Images of Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, coupled with Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’

Pusher Tug ‘Bouchard Girls’, married to Black Oil Tank Barge ‘B. No 295’
Tug 6,000 HP built in 1989 at Halter (Lockport) 

TUG DESCRIPTION: Call Sign WAG9386, IMO Number 8835102, Hull Number 1167. Built at Moss Point Marine (now part of VT Halter group) delivered in Dec 1989, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 38.71 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 38.71 m., Draught of 5.92 m., Moulded Depth of 6.40 m.,, Beam of 11.28 m., Gross Tonnage of 592, Tonnage of 177 International Net and 1,215 Dwt (long). INTERcon coupler system.

VESSELS’ OWNERS: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Technical Manager: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Operator: Bouchard Transportation Co Inc, Melville, New York, United States. Registered Owner: BOUCHARD TRANSPORTATION CO. INC. – MELVILLE.

MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Gen. Motors EMD 16-645-F7B – 2-stroke 16-cyl. 230mm x254mm bore/stroke 4,413mkW total at 900rpm. Marine Diesel Oil (MDO).
PROPULSOR: 2 x FP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical). Speed of 12.00 kts,
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

TANK BARGE B No 295 INFORMATION                                                                      Vessel name B. No. 295
Year Built 2006
Capacity 158,128 BBLs
Service Black Oil
Pumps 4
Specifications Download

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295‘ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Originally built in 1989 and double-hulled in 2006, black oil tank barge ‘B. No 295’ (155,000 bbl) is seen here married to pusher tug ‘Bouchard Girls’ (6,000 hp, built in 1989), while at anchor in the Mississippi River at Port Sulphur. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ in the Mississippi River

Jones Act Products & Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’
Built 2017 at AKER Philly Shipyard, 49,800 DWT

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was American Pride. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KAPD, IMO Number 9763863, Hull Number 28. Built at Philly Shipyard delivered in Nov 2017, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, P&I insurance with Steamship Mutual P&I, Length Overall of 183.33 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 174.00 m., Draught of 13.01 m., Moulded Depth of 19.10 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Lightship air draft of 41.80 m., Keel to mast air draft of 48.30 m., 52.50 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,708, Tonnage of 24,737 Panama Canal Net, 27,469 Suez Canal Net, 14,103 International Net, 10,551 Light Displacement and 49,041 Dwt (long)., MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts,

VESSEL’S MANGERS / OWNERS: American Petroleum Tankers LLC. American Petroleum Tankers LLC is a group company of Kinder Morgan. Operator: American Petroleum Tankers LLC. Registered Owner: AMERICAN PETROLEUM TANKERS XI, LLC.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 52,910 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps, Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 2, 6 Cargo Separations. Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 2.10 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 91.10 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Mild Steel cargo lines, Crude Oil Washing. High Level Alarms, Automatic Ullaging, Inert Gas System, Vapor Return Ashore, Centre Line Bulkhead.

POWER & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE: This equipment is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6S50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2000mm bore/stroke 8,058mkW total at 99rpm.
AUXILIARIES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen. – MaK4-stroke driving 3 x Marelli ac generator(s) at 2,400ekW total, (3,000kVA total).
PROPULSOR: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Bronze), HHI-EMD (HiMSEN), 99rpm.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 1 x Screw Shaft.
ENVIRONMENTAL EQUIPMENT: 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P750. 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – PANASIA Glo-En™ P350.
LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 1 x Crane, Hose – Dongnam DMC SWL 10 tons, 1 x Gantry, Engine Room – Dongnam DMC SWL 4 tons, 2 x Crane, Provision – Dongnam DMC.
BOILER EQUIPMENT: 1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Aalborg – Mission™ OL at 9 bar. 1 x Boiler, Exhaust Heated – Aalborg Mission™ OC at 9 bar.

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Evocatively named Jones Act Products / Chemical Tanker MT ‘American Pride’ is seen sailing upstream in the Mississippi River in Port Sulphur; built in 2017 at Aker Philadelphia, is beneficially owned by Kinder Morgan and operated Crowley Maritime; per Karatzas Marine Advisors’ estimate, present FMV at $130 mil. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Images of Jones Act Tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ in the Houston Ship Channel

Images of MT ‘Palmetto State’ Sailing Upstream in the Houston Ship Channel
Products & Chemicals Tanker, 48,600 DWT, built in 2017 at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, USA


MT ‘Palmetto State’ is a Jones Act Products and Chemicals Tanker, qualified in the cabotage trade within territorial national waters; Jones Act vessels have to be a) built in the United States, b) owned by U.S.-citizens and c) crewed by U.S.-citizens. The estimated replacement cost of a Jones Act Products & Chemicals Tanker, similar to MT ‘Palmetto State’ is an estimated $140 mil in 2018. MT ‘Palmetto State’ was built in the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, CA. There is nome more shipbuilder in the USA capable of building similar vessels, the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia, PA. We had the opportunity to photograph MT ‘Ohio’ (similar tanker but built at Aker Philadelphia) in New Orleans, LA in December 2015.


 VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Palmetto State. Handy Tanker, Call Sign KPSJ, IMO Number 9747584. Built at Gen. Dynamics NASSCO, Double Hull, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 185.95 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 178.00 m., Draught of 12.80 m., Beam of 32.00 m., 56.70 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, Gross Tonnage of 29,525, ECO 50K PRODUCT, MAN B. & W. Engine, Speed of 14.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 9,925.

