Jones Act

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the MMA, regulates maritime commerce in U.S. waters between U.S. ports. Section 27 of the MMA, better known as the Jones Act, requires that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried aboard U.S. Flag vessels, which are constructed in the U.S., owned by U.S. citizens and crewed by U.S. citizens. ISH has the largest Jones Act dry bulk fleet capacity. Vessels deployed under our Jones Act segment serve both Eastern U.S. coasts and the Gulf of Mexico and operate as the primary marine transporter of coal and phosphate rock.

Under our Jones Act segment, we deploy (i) two Bulk Carriers, one Integrated Tug-Barge unit, two Articulated Tug-Barge units, and one Harbor Tug (ii) one Belt Self-Unloading Coal Carrier and (iii) one vessel that transports Molten Sulphur. Currently, the two Bulk Carriers primarily transport coal and phosphate but are capable of transporting grain and other PL-480 preference cargoes internationally. We also own an additional Articulated Tug-Barge unit, currently inactive but could be redeployed upon market demand. Coal, petroleum coke, phosphate rock, sulphur and fertilizer are the principal cargoes carried by our Jones Act vessels.

Coastal 101 / Louisiana Enterprise

Owner and Operator United Ocean Services,LLC
Classification ABS
Delivery 1973 / 1984
Flag United States
Port of Registry Tampa, FL
Type Articulated Tug Barge
Barge Length Overall 550 ft
Barge Draft (S.S.W.) 34.7 ft
Barge Deadweight (S.S.W.) 33,000 l/t
Barge GRT 14,379
Barge NRT 14,379
Barge Holds / Hatches 4 / 9
IMO No. (Tug) 7236024

Coastal 202 / Florida Enterprise

Owner and Operator United Ocean Services,LLC
Classification ABS
Delivery 1977 / 1977
Flag United States
Port of Registry Miami, FL
Type Integrated Tug Barge
Barge Length Overall 585.7 ft
Barge Draft (S.S.W.) 36 ft
Barge Deadweight (S.S.W.) 32,695 l/t
Barge GRT 16,728
Barge NRT 9,432
Barge Holds / Hatches 4/9
tug IMO No. 7532741

Sulphur Enterprise

Owner and Operator Sulphur Carriers, Inc.
Classification ABS
Delivery 1994
Flag United States
Port of Registry Mobile, AL
Type Molten Sulphur Carrier
Length Overall 159.7 M
Draft (S.S.W.) 10.69 M
Deadweight (S.S.W.) 27,240.5 LT
GRT 16771
NRT 5031
Tanks 4
Cargo Tank Capacity 98,200 BBLS
IMO No. 1024115

Texas Enterprise

Owner and Operator United Ocean Services,LLC
Classification ABS
Delivery 1981
Flag United States
Port of Registry Tampa, FL
Type Bulk Carrier
Length Overall 587 ft
Draft (S.S.W.) 35.3 ft
Deadweight (S.S.W.) 36,476.1 l/t
GRT 21,734 l/t
NRT 11,232 l/t
Holds/Hatches 6/6
IMO No. 7821154