BIG CAT EXPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BIG CAT EXPRESS
    • Operator : KEY WEST EXPRESS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 352
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 7200
  • Location
    • City : FT. MYERS BEACH
    • STATE : FL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 63
    • Passenger Capacity : 377
  • Size
    • Register length : 140 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Load draft : 4.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2004
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1150249

KEY WEST EXPRESS

  • Area of Operation : FT. MYERS BEACH TO KEY WEST; MARCO ISLAND TO KEY WEST
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ATTANTICAT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

KEY WEST EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Limited announce that Austal Australia has launched Hull 394, the first of two 118-meter high-speed trimaran ferries currently under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands.The aluminum vehicle-passenger ferry, to be known as Bajamar Express, was launched at Austal’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard on February 4, and is now in the final stages of fit out

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

Underwater vehicles communicate, make decisions, and work as a teamThe NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) in La Spezia, Italy, is combining smarts and muscle to solve a complex warfighting challenge: finding and destroying mines in the murky waters of the littoral.CMRE has developed experimental unmanned vehicles for experimentation.

AAM launches 77-ft. RV for Duke University

AAM launches 77-ft. RV for Duke University

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) completed construction and launched an aluminum research and survey vessel for Duke University. The Duke University Marine Lab (DUML) is a hydrofoil-assisted catamaran from Teknicraft Design. Measuring 77 x 26.5 ft. the vessel is based on a pair of successful Teknicraft Design vessels AAM built for NOAA.

Containership Strikes Tanker in Greece

Containership Strikes Tanker in Greece

Japanese carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) confirmed reports that its chartered containership ONE Blue Jay came into contact with a chemical tanker near Port of Perama, Piraeus, Greece, at around 2 p.m. local time on Thursday."There are no reports of pollution from ONE Blue Jay, and we can confirm our crew are safe," ONE said in a statement.

Evergreen Orders Ten Ships

Evergreen Orders Ten Ships

Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen has confirmed its plans to build a total of ten 23,000 TEU containerships.According to a stock exchange filing, the new vessels would be built at three shipyards  in South Korea and China.According to the reports from the South China Morning Post, the enormous order will cost Evergreen anywhere between US$1.4 billion and US$1.6 billion.

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.Developed by Rosatom, the plant, known as "Akademik Lomonosov", set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey on Aug. 23 through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region.

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).

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Onex Elefsis Acuires Elefsina Shipyards

Greece-based Onex Elefsis Shipyards announced that it will allocate up to $400 million, over a 15-year period, to purchase and finance the operation of the Elefsina Shipyards, west of Piraeus.The Greek shipyard said that the US investment firm Chatsworth Securities has agreed with it to make an investment, as part of efforts to save the complex from bankruptcy.

66m Shadow Cat Launched

66m Shadow Cat Launched

Incat Crowther announced the delivery of Shadow Cat HODOR, significant in that it is the first in the Shadow Cat range which for Incat Crowther.Design and naval architecture was by Incat Crowther, project management and technical consultation by Robert Smith of YCTS and construction by Astilleros Armón at their Burela shipyard in Spain.

Boat Sunk in Danube Ready to be Raised

Boat Sunk in Danube Ready to be Raised

Hungarian salvage crews prepared on Monday to raise the wreck of a pleasure boat that capsized on the Danube river in Budapest, killing 26 South Korean tourists and two local crew.The Mermaid sank after a large Swiss-owned cruise liner struck it from behind on May 29 as both vessels passed under a 19th century bridge in the Hungarian capital during heavy rain.

Vigor to Build Pair for LA Port Pilots

Vigor to Build Pair for LA Port Pilots

Shipbuilder Vigor said it has been awarded a contract from the Port of Los Angeles to build two 56’ pilot boats.The new vessels, designed by Camarc, will feature a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. The design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems facilitating safer pilot transfers in challenging weather. An articulated rescue davit provides man overboard recovery.

Sanmar, CAT Work on Innovative Hybrid Tug

Sanmar, CAT Work on Innovative Hybrid Tug

Turkey’s leading tug builder Sanmar Shipyards was selected by Caterpillar Marine to build the first tug to incorporate its hydraulic hybrid propulsion system. Construction is currently under way with delivery scheduled for October 2019. Furthermore the two companies, from different continents