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

Video: Iranian Forces Board Liberian-flagged Tanker in International Waters

Video: Iranian Forces Board Liberian-flagged Tanker in International Waters

The United States military on Wednesday said that Iranian forces had boarded a civilian vessel in international waters in the Gulf.The U.S. military's Central Command released a grainy black-and-white video on Twitter showing a helicopter near a large ship."Today in international waters, Iranian forces, including two ships and an Iranian 'Sea King' helicopter

Australia's New Icebreaker is Being Towed to the Netherlands

Australia's New Icebreaker is Being Towed to the Netherlands

Australia’s new, nearly completed icebreaker built at Damen's Galati shipyard in Romania is traveling to the Netherlands to undergo final commissioning and sea trials that had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Nuyina is currently under a month-long tow from Romania to the Dutch port of Vlissingen

Aerial Drone Sniffs Out Ship Emissions in Denmark

Aerial Drone Sniffs Out Ship Emissions in Denmark

A new aerial drone is being tested to monitor vessel emissions in the Great Belt, a busy shipping lane between the islands of Zealand and Funen in Denmark.Having previously been used for various surveillance tasks, the drone is being provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency to operate over the next four months in a specific area north of the Great Belt

Ingalls Shipbuilding Reopens Facility Wrecked by Katrina

Ingalls Shipbuilding Reopens Facility Wrecked by Katrina

Ingalls Shipbuilding has reopened its rebuilt and modernized facility on the east bank of the Pascagoula River after much of the site was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.The Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder announced Friday that it moved the newly built destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) to the east bank's Pier Four, signifying the site's official reactivation.

Ukraine's Odessa Gets First WTI Oil Cargo from US

Ukraine's Odessa Gets First WTI Oil Cargo from US

Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odessa is set to receive on Wednesday its first ever West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil cargo from the United States, according to industry sources and shipping data, just a month after the front-month futures for the blend turned negative.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) May crude futures sank to minus $38 per barrel on April 20, just days before their expiration

Ingalls Delivers Destroyer Delbert D. Black

Ingalls Delivers Destroyer Delbert D. Black

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) to the U.S. Navy.Documents signed today mark the official transfer of custody of the ship from HII to the Navy. Delbert D. Black is scheduled to sail away from the Pascagoula, Miss. shipyard in August 2020.

Autonomy on Trial

Autonomy on Trial

When discussing the arrival of autonomous workboats, many – especially those developing the technologies that enable them – say it’s is not a matter of if, but when. In fact, autonomous harbor tugs are already being put to the test in Singapore, where authorities hope to establish the technological infrastructure to enable fully autonomous ship operations. In the U.S.

Australian Police Take 'Black Box' off Cruise Ship in COVID-19 Homicide Probe

Australian Police Take 'Black Box' off Cruise Ship in COVID-19 Homicide Probe

Australian police said on Thursday they have taken the “black box” of a cruise ship which disembarked hundreds of passengers infected with the coronavirus in Sydney, as part of a homicide investigation into the country’s deadliest infection source.The investigation got underway as the Australian authorities said the rate of new coronavirus infections hit its lowest number in three weeks and

'Significant' GPS Interference Incidents Reported

'Significant' GPS Interference Incidents Reported

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) is advising vessel operators to exercise extra caution and safe navigation practices after multiple instances of significant GPS interference have been reported over the last year by vessels in port and underway in the eastern and central Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, and the Port of Shanghai, China.

Livestock Carrier Queen Hind Refloated

Livestock Carrier Queen Hind Refloated

Operations to raise a livestock carrier that capsized in the Black sea off Romania in November came to a close on Tuesday night, said local marine services firm Gruup Servici Petoliere (GSP).The Palau-registered Queen Hind flipped onto its side shortly after leaving Romania's Midia port en route to Saudi Arabia at the end of November 2019. Its entire crew, most of them Syrians, were rescued.

Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builders Trials

Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builders Trials

The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) completed builder’s trials February 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Navy said. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division.The ship was previously underway for Alpha trials in December, and will be underway again in March for acceptance trials

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