THE HOUSTON/BENTON COUNT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : THE HOUSTON/BENTON COUNT
    • Operator : TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 220
  • Location
    • City : ERIN
    • STATE : TN
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 14
  • Size
    • Register length : 38.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 12 Feet
    • Overall Length : 38.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 12 Feet
    • Load draft : 4.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4.6 Feet
    • Height : 24 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1957
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 274057

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN POINTS AT MILE 78 ON THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND AT MILE 104 ON THE CUMBERLAND RIVER
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND AUTOMOBILES

LUCILLE II

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATIENCE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CUMBERLAND II

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

THE CUMBERLAND

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

THE DANVILLE FAXON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Cold Snap Shuts Houston Ship Channel

Cold Snap Shuts Houston Ship Channel

A deep freeze that hit Texas over the weekend wrought more havoc on the U.S. energy sector on Tuesday, curbing output in the largest U.S. oil field, knocking out a fifth of the nation's refining capacity, and shutting a key shipping channel in Houston.Historic cold has knocked out roughly 4 million barrels per day of refining capacity, more than one-fifth of national capacity

OTC 2021 Postponed

OTC 2021 Postponed

One of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry will be postponed next year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The Offshore Technology Conference, which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Houston annually, will be postponed from May 3-6 to August 16-19, the event's board of directors announced Monday

Ingram Barge to Acquire Cheryl K and San Jacinto River Fleet

Ingram Barge to Acquire Cheryl K and San Jacinto River Fleet

Nashville-based Ingram Barge Company announced Tuesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Houston Fleeting Services has reached a deal to acquire the business assets Houston-based Cheryl K and San Jacinto River Fleet. According to Ingram Barge, the purchase allows it to expand its footprint into the Houston area and along the Texas Gulf Coast while simultaneously growing its logistics

Iranian Fuel Seized by US Remains in Tankers at Sea

Iranian Fuel Seized by US Remains in Tankers at Sea

Tankers carrying Iranian gasoline that was confiscated by the U.S. government and became embroiled in a court ownership battle have struggled to discharge in the United States, shifting course over the last week.The U.S. Department of Justice last month seized over 1 million barrels of Iranian fuel on board four privately-owned tankers bound for Venezuela

Tanker Carrying Gasoline Seized by US Arrives off Texas

Tanker Carrying Gasoline Seized by US Arrives off Texas

A tanker containing a cargo of Iranian gasoline confiscated by the United States arrived on Wednesday at a Texas port where it was preparing to discharge, according to a pilots group spokesperson.The Euroforce arrived off of Freeport, Texas, on Wednesday and had retained Texas Marine Agency, a Houston-based cargo agent, in preparation to offload its fuel

US Energy Exports Severely Disrupted by Hurricane Laura

US Energy Exports Severely Disrupted by Hurricane Laura

Oil and gas exports from the United States have been severely disrupted by Hurricane Laura, with nearly a million barrels per day (bpd) of crude exports likely reduced this week by closures of U.S. Gulf Coast terminals and disruptions at ports.The hurricane also temporarily suspended operations at several liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in the world’s third largest exporter of the

Port of Houston Reopens as Hurricane Closure Lifted

Port of Houston Reopens as Hurricane Closure Lifted

The Port of Houston, the United States' largest energy export port, began reopening to commercial shipping on Thursday after a day-long closure due to Hurricane Laura, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Ports along the Texas and Louisiana coasts were closed as the Category 4 hurricane churned up the Gulf of Mexico and went ashore in Cameron, Louisiana, early Thursday.

US Seized Four Iranian Fuel Cargoes Bound for Venezuela

US Seized Four Iranian Fuel Cargoes Bound for Venezuela

The United States said on Friday it had confiscated four Iranian fuel shipments that had been bound for Venezuela, disrupting a key supply line for both Tehran and Caracas as they defied U.S. sanctions.U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran should not be sending cargoes to Venezuela and added that the seized shipments were bound for Houston, Texas, a major U.S.

Hornbeck Offshore Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Hornbeck Offshore Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Hornbeck Offshore Services has filed for chapter 11 to implement a prepackaged reorganization plan, according to a court filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston.The U.S.-based offshore vessel owner with more than $1 billion in long-term debt announed in March that it was negotiating wth lenders a restructuring support agreement and said it was moving toward a preackaged chapter 11 filing

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Canceled

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Canceled

The 2020 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic."While OTC’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for those in the offshore petroleum industry from around the world to meet and share knowledge, our first priority is to the health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors.

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Postponed

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Postponed

Offshore Technology Conference 2020, one of the world's largest conferences and exhibitions dedicated to the offshore energy industry, will be postponed this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.The OTC 2020 organizers said on Friday that the conference, originally scheduled for May 4-7, 2020, would be delayed.

Big Ship Ready Port Dredging Kicks off 2020

Big Ship Ready Port Dredging Kicks off 2020

The end of the 2019 saw some unprecedented funding measure pass through Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  The Gulf and East Coast have continued to receive significant funding to help deepen and widen navigational channels and gateways.  One of the projects passed into law included the Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Project.