VIGILANT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : VIGILANT
    • Operator : KIRBY OCEAN TRANSPORT COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 5600
  • Location
    • City : NEW ORLEANS
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 109
  • Size
    • Register length : 127.4 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 40 Feet
    • Overall Length : 136.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 40 Feet
    • Load draft : 18 Feet
    • Light Draft : 14 Feet
    • Height : 67.2 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1978
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 599311

KIRBY OCEAN TRANSPORT COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : MYRTLE GROVE AND CRYSTAL RIVER; TAMPA AND MYRTLE GROVE; ABOVE ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND ACROSS GULF OF MEXICO
  • Principal Commodity : COAL, PHOSPHATE ROCK AND GRAIN

RELIANCE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RESOLUTE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOUISE HOWLAND

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MICKIE BIRDSALL

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MISS DOTT-O

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Genco Shipping & Trading has entered into an agreement to acquire three modern, eco Ultramax bulk carriers in exchange for six older Handysize vessels, the largest U.S. headquartered dry bulk shipowner announced Monday. The transaction with an unnamed trading partner is structured as an asset swap without monetary consideration or additional capital required.

Interview: Bob Merchent, CEO, Halter Marine

Interview: Bob Merchent, CEO, Halter Marine

Please describe your professional background and what attracted you to your current position.In June 2020, I was named president and chief executive officer of Halter Marine. I had been retired around six years. My wife and I bought a piece of property outside of Brookhaven, Miss., and we were enjoying retired life split between our country property and our home in Gautier, Miss.

US Seizes $27 Mln Found on a Cargo Ship in the Caribbean

US Seizes $27 Mln Found on a Cargo Ship in the Caribbean

U.S. authorities in San Juan, Puerto Rico seized $27 million of undeclared currency found inside boxes aboard a cargo ship bound for St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized the vacuum-sealed cash packs on board the vessel Norma H II during a joint investigation between CBP, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Waterways Council, Inc.’s 2020 Vision

Waterways Council, Inc.’s 2020 Vision

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is the national public policy organization that advocates for a modern, efficient inland waterways system. Abiding by our mission has meant success over our 17-year history. In 2020, WCI’s top priority is to conform the cost-share for Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF)-financed construction projects to require 25% of the project cost be derived from the IWTF and the

Genco Buys Newbuild Ultramax Bulker Pair

Genco Buys Newbuild Ultramax Bulker Pair

Dry bulk shipping company Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced on Wednesday that it has entered into agreements to acquire two 2022-built 61,000 dwt Ultramax vessels to be constructed at Dalian Cosco KHI Ship Engineering Co. Ltd. (DACKS). The vessels are expected to be delivered to Genco in January 2022.

Maritime Digitalizaton: The Electronic Lookout

Maritime Digitalizaton: The Electronic Lookout

Evidence mounts that vessel safety will benefit with technology enhancing the bridge lookout.Maritime safety regulations have – and for valid reasons – traditionally been strict and have often developed in ways that could hold up innovation. Almost two decades after the remedy of ‘goal-based’ standards and ‘technical equivalence’ arrived at the IMO

Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore workers in the North Sea are facing a twin threat: emerging new variants of the virus and increasing Covid-fatigue and complacency.

Demystifying Cyber Security

Demystifying Cyber Security

Recent cyber attacks to the US Government, the IMO, Maersk, amongst others has caused the world to pay attention to criminal cyber activities by foreign states, terrorists, and criminals.  The cyber attack against CMA CGM shut down services for close on two weeks.  Two days later, on October 30th the IMO was held hostage by a cyber attack.

New LNG Carrier Delivered to FLEX LNG

New LNG Carrier Delivered to FLEX LNG

Shipping company FLEX LNG said it has taken delivery of its latest newbuild, Flex Amber, from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea.Flex Amber is a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with 174,000 cubic meters of cargo space. The Marshall Islands-flagged ship is equipped with a highly efficient dual fuel slow speed two stroke engine (X-DF).

Port of Long Beach Reports Best August on Record

Port of Long Beach Reports Best August on Record

A strong start to the peak shipping season led the U.S.' second busiest container port to record its best August in its 109-year history.Dockworkers and terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach moved 725,610 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of container cargo last month, a 9.3% increase compared to August 2019, the port announced Wednesday.

Staying Vigilant On and Beneath the Waterline

Staying Vigilant On and Beneath the Waterline

The ocean is a very large and increasingly congested place. More and more shipping and industry is using it. But the risks hidden below the waterline, that established navigational tools don’t always detect, remain.But what if the trend for new surface-based sensor technology, the likes of which enable cars to detect potential collision hazards

OSV Helps Put Out Boat Fire in Texas

OSV Helps Put Out Boat Fire in Texas

An offshore supply vessel assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in responding to a boat fire Saturday near the Houston Ship Channel entrance in Galveston, Texas.Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston command center watchstanders were notified at 8:37 a.m. by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr stating they were responding to a blaze aboard a 25-foot pleasure craft with three people aboard.