BEN FRANKLIN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BEN FRANKLIN
    • Operator : CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : PHILADEL- PHIA
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 65
    • Passenger Capacity : 350
  • Size
    • Register length : 84.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 25 Feet
    • Overall Length : 91 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 25 Feet
    • Load draft : 4.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 39 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1987
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 911518

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LLC

  • Area of Operation : DELAWARE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES BETWEEN REEDY POINT DELAWARE AND TRENTON NEW JERSEY

News

Ocean Cleanup Struggles to Fulfill Promise to Scoop Up Plastic at Sea

Ocean Cleanup Struggles to Fulfill Promise to Scoop Up Plastic at Sea

Docked at a Canadian port, crew members returned from a test run of the Ocean Cleanup's system to rid the Pacific of plastic trash were thrilled by the meager results — even as marine scientists and other ocean experts doubted the effort could succeed.The non-profit, launched in 2013 amid buoyant media coverage, hopes to clear 90% of floating plastic from the world's oceans by 2040.

Multimission Vessels: Interest Across All Sectors

Multimission Vessels: Interest Across All Sectors

The development and construction of multimission vessels (MMVs) remains active across the maritime market.The ability to perform multiple tasks when those different duties are needed is central to an MMV’s value. Multimission capabilities mean that an expensive asset doesn’t sit idle when it isn’t being used for a singular purpose, such as firefighting.

The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats

The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats

The Navy is known for its big ships. It has a lot of smaller boats and craft, too—3,200 of them.The three primary stakeholders for these craft are the Surface Fleet, Commander Navy Installations Command and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. Other stakeholders include Submarine Forces; Air Forces (which own the aircraft carriers); Naval Special Warfare; the Coast Guard; Naval Facilities Command

US Explores Wind Energy Potential in Gulf of Mexico

US Explores Wind Energy Potential in Gulf of Mexico

The Biden administration on Tuesday said it will explore the potential of offshore wind energy development in the Gulf of Mexico, part of its goal to supercharge growth in clean energy over the next decade."This is an important first step to see what role the Gulf may play in this exciting frontier,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement.

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

“I hold no branch in higher esteem, than the Merchant Marine…”That is a quote from General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific in WWII. That one sentence sums up National Maritime Day. Inasmuch if it were not for our glorious Merchant Marine and maritime industry, we may not even have been a nation at all.

Second Jones Act Waiver Granted to Citgo After Colonial Outage

Second Jones Act Waiver Granted to Citgo After Colonial Outage

The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a maritime shipping waiver allowing it to move fuel between U.S. ports on a foreign flagged vessel, two sources told Reuters on Friday, making it the second company to secure one this week.The waivers are intended to help ease distribution of fuel after a major pipeline serving the U.S.

Bollinger Buys Gulf Island’s Shipyard Facilities

Bollinger Buys Gulf Island’s Shipyard Facilities

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication’s shipyard facilities in nearby Houma for approximately $28.6 million.The purchased site encompasses 437 acres on the west bank of the Houma Navigation Canal, of which 283 acres is unimproved land that is available for expansion.

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to Resign

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to Resign

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Thursday she would resign, citing the intrusion of the U.S. Capitol by violent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump.Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is the first Cabinet secretary to announce her departure after the events.

Brazilian Prosecutors Sue Maersk Over Alleged Corruption

Brazilian Prosecutors Sue Maersk Over Alleged Corruption

Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a civil lawsuit against Danish shipping company Maersk and former executives representing the firm for alleged corruption involving shipping contracts with state-run oil firm Petrobras, they said on Friday.The lawsuit requests that a judge freeze almost 1 billion reais ($198 million) in assets in order to make sure funds are available to pay for damages

US Shipyards: Always on the Job Hunt

US Shipyards: Always on the Job Hunt

American shipyards form an important economic engine, supporting nearly 400,000 jobs, $25.1 billion of labor income and $37.3 billion in gross domestic product (GDP), according to figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD).It’s a good thing, then, that U.S.

UK Special Forces Storm Oil Tanker, Detain Stowaways in English Channel

UK Special Forces Storm Oil Tanker, Detain Stowaways in English Channel

British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who had threatened the crew in a suspected hijacking.Troops from the Special Boat Service, a navy special forces unit whose headquarters in just a few miles away from where the vessel began showing signs of distress

USCG Awards Four More Fast Response Cutters to Bollinger Shipyards

USCG Awards Four More Fast Response Cutters to Bollinger Shipyards

Bollinger Shipyards said it has been awarded contracts to build four additional Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) for the U.S. Coast Guard, bringing the total number of FRCs awarded to the Louisiana shipbuilder up to 60 vessels since the program’s inception. The Coast Guard’s Program of Record is to procure 64 FRCs.