Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Guantanamo Bound Barge Loses 22 Containers Overboard

MIAMI —  The Coast Guard this week is responding to a report of 22 containers lost overboard from a TransAtlantic-operated barge about 18 miles east of Key Biscayne, Florida. The Coast Guard...

March 6, 2013
Total Views: 64

Sunday, January 27, 2013
nature's way endeavor tugboat

Crude Oil Barges Strike Railroad Bridge on Mississippi River, Spill Reported

The U.S. Coast Guard reports that two tank barges allided with a Mississippi River railroad overpass on Sunday, spilling an unknown quantity of light crude oil into the river. The...

January 27, 2013
Total Views: 4

Friday, November 30, 2012

Too Little, Too Late for Mississippi River Shippers

(Bloomberg) — Barge traffic on the Mississippi River will be stalled even if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides next week to release more water from a major tributary,...

November 30, 2012
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lawmakers Want Federal Emergency Declared Along Mississippi River

(Bloomberg) — Shippers and lawmakers are pressuring President Barack Obama to declare a federal emergency along the Mississippi River, citing potential “catastrophic consequences” in the Midwest if barge traffic is curtailed by low water...

November 28, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ingram Barge Co. Aquires United Barge Line, Expands Fleet

Ingram Barge Company has reached an agreement to acquire Florida-based U.S. United Barge Line, LLC (UBL), a wholly owned barge transportation subsidiary of United Maritime Group (UMG), in a deal...

April 19, 2012
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Barge Collision and Spill Closes Mississippi River Near New Orleans

A portion of the Mississippi was closed Friday morning after two barges collided causing an oil spill about 50 miles upriver from New Orleans. The Coast Guard said it was...

February 17, 2012
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Incident Video of The Week – Barge Hoist Fail

We don’t know much about this video other than the fact that it’s Russian and it was uploaded 6 days ago.  From what we can see, the crew was trying...

December 27, 2011
Total Views: 70

Monday, November 14, 2011

Incident Photo of the Week: Barge Upended Near Miami

We’ve already seen some close calls today, but hey, they were still close calls. This weeks actual incident photo comes to us via the USCG and shows a sinking barge...

November 14, 2011
Total Views: 61

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Crowley Deploys Double-Hull Petroleum Barges to Western Alaska

Barges are Among the First Double-Hulled, Environmentally Friendly Barges in Western Alaska Waters Anchorage, Alaska:  Crowley Maritime Corp. is deploying two new double-hulled, combination deck cargo and tank barges this...

June 22, 2011
Total Views: 49

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

American Commercial Lines Launches the First in a Series of Tanker Barges

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced today that it has launched the first in a series of tanker barges to be constructed at its Jeffboat manufacturing facility through 2012 to...

June 14, 2011
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crowley’s Double Hull Petroleum Tank Barges for Western Alaska

Crowley’s double-hull, environmentally friendly barges, 165-1 and 165-2 (SEATTLE, May 10, 2011) – Preparing to take environmental protection of Western Alaska waters to a whole new level, Crowley Maritime Corporation...

May 10, 2011
Total Views: 31

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nice save! Barge grounds in East River [VIDEO]

Check out this video of Eagle Service grounding just southwest of Hog Back in the East River in NYC. The video was shot and edited by Seth Greenspan, who was...

March 24, 2011
Total Views: 42

Saturday, April 3, 2010

RivTow Hercules – Self loading, Self Dumping Log Barge The above video is of the RivTow vessel Hercules, a self loading, self dumping log barge. Captain Don Rose tells us how the barge operates under normal operations:

April 3, 2010
Total Views: 110

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crews remove barge from Sandbridge, Va., beach

Crews this morning were able to free the 572-ft. barge that ran aground on a Virginia beach Thursday night after it broke free from a tug in severe weather.  The...

November 18, 2009
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Photo of The Week – Crowley’s newest heavy-lift deck barge

Crowley welcomed the newest 400-foot by 105-foot, heavy-lift deck barge to its fleet Saturday at a christening celebration at the Gunderson Marine shipyard in Portland, Ore. Micki Harrison, Crowley’s regional...

September 1, 2009
Total Views: 29

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Interesting Ship – Trans Sea Lifter

The Trans Sea Lifter, or TSL, is a uniquely innovative barge carrying system for short sea shipping that, according to their website, can execute 5 to 7 times the number...

August 20, 2009
Total Views: 2

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Grand Ocean No. 1 – Incident Photo Of The Week

This week’s incident photo comes from a friend who just rounded the Cape Of Good Hope. The photos show the barge Grand Ocean No. 1 on the beach at Jacob’s...

June 30, 2009
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Incident Photo of The Week – M/V Norwegian Dream (Again)

December 10, 2007 – Upon departure from Montevideo on The Rio de la Plata, the M/V Norwegian Dream fully loaded with passengers on a 23 day cruise, collided with an...

August 19, 2008
Total Views: 66

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Prison Ships

In need of a prison “ship” of your own? Bibby Renaissance has recently finished a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, and is ready for charter. Berthed in the Singapore region, she is ideally...

January 15, 2008
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Funicular Railway – Interesting Ship Of The Week

We are starting a new feature here on gCaptain titled “Interesting Ship Of The Week” and the first vessel we’d like to share this unusual barge transporter near Krasnoyarskaya Russia....

January 2, 2008
Total Views: 4