PML 9000
 

Upbound at Mission Pt. being pushed by the Avenger IV, June 28, 2014.
(Matt Miner)


The 4,285 gross ton deck cargo barge PML 9000 (C822480) joined Purvis Marine Ltd. in 2000. It arrived at Sault Ste. Marie, ON, from Jacksonville, FL, on May 19, 2000, pushed by the Anglian Lady. The vessel was constructed by Bethlehem Steel, Shipbuilding Division, at San Francisco, CA, in 1968 and was originally known as the Palmer.

The 400' long by 76' wide by 20' deep barge initially worked for the Crowley Maritime Corp. before moving to Canada for Great Lakes service under the Purvis banner.


Adapted with permission from "The Ships of the Purvis Marine Fleet" by Buck Longhurst, Skip Gillham.



Barge Particulars
Length 400' 00" (121.92m)
Beam 76' 00" (23.17m)
Depth 20' 00" (6.1m)
Capacity 4,285 tons
Previous Names
PML 9000 2000 - Today
Palmer 1968 - 2000

 


Waiting to be loaded at Essar Steel, June 28, 2008.
(Matt Miner)

Close up of the stern.
(Matt Miner)

Tied up at Purvis West with the Nindawayama ahead of her, June 29, 2009.
(Matt Miner)

Loaded with scrap iron with the Avenger IV towing it in Duluth Harbor, Oct. 11, 2009.
(Tom Caine)

Fully loaded at Mission Pt with the Anglian Lady, June 30, 2010.
(Matt Miner)

Stern veiw.
(Matt Miner)

Loaded with scrap iron from Hallet 5 in Duluth, Sept. 12, 2010.
(Tom Caine)

Unloading stone in Cheboygan, May 2, 2011.
(Jon Paul Michaels)

John Spence towing the barge loaded with large industrial fabrications from Cherubini Metal Workers in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Aug. 6, 2013.
(Ron Beaupre)

Vigilant I on the tail of the barge as the tow passes Mariatown.
(Ron Beaupre)

Upbound at Mission Pt. being pushed by the Avenger IV, June 28, 2014.
(Matt Miner)

Stern view.
(Matt Miner)


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