ARNOLD W. OLIVER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ARNOLD W. OLIVER
    • Operator : TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PORT ARANSAS FERRY)
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 285
  • Location
    • City : PORT ARANSAS
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 64
    • Full Load Capacity : 20 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 100
  • Size
    • Register length : 90.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 44 Feet
    • Overall Length : 100 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 47 Feet
    • Load draft : 9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 32.6 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1996
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1038967

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PORT ARANSAS FERRY)

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN PORT ARANSAS AND HARBOR ISLAND, TX NOT MORE THAN 1 MILE FROM LAND; AND CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

B. L. DEBERRY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLES W. HEALD

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

J. C. DINGWALL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MARK G. GOODE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MICHAEL W. BEHRENS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

R. E. STOTZER, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

WILLIAM G. BURNETT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Interlake Steamship Christens First New US-flagged Laker in Nearly 40 Years

Interlake Steamship Christens First New US-flagged Laker in Nearly 40 Years

The Interlake Steamship Company held a christening ceremony in Cleveland on Thursday for its new vessel, Mark W. Barker, the first U.S.-flagged freighter built on the Great lakes in nearly four decades.“This is truly a historic celebration for our company and for the United States maritime industry as we proudly christen the newest vessel to join the U.S.

US' First Modern Laker Begins Maiden Voyage

US' First Modern Laker Begins Maiden Voyage

The newly built Mark W. Barker, the United States' first new Great Lakes bulk carrier in nearly 40 years, has embarked on its maiden voyage from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.“This is a monumental day for our company and the U.S. flag fleet as our much-anticipated freighter departs on her first voyage in what will be a long life of service on the Great Lakes,” said Mark W.

First Modern US-built Laker Begins Sea Trials

First Modern US-built Laker Begins Sea Trials

The Interlake Steamship Company said its new vessel, the Mark W. Barker, departed from Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding last week for the first stage of underway testing.The 639-foot-long vessel is the first new Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in the U.S. in nearly four decades.The builders trial marks the first time the ship has sailed under its own power.

Carnival Corp Names Weinstein as Next President & CEO

Carnival Corp Names Weinstein as Next President & CEO

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company, announced its current Chief Operations Officer Josh Weinstein will assume the role of President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, effective August 1, succeeding Arnold Donald, who is being appointed Vice Chair and member of the Boards of Directors.

Mackinac Island Ferry Goes Adrift After Steering Loss

Mackinac Island Ferry Goes Adrift After Steering Loss

Passengers were removed from a Mackinac Island ferry that suffered mechanical issues and went adrift in the Straits of Mackinac on Tuesday.The Star Line winter service ferry Huron had 144 passengers and four crewmembers on board when it lost steering at about 6 p.m. while on its way from Mackinac Island to St. Ignace, Mich., the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Holland America Line Ship to House Ukrainian Refugees

Holland America Line Ship to House Ukrainian Refugees

A Dutch-flagged cruise ship will provide a temporary home to some 1,500 Ukrainians who fled their country in the wake of Russia's invasion.Holland America Line said its vessel Volendam will be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and City of Rotterdam government officials.

Appeals Court Revives BP’s Fight Over Deepwater Cleanup Workers’ Claims

Appeals Court Revives BP’s Fight Over Deepwater Cleanup Workers’ Claims

A federal appeals court on Wednesday revived a fight between BP, two contractors, and an insurance company over who should pay for thousands of personal injury claims brought by cleanup workers after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and fire in 2010.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed most of a lower court’s rulings for contractors National Response Corp and O’Brien’s Resource

Princess Cruises Pleads Guilty to Violating 'Magic Pipe' Probation

Princess Cruises Pleads Guilty to Violating 'Magic Pipe' Probation

Carnival Corp.'s Princess Cruises has again pleaded guilty to violating its probation imposed as a result of its record $40 million criminal conviction for its "magic pipe" environmental crimes.The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday that Princess failed to establish and maintain an independent internal investigative office as required after pleading guilty to felony dumping and

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Regulator Orders Shell to Keep Prelude FLNG Output Shut Until it Can Prove It Is Safe

Australian oil and gas industry safety regulator NOPSEMA has ordered Shell to keep the giant Prelude FLNG facility off W. Australia shut until it can convince the regulator that it can keep the facility properly powered and that the safety systems are operational.The order comes after production from the floating facility was shut earlier this month after a sudden loss of power

ACBL Found Not at Fault for 2008 Mississippi River Collision and Oil Spill

ACBL Found Not at Fault for 2008 Mississippi River Collision and Oil Spill

Jeffersonville, Ind.-based barging company American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) said it has been cleared of any fault related to the 2008 Mel Oliver collision and resulting oil spill on the Mississippi River.The announcement comes after more than 13 years of legal proceedings and is the result of a settlement agreement reached on November 18, 2021, with the U.S.

New US-flagged Laker is First to Be Launched in Nearly 40 Years

New US-flagged Laker is First to Be Launched in Nearly 40 Years

A ceremony held at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding on Thursday marked the launch of the first U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in nearly four decades. The 639-foot Mark W. Barker, currently under construction for Ohio-based The Interlake Steamship Company, was floated in the large drydock at the Sturgeon Bay, Wis. shipyard.

Choked Port Won't Cancel Christmas, Britain Says

Choked Port Won't Cancel Christmas, Britain Says

Britain said on Wednesday that people should buy normally for Christmas and there would be no shortage of gifts after shipping containers carrying toys and electrical goods were diverted from the country’s biggest port because it was full.Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company