wednesday citing intelligence.Russia pulled out of a deal in July that had allowed Ukraine to safely ship food products out through what is traditionally its main export corridor.

UK Says Russia Fired Missiles at Civilian Cargo Ship

Britain on Monday accused Russia of targeting a civilian cargo ship at port in the Black Sea on Aug. 24 in a previously unconfirmed missile attack it said was successfully thwarted by Ukrainian defences.Ukraine has been making efforts to allow vessels stranded in Odesa port since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict to sail into open waters after the collapse of the UN-backed Black Sea

Insurers Raise Premiums for Black Sea Tankers as Tensions Mount

Insurers Raise Premiums for Black Sea Tankers as Tensions Mount

Insurance companies have notified charterers of ships operating in Russia's Black Sea ports of an increase in additional payments known as "war risk premiums", four traders said.A war risk premium was added to the common insurance costs for tankers last year after the start of Russia's military action in Ukraine, which Moscow calls a special military operation.

Russia Says It Destroyed Ukrainian Vessel Near Black Sea Gas Facilities

Russia Says It Destroyed Ukrainian Vessel Near Black Sea Gas Facilities

A Russian warplane destroyed a Ukrainian reconnaissance vessel in an area in the Black Sea where Russian gas extraction facilities are located, the Russian Defence Ministry said early on Tuesday.The ministry said in a short statement that the Ukrainian vessel had been destroyed by an SU-30 aircraft from Russia's Black Sea Fleet.

NATO Boosts Black Sea Surveillance

NATO Boosts Black Sea Surveillance

NATO said on Wednesday it was stepping up surveillance of the Black Sea region as it condemned Russia's exit from a deal assuring the safe passage of ships carrying Ukrainian grain.The announcement came after a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, a body established earlier this month to coordinate cooperation between the Western military alliance and Kyiv.

Russian Navy Rehearses Firing Rockets at Ships in Black Sea After Warning to Ukraine

Russian Navy Rehearses Firing Rockets at Ships in Black Sea After Warning to Ukraine

Russia's Defense Ministry said on Friday that its Black Sea Fleet had practised firing rockets at surface targets in a live fire exercise, two days after it warned that ships heading to Ukraine's Black Sea ports could be considered military targets.Russia issued its warning earlier this week after it quit the Black Sea grain deal on Monday

Russia Says Ukraine Tried to Attack Russian Ship Near Major Gas Pipelines in Black Sea

Russia Says Ukraine Tried to Attack Russian Ship Near Major Gas Pipelines in Black Sea

Russia said on Sunday that Ukraine had made unsuccessful attempt to attack a Russian naval ship with six high-speed drone boats as the Russian vessel patrolled major natural gas pipelines in the Black Sea.The 'Priazovye' ship was carrying out what Russia's defense ministry said was "monitoring of the situation and ensuring security along the routes of the TurkStream and Blue Stream gas pipelines