BLOCK ISLAND

  • General
    • Vessel Name : BLOCK ISLAND
    • Operator : INTERSTATE NAVIGATION CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4000
  • Location
    • City : PT. JUDITH
    • STATE : RI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 98
    • Full Load Capacity : 330 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 1000
  • Size
    • Register length : 187.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 39 Feet
    • Overall Length : 187.3 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 39 Feet
    • Load draft : 9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 58 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1997
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1055424

INTERSTATE NAVIGATION CO.

  • Area of Operation : POINT JUDITH TO BLOCK ISLAND, RI; NEWPORT AND BLOCK ISLAND
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS, VEHICLES AND FREIGHT

ANNA C

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ATHENA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

CAROL JEAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MANITOU

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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What's Behind Rising Tensions in the South China Sea?

What's Behind Rising Tensions in the South China Sea?

The United States this week hardened its position on the South China Sea, where it has accused China of attempting to build a "maritime empire" in the potentially energy-rich waters, despite regional concerns.The rivals have accused each other of stoking tension in the strategic waterway at a time of strained relations over everything from the new coronavirus to trade to Hong Kong.

Guards Block Oil Tanker from Loading in Libya

Guards Block Oil Tanker from Loading in Libya

Petroleum facilities guards prevented a tanker from entering Libya's Es Eider port to load a cargo of crude oil from storage on Wednesday, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said in a statement.The Delta Ocean tanker had been blocked from loading despite what NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanalla called "the clear Libyan and international consensus that the NOC should lift force majeure.

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

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BC Ferries’ Hybrid-electric Newbuilds Enter Service

BC Ferries’ Hybrid-electric Newbuilds Enter Service

Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries said its newest vessel, Island Aurora, officially entered service Thursday on the Port McNeill - Alert Bay - Sointula (Vancouver Island-Cormorant Island-Malcolm Island) route. This follows last week’s start of service for sister vessel Island Discovery on the Texada Island-Powell River run.

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

The Emerging U.S. Offshore Wind Industry in a Post-COVID-19 World

Join a webinar on June 17, 2020 for the global release of a major new market study on the depth, breadth and growth prospects of the Offshore Wind Market --  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UR5uY1boTOKdAAcAXDbR4gJust when it was looking like the offshore wind industry was finally about to take off in the United States

US Sanctions Four Shipping Firms for Transporting Venezuelan Oil

US Sanctions Four Shipping Firms for Transporting Venezuelan Oil

The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday said it had sanctioned four shipping firms for transporting Venezuelan oil, the latest escalation in Washington's effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro by cutting off the OPEC nation's crude exports.Marshall Islands-based Afranav Maritime Ltd, Adamant Maritime Ltd and Sanibel Shiptrade Ltd, as well as Greece-based Seacomber Ltd

Staten Island Ferries: A "New York State of Mind"

Staten Island Ferries: A "New York State of Mind"

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Are OSVs Fit for Refit for Offshore Wind?

Are OSVs Fit for Refit for Offshore Wind?

While it is generally agreed that the nascent offshore wind energy market in the U.S. will be a newbuild market, there is a repair and conversion possibility for some stacked OSVs.Though estimates on the pace of the offshore wind energy market in the U.S. vary widely, the direction is clear: offshore wind will be a huge marketplace for construction and support vessels to be deployed in U.S.

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

Offshore Wind: Decisions Needed Sooner, not Later

On September 26, the State University of New York Maritime College hosted a conference on the emerging east coast offshore wind industry.  “Offshore Wind Power, Planning for America’s Ocean Energy” focused on four fundamental topics:• East Coast Wind Farm Overview – Status of the Industry.• Jobs and Supply Chain Technical Working Group.• Wind Farm Port Development.

AWT, Blount, Chartwell Sign Offshore Vessel Deal

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U.S. offshore wind farm support company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has signed a multi-million-dollar, market-first order for two state-of the-art Chartwell 24 Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs), developed by Chartwell Marine.The vessels, to be deployed in support of new wind farms off the East Coast, will be built by Blount Boats, with delivery scheduled for 2020."Meeting the demands of U.S.

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Marine Highways Gain Traction in the Intermodal Supply Chain.In the United States, landside infrastructure is at a crisis point. Congestion at the big hub ports, exacerbated by imperfect intermodal interfaces with surface transport serving cargo hinterlands is at the heart of the matter.