Ohio based US-flag lake-fitted bulk ship operator Interlake Steamship controlled 1952 built lake-fitted handysize bulk carrier 24K DWT MV Kaye E Barker moored safely after grounding off Michigan. MV Kaye E Barker refloated late Monday afternoon. 1952 built lake-fitted handysize bulk carrier 24K DWT MV Kaye E Barker ran aground in the morning hours in Lake Michigan off the US port of Muskegon. Ohio based US-flag lake-fitted bulk ship operator Interlake Steamship performed some lightering and refloated the handysize bulk carrier late afternoon. Interlake Steamship stated that there were no injuries, pollution or damage to the MV Kaye E Barker as a result of the grounding, but its cause has not yet been determined. The US-flagged 1952 built lake-fitted handysize bulk carrier 24K DWT MV Kaye E Barker had become stuck in the sand just off the harbour’s outer breakwall as the bulk carrier approached the port at a slow speed. Interlake Steamship controlled 1952 built lake-fitted handysize bulk carrier 24K DWT MV Kaye E Barker was carrying around 23,000 tonnes of stone from the Ontario port of Meldrum Bay when the ship ran aground. MV Kaye E Barker is classed by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and has P&I (protection and indemnity) insurance from Steamship Mutual. MV Kaye E Barker had previously become ensnared on a sandbar at almost precisely the same location almost one year ago. In the year 2017, the US-flagged 1952 built lake-fitted handysize bulk carrier 24K DWT MV Kaye E Barker had been previously embroiled in a collision while navigating Lake Michigan. The incident resulted in harm to a small watercraft and led to a temporary shutdown of a drawbridge that spanned an inlet to Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Interlake Steamship Company can trace its distinguished heritage back to 1883, when Pickands Mather & Company was first established. Over the course of more than a century, our company has undergone a remarkable transformation – from the vessels we operate, to the goods we transport, to the cutting-edge technology we employ, to the ports we call upon, and even to our very name. Throughout this remarkable evolution, the Interlake Steamship Company has remained steadfastly committed to serving the needs of our valued Great Lakes customers and our cherished region, navigating through the ever-shifting tides of change. As a proud and devoted family-owned enterprise, we pledge to continue doing everything within our power to support the growth of Great Lakes shipping, while delivering unparalleled excellence in service to the discerning market.Currently, Ohio based US-flag lake-fitted bulk ship operator Interlake Steamship operate and manage a versatile fleet of nine (9) self-unloading bulk carriers that range in carrying capacity from 24,800 to 68,000 DWT. 25-April-2023
Ohio based US-flag lake-fitted bulk ship operator Interlake Steamship has ordered the first new Great Lakes fitted bulk carrier since 1983. Great Lakes fitted bulk carrier will be constructed at Wisconsin Shipyard. Wisconsin Shipyard is owned by Italian Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. Great Lakes fitted bulk carrier will be delivered to Interlake Steamship in the middle of 2022. Great Lakes fitted bulk carrier will have a self-unloading mechanism and will be the first laker built in the Great Lakes area since 1983. Great Lakes fitted bulk carrier will be 28K DWT.
Interlake Steamship is the biggest privately-owned US-flag shipowner and operator on the Great Lakes. Interlake Steamship owns and operates nine (9) Great Lakes fitted bulk carriers. Interlake Steamship is led by president Mark Barker. Interlake Steamship and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding had a prolonged business connection. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has completed exhaust-gas scrubber installations, as well as regular maintenance and regulatory dry-dockings on Interlake Steamship’s bulk carriers. 10-April-2019
Interlake Steamship’s 1952 built handysize laker 28K DWT MV Kaye E Barker struck into drawbridge on 16 July 2017 on Lake Michigan. MV Kaye E Barker was transporting coal cargo. No injuries or pollution have been reported. M/V Kaye E Barker is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and P&I club Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association. 17-July-2017
Ohio based US-flag lake-fitted bulk ship operator Interlake Steamship installed exhaust gas scrubbers on bulk carriers in order to comply with IMO 2020 low sulfur 0.5% provisions in January 2020. Exhaust gas scrubber is installed on 1977 built lake-fitted bulk carrier 61K DWT MV Mesabi Miner and 1981 built 69K DWT Paul Tregurtha. 12-April-2017