VESSEL OWNERS & MANAGERS: American Petroleum Tankers LLC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. American Petroleum Tankers LLC is a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Cargo Capacity of 51,225 cu.m., Segregated Ballast Tanks, 12 Tanks, 12 Pumps with a total Capacity of 14,400 cu.m., Epoxy Tank Coating, IMO Class 3, Heat Exchangers, Maximum heating capacity of 66 degrees Celsius, 6 Cargo Separations. 6 Cargo Manifolds, Closed Loading System, Manifold height above deck of 1.80 m., Distance from bow to centre manifold is 89.96 m., 12 Centrifugal Pump(s), Maximum operating capacity of cargo pumps is 14,400 t/hr, Crude Oil Washing.

OTHER DETAILS:  1 x Boiler, Oil/Gas fired – Kangrim – PB0301AS18, 1 x Boiler, Composite – Kangrim, 1 x Screw Shaft.  2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-600 – Electro-Cleen™ at 600cu.m/hr, 2 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-150 – Electro-Cleen™ at 150cu.m/hr, 1 x BWTS – Ballast Water Treatment System – TechCross ECS-450 – Electro-Cleen™ at 450cu.m/hr.

LIFTING EQUIPMENT: 2 x Cranes SWL 4 tons, 1 x Crane Hose SWL 10 tons, 1 x Gantry, No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE, AUXILLIARIES & PROPULSION:
MAIN ENGINE is designed to be LNG ready. 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 6G50ME-B9.3 – 2-stroke 6-cyl. 500mm x2500mm bore/stroke 7,300mkW total at 88.50rpm.

AUXILIARIES:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – MAN Diesel & Turbo4-stroke driving 3 x Hyundai Electric HFJ7 568-08P – AC generator(s) at 3,000ekW total, (3,750kVA total).

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Samwoo, 100rpm.

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside bow detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside amidships detail with view of the cargo manifold. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Portside view of the accommodation and stern. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel; photographed here again that rising hot sun in Houston in April. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Panamax bulker MV ‘Sage Amazon’ moored and loading grains. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the bow and forward portside section of products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Another picture of the smokestack, accommodation and stern products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Built in the USA, products / chemicals tanker MT ‘Palmetto State’ sailing upstream in the Houston Ship Channel. Portside accommodation and stern view. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.

Images of American-flagged Vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ and the Statue of Liberty

Images of American-flagged Vessel MV ‘Green Cove’, One World Trade Center, Manhattan skyline, Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and the Statue of Liberty
Pure Car Carrier (PCC) Vessel, 5,980-ceu, built in 1999 in Japan

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Pegasus Leader. Ex-name is Pegasus Leader. Call Sign WDG5660, IMO Number 9181560. Built at Shin Kurushima, United States Flagged, ABS Classed, Length Overall of 199.93 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 190.00 m., Draught of 10.00 m., Moulded Depth of 15.25 m., Beam of 32.25 m., 54.40 Tonnes per Centimeter Immersion, , Tonnage of 17,270 International Net and 22,388 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 57,565.

VESSEL’S MANAGERS / OWNERS: Central Gulf Lines Inc, United States. Central Gulf Lines Inc was a subsidiary of International Shipholding Corp ISH with the latter filing for bankruptcy in 2016 – now part of the Seacor Holdings Inc. Technical Manager: LMS Shipmanagement Inc, United States.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 5,980 Cars, 12 Vehicle Decks, Lane Width of 8.00 m., 1 Stern Door/Ramp(s) with a Length of 40.00 m., a width of 13.50 m. and a maximum load of 150 tonnes, 1 Side Door/Ramp(s) with a Length of 20.00 m., a width of 4.20 m. and a maximum load of 30 tonnes, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, and is also able to transit the old locks.

POWER, PROPULSION & NAVIGATION:
MAIN ENGINE:  1 x Diesel – Mitsubishi 8UEC60LS – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 600mm x2200mm bore/stroke 14,121mkW total at 100rpm.

AUXILIARY:  3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x AC generator(s) at 3,300ekW total, (4,125kVA total).

PROPULSOR:  1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), 100rpm.

POS, PROPULSOR:  1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract cost of US$45 mil in 1997.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here north of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge with partial view of Fort Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; aft and stern view detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; detail view of the bow and navigation bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here against One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

American-flagged (but not Jones Act) car carrier vessel MV ‘Green Cove’ entering Upper New York Harbor; seen here with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

© 2013 – present Basil M Karatzas & Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co.  All Rights Reserved.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS:  Vessel description is provided in good faith and is believed to be correct and accurate but no assurances, warranties or representations are made herewith. Vessel description is provided for entertainment  purposes only. We have no responsibility whatsoever for any errors / omissions in vessel description.

Access to this blog signifies the reader’s irrevocable acceptance of this disclaimer. No part of this blog can be reproduced by any means and under any circumstances, whatsoever, in whole or in part, without proper attribution or the consent of the copyright and trademark holders of this website. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information herewithin has been received from sources believed to be reliable and such information is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing, no warranties or assurances whatsoever are made in reference to accuracy or completeness of said information, and no liability whatsoever will be accepted for taking or failing to take any action upon any information contained in any part of this website.  Thank you for the consideration.