The Floating Crane Choctawhatchee, a non-self-propelled, barge-mounted SeaTrax SeaKing crane with spuds, is assigned to the Tuscaloosa Project Management Office. Its mission is to perform snagging operations, debris and rock removal, and channel maintenance for the Black Warrior/Tombigbee (BWT) and Alabama River Systems from the mouth of the Mobile River to Birmingham and Montgomery, AL, respectively. It also sets and removes stoplogs and provides general support for lock repairs.
Built: 2003 by Bender Shipyards, Mobile, AL
Length x Breadth x Depth: 165' x 50' x 11'-6"
Vertical Clearance: 36'
Displacement: 1,221 long tons
Generators: 2 Caterpillar 3306B, 170 kW
Crane Capacity: 60 tons @ 55' radius, 120' boom
Buckets: Rock grapple, snag grapple, clamshell bucket, and dragline bucket
Original Cost: $7,055,300