ALEXANDRIA BELLE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ALEXANDRIA BELLE
    • Operator : UNCLE SAM BOAT TOURS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 700
  • Location
    • City : ALEXANDRIA BAY
    • STATE : NY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 62
    • Passenger Capacity : 440
  • Size
    • Register length : 82.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 32 Feet
    • Overall Length : 104 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 32 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.6 Feet
    • Height : 40 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1988
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 931822

UNCLE SAM BOAT TOURS, INC.

  • Area of Operation : ALEXANDRIA BAY AND CLAYTON, NY
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

FREEDOM I

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

ISLAND DUCHESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

ISLAND WANDERER

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

UNCLE SAM 7

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

UNCLE SAM II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

News

Vessels Queue Grows as Salvage Continues on the Intracoastal Waterway

Vessels Queue Grows as Salvage Continues on the Intracoastal Waterway

Nearly 200 towing vessels and 600 barges are queued on the Intracoastal Waterway while salvors work to clear a halved and partially sunken rock barge near Berwick, La., the U.S. Coast Guard said.A section of waterway has been closed since Sunday night, when a towing vessel pushing six rock-filled hopper barges ran aground at mile marker 99.

Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Metal Shark Delivers Two Pilot Boats to New Orleans

Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Jeanerette, La. production facility, Jet 1 and Jet 2 are 45-foot welded aluminum Defiant-class monohull pilothouse vessels featuring an extensively proven hull design.

Clipper Bulk Expands Fleet

Clipper Bulk Expands Fleet

Dry bulk shipping firm Clipper Bulk has reached an agreement to expand its fleet with the purchase of three Handysize cargo vessels.The Copenhagen-based company informed that it has bought three bulkers in close collaboration with a unnamed financial partner.The 2010-built vessels, featuring over 32,500 dwt, are expected to be delivered in the coming months

Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Last month Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was invited to join Admiral Karl Schultz, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, on a trek to New Orleans for an underway tour on board a mid-stream transfer operation in the Mississippi River. As the U.S. inland waterway system has endured historic water levels for more than six months

INSIGHTS:

INSIGHTS:

William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA).William P. Doyle is the CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Twice a U.S. Senate confirmed Presidential appointee to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Doyle has, over the course of a long and celebrated career, successfully worn many hats.

C&C Marine Celebrates 100th Barge Blasted

C&C Marine Celebrates 100th Barge Blasted

Just nine months after opening their new Robotic Paint and Blasting facility C&C Marine and Repair has announced the blasting of its 100th barge. “We knew we had the capability to blast and paint barges quickly and efficiently, but what we’ve been able to accomplish in these first nine months has exceeded our expectations in both speed and quality of blast” says C&C Marine and Repair’s owner

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Belle Chasse Marine Repowers with Volvo Penta

Reliability, Power, Fuel Savings and Minimal Downtime Key Factors in Repower Decision.Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, the largest launch service on the Lower Mississippi, puts a lot of hours on its fleet of crew and supply boats, which run day and night. One thing they can’t afford is downtime.“The river never closes, and neither do we.

U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support

U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support

Wednesday, 1 May: Late this afternoon, President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders from the Senate and House to discuss U.S. Maritime Policy.  On the table was the Jones Act.  President Trump assured the Congressional leaders that he is not seeking any changes to the Jones Act, nor is he seeking any waivers.

Companies Sue Valero for Bad Marine Fuel

Companies Sue Valero for Bad Marine Fuel

Two companies filled lawsuits this week in federal courts in Texas alleging that ships they operated in 2018 were damaged by contaminated bunker fuel sold by a Valero Energy Co subsidiary Valero Marketing and Supply Co, according to court documents.A Valero spokeswoman did not reply to a request for comment.The National Shipping Co of Saudi Arabia said it paid out more than $1.

Egypt Reopens Two Mediterranean Ports

Egypt Reopens Two Mediterranean Ports

Egypt on Saturday reopened the harbors of two of its Mediterranean ports, Alexandria and Dekheila, which had been shut due to bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said.The harbors were shut on Friday due to high waves and wind speeds, preventing ships from entering or leaving the ports, though loading and unloading within the ports was continuing normally, the authority said in a statement.

CSD General MacArthur Hits the Water

CSD General MacArthur Hits the Water

Texas-based, family-owned dredging business Callan Marine has  recently launched the General MacArthur, one of the largest cutter suction dredges in the U.S. market.At 290 feet in length and a 9 foot draft, the General MacArthur boasts 24,000 total installed horsepower.Powered by 3 Cat-MAK diesel engines, the dredge has a fuel capacity of over 300,000 gallons

Egypt Shuts Two Med Ports Due to Bad Weather

Egypt Shuts Two Med Ports Due to Bad Weather

Egypt on Friday closed the harbors of two of its Mediterranean ports, Alexandria and Dekheila, due to bad weather, the Alexandria Port Authority said.The harbors were shut due to high waves and wind speeds, preventing ships from entering or leaving the ports, though loading and unloading within the ports was continuing normally, the authority said in a statement.