WESTERN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : WESTERN
    • Operator : AMERICAN BOAT COMPANY, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3500
  • Location
    • City : ALTON
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 599
  • Size
    • Register length : 155 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 36 Feet
    • Overall Length : 167 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 36.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 9.2 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7.1 Feet
    • Height : 48.4 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1956
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 271681

AMERICAN BOAT COMPANY, LLC

  • Area of Operation : ST. LOUIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING (CHARTERS TO OTHERS) GRAIN

ARROWHEAD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BETH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CLOLINGER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

DAN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

EASTERN

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack

Saudi-led Coalition Foils Remote Controlled Boat Attack

A Saudi-led military coalition fighting against Yemen's Houthi movement foiled an attack by two explosives-laden remote controlled boats deployed by the Houthis against Saudi Arabia's Jizan port, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Sunday.“The Royal Saudi Navy Forces detected the movement of two remote control explosive boats headed to the port of Jizan. They were intercepted and destroyed...

Western Towboat Founder Passes Away

Western Towboat Founder Passes Away

Robert “Bob” Shrewsbury, founder of Seattle-based tug and barge services provider Western Towboat, has passed away at the age of 94.Shrewsbury started Western Towboat along Ballard’s waterfront in 1948, operating with just one small tug the, ND Tobey, and working in the early days as business agent, captain and engineer.Today, the family owned company is run by Shrewsbury’s son, Bob Jr.

Why is Saudi Arabia Halting Red Sea Oil Shipments?

Why is Saudi Arabia Halting Red Sea Oil Shipments?

Saudi Arabia announced last week it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea's Bab al-Mandeb strait after Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two ships in the waterway.To date, no other exporters have followed suit. A full blockage of the strategic waterway would virtually halt shipment to Europe and the United States of about 4.

Saudi Oil Tanker Attacked Off Yemen Coast

Saudi Oil Tanker Attacked Off Yemen Coast

Yemen's Houthis attacked a Saudi oil tanker in the Red Sea, causing slight damage, an Arab coalition said on Wednesday, after the Houthis reported targeting a Saudi warship in the area.Saudi Arabia and its coalition of Sunni Muslim allies have been fighting in Yemen for three years against the Iran-aligned Houthis, who control much of north Yemen, including the capital, Sanaa

Key Oil Export Terminals Reopen in Libya

Key Oil Export Terminals Reopen in Libya

Tripoli-based National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday four export terminals were being reopened after eastern factions handed over the ports, ending a standoff that had shut down most of Libya's oil output.Production and export operations would be restored "within the next few hours", an NOC statement said, although the restart at Es Sider and Ras Lanuf

BP Long on Millions of Barrels of Crude off China

BP Long on Millions of Barrels of Crude off China

BP operates largest teapot marketing team among majors; four BP-chartered tankers have trouble unloading off China.   Four supertankers chartered by energy major BP have been held up or delayed off China's east coast over the last two months, unable to fully discharge oil as slowing demand from the country's private refiners starts to impact global markets.

Low Water Hampers Germany's Rhine, Danube Shipping

Low Water Hampers Germany's Rhine, Danube Shipping

Water levels on the Rhine and Danube in Germany have fallen after recent dry weather and freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded on some sections of the rivers, traders said on Wednesday.   The Rhine is too shallow for normal sailings around Cologne, traders said. All of the German section of the Danube is too shallow for full loads, they said.

BNSF: Crude Rail Service Could Resume Tuesday

BNSF: Crude Rail Service Could Resume Tuesday

BNSF Railway Co on Monday said it could resume service Tuesday on a stretch of northwestern Iowa track damaged when a train left the track and crude oil spilled from derailed cars.   The crude oil train derailed near Doon, Iowa, on Friday sending 32 rail cars off the track and spilling an estimated 230,000 gallons of oil into flood waters and toward a nearby river.

Beijing's South China Sea Building Boom Grows

Beijing's South China Sea Building Boom Grows

At first glance from above it looks like any clean and neatly planned small town, complete with sports grounds, neat roads and large civic buildings.   But the town is on Subi reef in the Spratlys archipelago of the hotly contested South China Sea and, regional security experts believe, could soon be home to China's first troops based in the maritime heart of Southeast Asia.

Under the Sea: A Roadmap for Renewable Energy

Under the Sea: A Roadmap for Renewable Energy

Thanks to increasing levels of debt financing for climate-aligned projects, wind-generated power has become one of the fastest-growing green industries. Jessica Williams, an Infrastructure Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, considers the submarine technologies that are making this progress possible.Renewable energy is making an increasing contribution to the electrical grid.

Libya Seizes Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling

Libya Seizes Tanker Suspected of Fuel Smuggling

Libya's naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said on Thursday.   Libya's western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidised gasoline to neighbours such as Tunisia and Malta, where retail prices are much higher.

Bulkers to Benefit as China Iron Ore Appetite Grows

Bulkers to Benefit as China Iron Ore Appetite Grows

It has been quite awhile since the global bulk carrier market has had much to cheer about, but U.S. dry bulk shippers are set to post strong revenue growth in the next two years thanks to soaring Chinese demand for high-grade iron ore from Brazil and Australia. To combat severe winter smog, China has slashed iron ore output