WILLIE FRANKLIN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : WILLIE FRANKLIN
    • Operator : MISSISSIPPI LIMESTONE CORPORATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 185
  • Location
    • City : FRIARS POINT
    • STATE : MS
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 15
  • Size
    • Register length : 43 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 12 Feet
    • Overall Length : 43 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 12 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 18.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1951
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 261386

MISSISSIPPI LIMESTONE CORPORATION

  • Area of Operation : HELENA TO GREENVILLE
  • Principal Commodity : SAND, GRAVEL AND GRAIN

ANNE DAVIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

CLINT DAVIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

JOE CLAY DAVIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SYDNEY DAVIS

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

AS

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

DB

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

M

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NITA

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

PTT

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

R

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RUSTY

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

S

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SPARKLE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

T

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TJ

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Top West Coast Ports as Union Talks Loom

U.S. Labor Secretary Visits Top West Coast Ports as Union Talks Loom

The U.S. labor secretary on Tuesday met with unions and employers at the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California as anxiety builds ahead of next year's contract negotiations covering roughly 22,000 West Coast dockworkers.The contract expires in July, and the stakes are particularly high at the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex that handles some 40% of U.S. imports.

Metal Shark Bulding Military Patrol Vessel for Guyana Defense Force

Metal Shark Bulding Military Patrol Vessel for Guyana Defense Force

Louisiana-based boat builder Metal Shark is building a welded aluminum monohull patrol vessel for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF).Construction of the 115ft x 27ft (35m x 8m) vessel is underway at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard on the new 115 Defiant multi-mission vessel designed in-house by Metal Shark’s engineering team and being acquired by the GDF via direct purchase.

Metal Shark Inks Deal to Build Fire Island Ferries to EBDG Design

Metal Shark Inks Deal to Build Fire Island Ferries to EBDG Design

Metal Shark won a contract to build a new vehicle ferry for Fire Island Ferries, a vessel designed by Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG).Construction of the new Fire Island Maid recently commenced at Metal Shark’s Bayou La Batre, Alabama shipyard, and the 70 x 23-ft.vessel features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

U.S. Thinking of Barring Russian Ships from U.S. Ports

U.S. Thinking of Barring Russian Ships from U.S. Ports

The Biden administration is considering following Canada in barring Russian ships from U.S. ports, a government official said on Wednesday.A White House spokeswoman said no decision has been made.On Tuesday, Canada shut its ports to Russian-owned ships and barred them from Canadian waters.Russian-flagged ships represent a very small percentage of U.S.

US Supplying Ukraine with Over 20 Metal Shark Military Vessels

US Supplying Ukraine with Over 20 Metal Shark Military Vessels

The United States is providing Ukraine with a range of defense articles, including 23 welded-aluminum military vessels built by Louisiana-based Metal Shark, to help Ukraine to better protect its coastline, waterways and ports.Last week it was announced that six of the U.S. Navy’s new 40 PB maritime combat vessels would be sent to Ukraine as part of a $450 million security assistance package.

WINDEA CTV Starts Construction of Three Crew Transfer Vessels Aimed for U.S. Offshore Wind Market

WINDEA CTV Starts Construction of Three Crew Transfer Vessels Aimed for U.S. Offshore Wind Market

U.S.-based offshore wind crew transfer vessel company WINDEA CTV has started construction of three 30-meter hybrid-ready CTVs.  Two of the Incat Crowther-designed CTVs will be constructed at St. Johns Shipyard in Palatka, FL and one will be built at Gulf Craft in Franklin, LA. The CTVs are scheduled to be delivered in 2023 and will go immediately into service for GE Renewables.

Metal Shark Awarded $36 Million Patrol Boat Deal

Metal Shark Awarded $36 Million Patrol Boat Deal

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been awarded a contract  to establish fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023 pricing for Near Coastal Patrol Vessels (NCPVs) seven through 10, and accompanying outfitting, testing, spares, tools, travel, reactivation, crew familiarization, exportation and transportation, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Metal Shark Delivers Pilot Boat to Pascagoula Pilots

Metal Shark Delivers Pilot Boat to Pascagoula Pilots

Boat builder Metal Shark said it has delivered a 55- by 17-foot welded aluminum pilot boat to the Pascagoula Bar Pilots Association in Mississippi.Designed by Metal Shark’s in-house engineering team and built at the company’s Franklin, La. shipyard, the new Singing River Island is the second Metal Shark pilot boat to join the Pascagoula Pilots fleet.

Heddle Shipyards Wins CCGS Amundsen Life Extension Contract

Heddle Shipyards Wins CCGS Amundsen Life Extension Contract

Heddle Shipyards said it has been awarded the vessel life extension of the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.This week, the CCGS Amundsen will arrive at the Port Weller Dry Docks in Canada, the St. Catharines, Ontario, where it will stay through June 2022. The eight-month refit valued at approximately $12,000

Lebanon-Israel Maritime Border Talks Need to Be Quick, U.S. Mediator Says

Lebanon-Israel Maritime Border Talks Need to Be Quick, U.S. Mediator Says

The U.S. mediator for indirect talks on border demarcation between Lebanon and Israel said on Thursday that the negotiations he was hoping to revive should be concluded in a short period if they were to succeed.Amos Hochstein, speaking to Al Hadath TV during a visit to Beirut, said holding the indirect talks last year between the two sides in the presence of the United States and the United

Louisiana Students Take Mississippi River Tour Field Trip

Louisiana Students Take Mississippi River Tour Field Trip

Dozens of South Louisiana middle and high school students eager to learn about careers in the maritime industry enjoyed a cool, windy autumn day on the mighty Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish at the first-of-its-kind Maritime Field Trip.The daylong field trip was organized and coordinated by a group of maritime industry partners and featured Crescent River Port Pilots.