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

Ukraine Expects First Vessel to Arrive to Collect Grain

Ukraine Expects First Vessel to Arrive to Collect Grain

A Turkish bulk carrier is expected to arrive in the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Chornomorsk on Friday and will be the first vessel to arrive at a Ukrainian port during Russia's invasion, a spokesperson for the regional administration of Odesa said."The Turkish bulk carrier Osprey S, flying the flag of Liberia, is heading from the Dardanelles Strait to the port of Chornomorsk," Serhiy Bratchuk

Russia Ready to Set Up Corridor for Ships Leaving Ukraine, With Conditions

Russia Ready to Set Up Corridor for Ships Leaving Ukraine, With Conditions

Russia is ready to provide a humanitarian corridor for vessels carrying food to leave Ukraine, in return for the lifting of some sanctions, the Interfax news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko as saying on Wednesday.Ukraine's Black Sea ports have been blocked since Russia sent thousands of troops into Ukraine on February 24 and more than 20 million tonnes of grain are

Floating Mines in Black Sea Putting Grain, Oil Trade at Risk

Floating Mines in Black Sea Putting Grain, Oil Trade at Risk

The risk of coming across floating mines in the major Black Sea shipping route is adding to perils for merchant ships sailing in the region, and governments must ensure safe passage to keep supply chains running, maritime officials say.The Black Sea is key for shipping grain, oil, and oil products.

Ships at Risk as Mines from Ukraine Drift into the Black Sea

Ships at Risk as Mines from Ukraine Drift into the Black Sea

Several hundred mines have drifted into the Black Sea after breaking off from cables near Ukrainian ports, Russia's main intelligence agency and shipping market participants said.The Black Sea is a major shipping artery for grain, oil, and oil products."Due to storm weather, the cables connecting the mines to anchors were broken," Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB)

Panama Says Three Ships Hit by Russian Missiles in Black Sea Since Start of Ukraine Invasion

Panama Says Three Ships Hit by Russian Missiles in Black Sea Since Start of Ukraine Invasion

Three Panamanian-flagged ships have been hit by Russian missiles in the Black Sea since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last month, Panama’s Maritime Authority said on Wednesday.One ship sank, the maritime authority said in a statement, but there were no casualties reported. The two others remain afloat with damages.

IMO Calls Special Ukraine Meeting Amid Safety Fears for Ships

IMO Calls Special Ukraine Meeting Amid Safety Fears for Ships

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will convene a special meeting next week to discuss the risks to seafarers and ships in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the UN’s shipping agency said on Friday.Over 15 countries earlier this week called for an IMO meeting as concerns grow for the safety of ships and their crews amid ships being damaged by projectiles.

Countries Seek IMO Meeting Over Shipping Dangers After Ukraine Invasion

Countries Seek IMO Meeting Over Shipping Dangers After Ukraine Invasion

Over 15 countries have called for a special meeting with the UN’s shipping agency to discuss the safety of ships and their crews sailing through the Black Sea and Sea of Azov after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and growing dangers to vessels.Many shipping firms have suspended sailings to affected Black Sea ports and other terminals in Ukraine.

Two Cargo Ships Hit by Blasts around Ukraine, One Seafarer Killed

Two Cargo Ships Hit by Blasts around Ukraine, One Seafarer Killed

An Estonian-owned cargo ship sank on Thursday off Ukraine's major Black Sea port of Odessa, hours after a Bangladeshi vessel was hit by a missile or bomb at a port east of Odessa, underlining the growing peril to merchant shipping after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Many shipping firms have suspended journeys to Black Sea ports and other terminals in Ukraine amid soaring recent insurance premiums

Turkey Can't Stop Russian Warships Accessing Black Sea, Says Foreign Minister

Turkey Can't Stop Russian Warships Accessing Black Sea, Says Foreign Minister

Turkey cannot stop Russian warships accessing the Black Sea via its straits, as Ukraine has requested, due to a clause in an international pact that allows vessels to return to their home base, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday.Ukraine has appealed to Turkey to block Russian warships from passing through the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits which lead to the Black Sea

NATO Leaves Black Sea Exposed as Russia Invades Ukraine

NATO Leaves Black Sea Exposed as Russia Invades Ukraine

When Russia attacked Ukraine, the nearest naval vessel of a major NATO ally was in the Mediterranean. The last such ship from a major naval member of the Western military alliance left the Black Sea – an area roughly the size of California bordering Russia, Ukraine and NATO members Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania – over a month ago.

Ukraine Shuts Ports as Conflict Threatens Grain Supplies

Ukraine Shuts Ports as Conflict Threatens Grain Supplies

Ukraine's military has suspended commercial shipping at its ports after Russian forces invaded the country, an adviser to the Ukrainian president's chief of staff said, stoking fear of supply disruption from the leading grain and oilseeds exporters.Russia earlier suspended the movement of commercial vessels in the Azov Sea until further notice

Russian Naval Drills Obstruct Black Sea Shipping

Russian Naval Drills Obstruct Black Sea Shipping

Ukraine criticized Russian naval exercises near its southern coast on Thursday, saying the presence of warships were part of a "hybrid war" that had made navigation in the Black Sea and Azov Sea virtually impossible.In a statement by the foreign ministry, Ukraine said Russia's actions "show blatant disregard for the rules and principles of international law" and that Kyiv would work together