USC

  • General
    • Vessel Name : USC
    • Operator : RLB CONTRACTING, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Dry Cargo Deck Barge
    • Vessel Type : Flat / Deck Barge
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
  • Location
    • City : PORT LAVACA
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 214
    • Full Load Capacity : 440 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 120 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 120 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 1.5 Feet
    • Height : 8 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1980
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 618491

RLB CONTRACTING, INC.

  • Area of Operation : GIWW BEAUMONT TO CORPUS CHRISTI
  • Principal Commodity : TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT TO JOB SITE (DREDGING OPERATION); CUTTER SUCTION DREDGE

KS

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Enabling America’s Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity

Enabling America’s Offshore Renewable Energy Opportunity

Offshore wind (OSW) energy is a new focus for the U.S. under President Biden, who highlighted it in his January 27, 2021 Executive Order on climate. Since then, there have been several new supporting developments:Rulings by the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP);Announcement that workers in Alabama and West Virginia are supplying 10

Congress Provides Last-minute Help for Small Inland and Coastal Ports

Congress Provides Last-minute Help for Small Inland and Coastal Ports

In two major pieces of legislation passed by Congress at the end of 2020 and the beginning of this year, Congress addressed the difficulty that many smaller inland and coastal ports have in obtaining funding for their infrastructure projects. First, on December 11, 2020 Congress passed the William M.

Fact Check: J.P. Morgan Did Not Sink the Titanic

Fact Check: J.P. Morgan Did Not Sink the Titanic

A widely-shared meme has taken several facts about the Titanic out of context to make unsubstantiated claims that imply the ship’s sinking was a deliberate act. This is not true—experts widely agree the sinking of the Titanic was an accident. The meme was posted to Facebook on March 1 and has been shared more than 600 times (here).

Streamlining and Simplifying US Government Guaranteed Vessel Financing

Streamlining and Simplifying US Government Guaranteed Vessel Financing

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has taken several steps to streamline and simplify the Federal Ship Financing Program under Chapter 537 of Title 46 of the U.S. Code (commonly referred to as Title XI). The Title XI program provides for a full faith and credit guarantee by the United States government to promote the growth and modernization of the U.S. merchant marine and U.S. shipyards.

Working Out the Election’s Impact on the US Workboat Industry

Working Out the Election’s Impact on the US Workboat Industry

By the time this article is published, voting will have concluded in the 2020 United States presidential election. Based on the possibility of legal challenges to the election, however, it may be some time before we know who will be occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on January 20, 2021. Additional uncertainty may linger with regard to control of the Senate.

U.S. FMC Announces Ocean Carriers Audit Program

U.S. FMC Announces Ocean Carriers Audit Program

The Federal Maritime Commission has established a new audit program and dedicated audit team to assess carrier compliance with the Agency’s rule on detention and demurrage as well as to provide additional information beneficial to the regular monitoring of the marketplace for ocean cargo services.

Impact of Dredging on Maritime Law

Impact of Dredging on Maritime Law

In 1875, the General Moultrie was the first suction dredge built in the United States and was used in the Charleston River — until it sank within a year. During the same era, the city of Houston and other port towns formed companies like the Buffalo Bayou Ship Channel Company to build special-purpose vessels to clear and connect waterways for commercial vessel traffic.

US Sanctions: Spotlight on Russia

US Sanctions: Spotlight on Russia

This article will focus on U.S. sanctions on Russia/Ukraine. The Russia/Ukraine sanctions program is a complex mix of comprehensive, noncomprehensive and “sectoral” sanctions. It includes both primary sanctions aimed at U.S. persons and secondary sanctions aimed at non-U.S. persons.

[Letter to the Editor] Remotely Operated Locks: An Unnecessary Cyber Risk

[Letter to the Editor] Remotely Operated Locks: An Unnecessary Cyber Risk

In reference to the article Remotely Operated Locks: Progress, But Still Under Study, from the May 2020 edition of Marine News magazine.One can only wonder after the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity disaster why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still doggedly working to put every navigational lock and dam—our "critical infrastructure"—under a computer-operated, remote-controlled

Wasted Words: Post-casualty Apologies Are ‘Sorry’ Excuses

Wasted Words: Post-casualty Apologies Are ‘Sorry’ Excuses

Vessel collisions on America’s busy inland waterways have been a fact of life for a very long time. With towboats, barges, ferries, oceangoing ships and recreational vessels all jockeying for position in limited space, collisions (and even more near misses) are inevitable.Most of these incidents involving professional mariners do not lead to suspension and revocation (S&R) proceedings against

Borealis Acquires Elbsun Containership

Borealis Acquires Elbsun Containership

Borealis Finance, an Oslo-listed company indirectly owning a fleet of container and bulk vessels, has expanded its fleet.In a stock exchange filing on Tuesday, Borealis Finance said it had acquired the 2012-built, 3,600 TEU containership Elbsun.Borealis Finance paid $11,6 million for the containership.