UNCLE SAM

  • General
    • Vessel Name : UNCLE SAM
    • Operator : PROGRESSIVE BARGE LINE, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2000
  • Location
    • City : WESTWEGO
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 138
    • Full Load Capacity : 173 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 68.9 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 68.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9 Feet
    • Height : 42 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2012
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1242720

PROGRESSIVE BARGE LINE, INC.

  • Area of Operation : MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS OF LOUISIANA AND TEXAS
  • Principal Commodity : PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

FREEDOM

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JUSTICE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

OLD GLORY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PATRIOT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

SPIRIT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

PBL

  • Type : Liquid Cargo Barge (Double Hull)
  • Construction : Steel

News

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Total Makes 'Encouraging' North Sea Discovery

Total has made a hydrocarbon discovery at the Isabella exploration well in the UK Central North Sea, Neptune Energy, Total's partner in the project has informed.Neptune Energy has described Isabella as "an encouraging hydrocarbon discovery" which encountered hydrocarbons in Upper Jurassic and Triassic sandstone reservoirs, with 64 meters net pay encountered

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Along the 1,600-mile, ice gray arch of the St Lawrence Seaway, the 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season will lurch back to life on March 25 when the Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. reopen.The ceremonial opening signals a passage with passable ice and the 114th Great Lakes season for its fleet of 45 venerable lakers.

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

George Raymond Duclos, age 86, died peacefully on February 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Raymond and Albertine (Bertha Chenard) Duclos.  Born in 1933 in Fall River, MA, George spent most of his life in Westport, MA spending summers on the Watuppa Pond and moving to the Pond permanently in the 1960's.

Evergas Names The First 85,000m3 VLEC

Evergas Names The First 85,000m3 VLEC

Danish gas ship owner Evergas announced that the worlds first Type-C 85,000m3 very large ethane carrier (VLEC) JS INEOS MARLIN was successfully delivered to INEOS Trading and Shipping.The vessel will carry ethane from US to China, said a press release from the company.The vessel has the largest Type-C tank ever made and Evergas has pushed the limit to 85000 CBM with a newly constructed Trilobe

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

Offshore Wind: California's New Gold Rush

California Dreamin': In CA, offshore wind has unlimited potentialWhen it comes to States promoting renewable, non-fossil electricity generation, California surely leads the list, from utility-scale regional grids to individual rooftop solar panels.In fact, a December 2018 update from the California Energy Commission (CEC) estimates the state may already have exceeded an initial renewable

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

Trump to Meet with GOP Senators on Jones Act

President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican senators on Wednesday over a proposal to waive rules that only U.S.-flagged ships can move natural gas from American ports to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Northeast.The nearly 100-year-old Jones Act mandates the use of U.S.-flagged vessels to transport merchandise between U.S. coasts.

DCA to U.S. House: Fully Utilize HMT Fund

DCA to U.S. House: Fully Utilize HMT Fund

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to consider H.R. 2440, Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund bill on Monday October 28, 2019.  The bill may be presented in the House under “suspension of the rules.”“We strongly support the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund for intended purpose,” said William P.

Interview: Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink

Interview: Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink

Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink, discusses the pace and direction of high speed comms in maritime.Using metrics of your choice, put in perspective where we are today in terms of getting shipowners to adopt high speed communication solutions.The term broadband has been used in the maritime industry for at least a decade and if we are to follow the FCC’s definition which was

Fincantieri Cuts Steel on New Cunard Ship

Fincantieri Cuts Steel on New Cunard Ship

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has cut the first steel  for British–American cruise line Cunard’s newest ship to start construction on the 249th ship of the luxury cruise line, marking an exciting moment in the company’s 179-year history.  The yet unnamed ship will be the second largest ship to fly the Cunard flag

OSG Extends AMSC Charters for Tanker Quartet

OSG Extends AMSC Charters for Tanker Quartet

Florida-based tanker shipping company Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has exercised options to extend its bareboat charter agreements with Norwegian-American shipowner American Shipping Company (AMSC) for four vessels currently under charter from AMSC.The New York-listed Jones Act player said each bareboat charter agreement was extended for additional three-year terms

Wärtsilä Achieves New Benchmark with Hybrid Solution for Bulk Carriers

Wärtsilä Achieves New Benchmark with Hybrid Solution for Bulk Carriers

Wärtsilä reports it has achieved a new tech benchmark with the introduction of a hybrid installation for a bulk carrier, reportedly a maritime first.The system will be installed on the M/V Paolo Topic, a bulk carrier built at Onomichi Dockyard in Japan and managed by Marfin Management S.A.M.

Jotun Signs Agreement with HHI

Jotun Signs Agreement with HHI

Norwegian paints and coatings company Jotun Group announced that  it signed a memorandum of understanding with the world’s largest shipyards for a new type of marine paint that reduces solvent emissions by up to 90 percent.A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).