WEST VIRGINIA

  • General
    • Vessel Name : WEST VIRGINIA
    • Operator : AMHERST MADISON
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 5600
  • Location
    • City : CHARLESTON
    • STATE : WV
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 514
  • Size
    • Register length : 139.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 42.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 150 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 42.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 10 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9 Feet
    • Height : 46.6 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1967
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 507147

AMHERST MADISON

  • Area of Operation : KANAWHA RIVER--ALLOY AND HAREWOOD, WV TO OHIO RIVER--PITTSBURGH, PA TO CAIRO, IL; TENNESSEE RIVER MILE 250; MORGANTOWN, WV TO PITTSBURGH, PA; MON RIVER MILE 101
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING, SAND AND GRAVEL, COAL

MCS

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

AI

  • Type : Other Liquid Cargo Barge Not Elsewhere Included
  • Construction : Steel

ALABAMA

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ALAN P. HALL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ANDY MULLINS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BUS BROWN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. ED HARRIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLESTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DR. EDWIN H. WELCH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DREMA G. WOODS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

EARL FRANKLIN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELINOR D

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FLORENCE T

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

FRED WAY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GEORGE W. JONES III

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

IRON DUKE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

J. S. LEWIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LADY LOIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LAWSON W. HAMILTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

LUCEDALE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MAJOR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARY ELLEN JONES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MILTON

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MISS ANNE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

NELL

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

O NELSON JONES

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

RELIANT

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SHIRLEY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

TENNESSEE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

TOM COOK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

WILLIAM E. BARR

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

ABC

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

AMI

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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Big Ship Ready Port Dredging Kicks off 2020

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