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

Carnival Mardi Gras Floated Out

Carnival Mardi Gras Floated Out

Carnival Cruise Line's next flagship was floated out at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland, the builder announced on Friday.The 180,000-gross-ton, 5,200-passenger cruise ship Mardi Gras will be the largest in the Carnival fleet upon delivery in October 2020.Ben Clement, Carnival’s senior vice president of newbuilds, says the the “one-of-a-kind” ship is a “game-changer”.

Keel Laid for Canadian Navy Joint Support Ship

Keel Laid for Canadian Navy Joint Support Ship

North Vancouver shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards on Thursday held a keel laying ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future joint support ship HMCS Protecteur.Scheduled for 2023 delivery, the newbuild is the first of two joint support ships to be constructed by Seaspan as part Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). With a length of 173.

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region.Britain's defence minister, Ben Wallace, ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to prepare to return to escort duties in the major oil shipping route as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in for

Shipping Sector Sets Course for Zero Carbon

Shipping Sector Sets Course for Zero Carbon

Leading ports, banks, oil and shipping companies on Monday launched an initiative which aims to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions on the high seas by 2030, in another step by the maritime sector to reduce CO2.International shipping accounts for 2.2% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the U.N.

Shipbuilding: Diversity Drives Derecktor

Shipbuilding: Diversity Drives Derecktor

Derecktor is a diverse boatbuilding organization, with a multitude of yards and long experience building  hundreds of yachts, workboats and military craft. Its shipyards today include:• Robert E. Derecktor: The company headquarters located 25 miles north of Manhattan in Mamaroneck, NY, and the original Derecktor yard.

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.British officials stressed that there was no change to London's policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most significant non-Brexit foreign policy move to date of Prime Minister Boris

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world's first transatlantic crossing without a crew.The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper in a control station in Britain.The voyage is expected to take about 35 days.

INSIGHTS: Metal Shark's Chris Allard

INSIGHTS: Metal Shark's Chris Allard

A naval architect and graduate of the Webb Institute, Co-Owner/CEO Chris Allard introduced the engineering-centric approach that has fueled Metal Shark’s growth; driving innovation and transforming the company from a regional builder to a globally recognized industry leader.A member of the ownership team since 2005, Mr.

New Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Crashed

New Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Crashed

The brand new Canadian Coast Guard vessel Sir John Franklin crashed into Victoria’s breakwater on March 22, crumpling a side of its back-end.The Seaspan-Shipyards-built Sir John Franklin was in sea trials when it crashed into Ogden Point breakwater.The 64-meter vessel, was heading into port when it banged into the wall, damaging it as well as the breakwater.

Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

Boat Made of Flip-flops Sails for Cleaner Seas

It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-colored boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa.The 9-meter-long dhow, "The Flipflopi", was sailing south along East Africa's coast to raise awareness of the threat plastics pose to the oceans

New Pilot Boat Delivered to Brazos Pilots Association

New Pilot Boat Delivered to Brazos Pilots Association

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered a custom welded-aluminum pilot boat to the Brazos Pilots Association in Freeport, Texas.The new vessel, “Brazos Pilot,” is a 64’ x 19’ Defiant-class monohull pilot boat designed by Metal Shark and built at the company’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard.

Tampa Bay’s Cross Bay Ferry a winner for HMS Ferries

Tampa Bay’s Cross Bay Ferry a winner for HMS Ferries

The Ferry’s second season this year presents permanent possibilities.The Cross Bay Ferry from Tampa’s Florida Aquarium dock to the dock at the North Yacht Basin in St. Petersburg, Florida is off to a rollicking start, with 3,000 more passengers in it’s debut month of November 2018 than its strongest month during the 2016/2017 test period, and with continued support from Tampa Bay area leadership.