CAPE POINT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : CAPE POINT
    • Operator : NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FERRY DIVISION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 332
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 886
  • Location
    • City : HATTERAS
    • STATE : NC
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 187
    • Full Load Capacity : 61 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 150
  • Size
    • Register length : 140.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Overall Length : 149.8 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 42.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 42 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
    • Height : 42 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1989
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 949251

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FERRY DIVISION

  • Area of Operation : RIVERS AND SOUNDS; EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTLINE; NORTH LANDING RIVER; PAMLICO RIVER; NEUSE RIVER; CAPE FEAR RIVER; PAMLICO SOUND, HATTERAS INLET
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND AUTOMOBILES

CARTERET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CEDAR ISLAND

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHICAMACOMICO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CROATON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FLOYD J. LUPTON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FORT FISHER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FRISCO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOV. JAMES B. HUNT JR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOVERNOR DANIEL RUSSELL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

HATTERAS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KINNAKEET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

NEUSE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

OCRACOKE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

PAMLICO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROAKNOKE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SILVER LAKE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTHPORT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SWAN QUARTER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

THOMAS A. BAUM

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

W. STANFORD WHITE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ALBEMARLE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

The Netherlands based Royal IHC said it has been awarded a contract to design and build a Jones Act compliant dredger for the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) for deilvery in 2021.The water injection dredger will be built at a partner shipyard in the U.S.“The construction, procurement of the main components

Austal Wins Contract to Build Six Australian Navy Patrol Boats

Austal Wins Contract to Build Six Australian Navy Patrol Boats

Shipbuilder Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million (US$209.8 million) contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy.It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the company’s 30-year history.

Global Reef Expedition: Mission to Tonga

Global Reef Expedition: Mission to Tonga

Assessing the health of coral reefs in the Kingdom of TongaHealthy coral reefs provide critical ecosystem services for millions of people globally, but with climate change and anthropogenic stressors, the landscape of these habitats is regularly shifting. The science and conservation community has realized the importance of baseline studies to help track how these precious reef ecosystems are

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Admiral James Steele Gracey, USCG (retired), 17th Commandant of the Coast Guard, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 92.Born in Newton, Mass. in 1927, Adm. Gracey graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1949. Adm. Gracey was a 1956 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School where he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Cape Town Ships Cleared After Negative COVID-19 Tests

Cape Town Ships Cleared After Negative COVID-19 Tests

Test results from the individuals suspected to be the first cases of COVID-19 in any South African seaport have all come back negative, Transnet National Ports Authority has confirmed.Earlier this week two vessels, the general cargo vessel MV Corona and the cruise ship AIDAmira, were held off port limits outside the Port of Cape Town.

COVID-19: South Africa Bans Cruise Ships

COVID-19: South Africa Bans Cruise Ships

South Africa banned all passenger vessels from its ports on Wednesday due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving tourists on a cruise ship docked in Cape Town in limbo following tests for possible COVID-19 cases on board.The MV AidAmira's more than 1,700 passengers and crew have been unable to leave the ship since Monday

It’s Time to Upgrade to a Marine Evacuation System

It’s Time to Upgrade to a Marine Evacuation System

As domestic traffic from coast-to-coast continues to worsen, ferry operators are seeing a steady growth in passenger demand. As passenger demand grows, so does the demand for efficiency and hybrid technology to be incorporated into fleets. But what innovations support a fleet’s number one priority – safety? Will efficiency and the latest green technologies support these critically important

US Coast Guard Vessel Capsizes

US Coast Guard Vessel Capsizes

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel capsized on Saturday with four crew members aboard near Pier 39 in Astoria, Ore.Four Coast Guardsmen were aboard the 26-foot Coast Guard Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat conducting routine operations when the vessel reportedly encountered a series of heavy wakes that came over the bow, which resulted in an unrecoverable starboard list that capsized the vessel

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China Merchants Heavy Industry has delivered an expedition cruise vessel to SunStone Ships, the first of its next-genn INFINITY-class vessel and perhaps more significantly China's firm entrance into the cruise ship building sector.The arrangement to bring this ship from drawing board to delivery slip is the culmination of marrying European cruise design and quality with Chinese ship-building

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian Update

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 79.6 West.Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a northwest or north-northwest motion is expected through this morning.  A turn toward the north is forecast by this evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning.

Sovcomflot's LNG-fueled Tanker to Cross NSR

Sovcomflot's LNG-fueled Tanker to Cross NSR

Sovcomflot’s LNG-fuelled Aframax crude oil tanker Korolev Prospect has started a transit through the Northern Sea Route (NSR).Korolev Prospect will become the first such large-capacity crude oil tanker to travel the entire length of the Northern Sea Route using only cleaner-burning LNG fuel.The tanker is delivering a cargo of crude oil from the port of Murmansk to China.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Women on the Water

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Women on the Water

Women make up only an estimated two percent of the global maritime industry. In the U.S., the statistics are a little better, with less than eight percent of ship and boat captain operator roles held by women.Still, for a female to have the opportunity to train up to ship captain is considered “unique.