The M/V Crimson White II, a 4,600 HP towing vessel and one of the largest vessels operating on the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway, was recently added to Cooper Marine’s fleet. Cooper Marine, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Cooper Group, Inc.
Formerly operated as the M/V Jinx P Smith, the M/V Crimson White II is a 108-foot long towing vessel, powered by EMD engines. The vessel is fully compliant with United States Coast Guard regulatory requirements, including 46 CFR Subchapter M. The acquisition of the M/V Crimson White II expands Cooper Marine’s fleet to 41 towing vessels.
“Acquiring the M/V Crimson White II bolsters our longstanding commitment of providing the industry’s most reliable barge affreightment services,” said Angus R. Cooper III, President of The Cooper Group, Inc. “Adding to our fleet one of the largest towing vessels currently operating on the Tenn-Tom provides our customers with continued assurance that Cooper Marine will always deliver the most reliable barge transportation services in the country.”
“As we continue to grow our world-class fleet with the addition of the M/V Crimson White II, we do so to best ensure our customers that they can continue to depend on Cooper Marine to offer the safest and most reliable barge transportation service in the industry,” said James C. Fowler, Managing Director of Marine & Stevedoring Operations for Cooper Marine.
Cooper Marine’s operations are powered by 41 towing vessels, 450 hopper barges, and one of the country's largest fleet of dry bulk gantry and floating derrick cranes. The company’s marine footprint includes the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway, Mississippi River, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Black Warrior River, Tennessee River, Tombigbee River, Mobile River, Ohio River, Illinois River, Arkansas River, and Cumberland River. Cooper Marine’s world-class stevedoring operations include two deep-draft bulk cargo terminals in the Port of Mobile and numerous inland marine terminals throughout the states of Alabama and Mississippi.
M/V Crimson White II Specifications
This 108 ft. long and 34 ft. wide vessel is powered by 2 Electro–Motive Diesel (EMD) engines. The vessel has a 50,000+ gallon fuel tank and is outfitted with six (6) crew staterooms, 5 ½ baths, and a full galley arrangement. The M/V Crimson White II is outfitted with a state-of-the-art National Railway Equipment Power Systems alarm system.