AMERICA

  • General
    • Vessel Name : AMERICA
    • Operator : FIRE ISLAND FERRIES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : General Cargo / Passenger
    • Vessel Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 425
  • Location
    • City : BAY SHORE
    • STATE : NY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 49
    • Full Load Capacity : 95 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 149
  • Size
    • Register length : 81.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 23.4 Feet
    • Overall Length : 81.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 23.4 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 26 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2002
    • EQUIP2 : CRANE
    • EQUIP1 : 4 TON DIESEL
    • Coast Guard Number : 1125039

FIRE ISLAND FERRIES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : GREAT SOUTH BAY BETWEEN BAYSHORE, LONG ISLAND AND KISMET, SALTAIRE, FAIR HARBOR, DUNEWOOD AND OCEAN BEACH ON FIRE ISLAND; ATLANTIQUE, SEAVIEW AND OCEAN BAY PARK ON FIRE ISLAND
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS, FOOD, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT, BUILDING MATERIALS AND GENERAL CARGO

VOYAGER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

EXPLORER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

FIRE ISLAND BELLE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

FIRE ISLAND FLYER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

FIRE ISLAND MISS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FIRE ISLAND TRADER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FIRE ISLANDER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

FIREBALL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FIREBIRD

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

FIREISLAND QUEEN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

STRANGER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

TRAVELER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

VAGABOND

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

News

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US-flagged LNG Bunker Barge Launched

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Offshore Wind takes Center Stage at SUNY Maritime

Offshore Wind takes Center Stage at SUNY Maritime

More than 300 executives from the maritime industry, government and academia filled the conference hall at SUNY Maritime as the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler jointly hosted "Offshore Wind Power: Planning For America’s Ocean Energy" today in New York.

Metal Shark Expands Into Peru

Metal Shark Expands Into Peru

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Saudi Aramco to Buy LNG from US

Saudi Aramco to Buy LNG from US

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INSIGHTS: Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America's Central Port

INSIGHTS: Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America's Central Port

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OP/ED: The Jones Act is Worth Fighting For

OP/ED: The Jones Act is Worth Fighting For

The President says he wants to make American great again, so why is he trying to destroy the principal support system for America’s maritime industry? This week, we learned that President Trump is “seriously considering” issuing a broad waiver for the Jones Act, a critical law that requires domestic shipping in the U.S. to occur on ships that are built in the United States, fly the U.S.

Salvors Survey Grande America Wreck

Salvors Survey Grande America Wreck

Seabed survey and ocean exploration company Ocean Infinity said it has conducted urgent subsea search, inspection and operations on the wreck of the MV Grande America, which sank in the Bay of Biscay on March 12.Grande America capsized and sunk last month after its cargo of containers and vehicles caught fire during a voyage from Hamburg to Casablanca.

Tristar Orders Six Tankers at Hyundai Mipo

Tristar Orders Six Tankers at Hyundai Mipo

The Dubai-based Tristar Group announced that it has signed firm contracts for six new build 25,000 MT DWT, IMO Type 2 Oil and Chemical Tankers with South Korea shipbuilder, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.The vessels will be delivered between the middle of May 2020 till the first week of January 2021, said a press release from the fully integrated liquid logistics solutions provider.

ConRo Ablaze in the Bay of Biscay

ConRo Ablaze in the Bay of Biscay

Twenty-seven people have been rescued from an Italian-registered cargo ship that caught fire Monday night in the Bay of Biscay, about 150 miles southwest of Brest. The Grimaldi Group owned combination container roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessel Grande America was sailing from Hamburg to Casablanca when its cargo of containers and vehicles caught fire around 8 p.m.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada.

Interview: Volvo Penta’s ‘Full Charge’ into Electric & Hybrid

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Shipbuilding: Hurtigruten Hybrid Construction Forges Ahead

Shipbuilding: Hurtigruten Hybrid Construction Forges Ahead

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