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

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Weeks Marine Orders New Dredger at Eastern

Dredging contractor Weeks Marine has ordered a new trailer suction hopper dredger from Eastern Shipbuilding Group, to be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.The new dredge, RB Weeks, to be constructed at Eastern's Allanton shipyard in Panama City, Fla. will be a sister ship to the Eastern-built twin screw TSHD Magdalen placed into service in 2018.

Coronavirus-stricken Zaandam to Dock in Florida

Coronavirus-stricken Zaandam to Dock in Florida

Two Holland America Line cruise ships, including the coronavirus-hit Zaandam, are scheduled to dock at Port Everglades on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Florida port confirmed.The port said it would hold berths open for the two ships as details for the conditions of arrival are being finalized. An estimated time of arrival is to be determined.

Trump Urges Florida to Welcome Coronavirus-hit Cruise Ship

Trump Urges Florida to Welcome Coronavirus-hit Cruise Ship

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Florida officials to open an Atlantic Coast port to a Dutch cruise ship stuck at sea with a deadly coronavirus outbreak onboard, urging the governor to drop his opposition.Weighing in on the fate of Holland America Line’s MS Zaandam during a White House briefing, Trump said he would call Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Carnival Brands Pause Cruises for Another Month

Carnival Brands Pause Cruises for Another Month

Four of Carnival Corp’s cruise lines said on Monday they would extend the suspension of all voyages by a month to May due to the coronavirus crisis that has worsened over the past few weeks.The brands - Holland America Line, Carnival and luxury cruise ship operators Seabourn and Cunard - together operate 49 ships.

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Carnival-owned Holland America Line, owner and operator of the coronavirus-stricken MS Zaandam, announced it will extend its pause of global cruise operations for an additional 30 days, cancelling sailings scheduled to depart through May 14, amid continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns.

Four Passengers Die on Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Outbreak

Four Passengers Die on Cruise Ship with Coronavirus Outbreak

Four passengers have died on board the MS Zaandam, a cruise ship currently off the coast of Panama with dozens of guests suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on Friday.Zaandam had been on a South American cruise that departed Argentina on March 7 and had been scheduled to end in San Antonio, Chile on March 21.

Dredgers Make Way for USNS Comfort in New York

Dredgers Make Way for USNS Comfort in New York

Dredgers are expediting operations in New York to make way for the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will dock in the epicenter of America's COVID-19 outbreak to assist hospitals that become overrun by the pandemic.Dredging contractor Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was contacted last week and asked to begin dredging Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Berth 4 in anticipation of the arrival of the ship

42 People Sick on Cruise Ship Zaandam

42 People Sick on Cruise Ship Zaandam

Passengers aboard the cruise ship Zaandam are being quarantined after 42 people on board exhibited "influenza-like symptoms", the ship's operator Holland America Line said.As of Sunday morning, 13 passengers and 29 crew reported to the ship’s medical center, but it is unknown whether these are coronavirus cases as there is no COVID-19 testing available on board.

Developer Seeking New Home for SS United States

Developer Seeking New Home for SS United States

A real estate development company is looking for a U.S. city to become the new home for one of America's most historic ocean liners.Having reached a deal with the ship’s nonprofit owner last year, RXR Realty has been developing a plan to restore the famed SS United States and this week issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) seeking a permanent waterfront location where America’s

US-flagged LNG Bunker Barge Launched

US-flagged LNG Bunker Barge Launched

America’s first offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) barge has been launched for owner Q-LNG Transport, Mississippi shipbuilder VT Halter Marine announced on Wednesday.The Q-LNG 4000 barge, designed to carry 4,000 cubic meters of LNG, with dimensions of 324’ x 64’ x 32’.6”, will be operated as part of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit designed to meet the requirements of American Bureau of

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

USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced its expansion into the country of Peru, with a new patrol boat order now in production, and a multiyear co-production agreement recently established with the state-operated Peruvian shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA-PERU SA).