CAPT. E. FRANK THOMPSON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : CAPT. E. FRANK THOMPSON
    • Operator : MAINE STATE FERRY SERVICE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1710
  • Location
    • City : ROCKLAND
    • STATE : ME
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 336
    • Full Load Capacity : 116 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 250
  • Size
    • Register length : 142.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 38 Feet
    • Overall Length : 144 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 38 Feet
    • Load draft : 10 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 33.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2012
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1231951

MAINE STATE FERRY SERVICE

  • Area of Operation : GULF OF MAINE, PENOBSCOT BAY AND BLUEHILL BAY
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

CAPT. CHARLES PHILBROOK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. HENRY LEE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. NEAL BURGESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

EVERETT LIBBY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOVERNOR CURTIS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MARGARET CHASE SMITH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Dredge Capsizes in the Mississippi River

Dredge Capsizes in the Mississippi River

Responders are working to minimize environmental damages from a cutter suction dredge that capsized in the Mississippi River near Meraux, La. on Monday.The U.S. Coast Guard said its watchstanders at Sector New Orleans were notified at 12:50 a.m. that the dredging vessel W.B. Wood capsized in the vicinity of mile marker (MM) 85.

Inchcape CEO Frank Olsen Steps Down

Inchcape CEO Frank Olsen Steps Down

Frank Olsen has stepped down as CEO of British multinational ports and marine management company Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) effective November 30, 2022, the company announced on Friday.ISS said it has appointed a new CEO, Philippe Maezelle who joins December 1, 2022. Maezelle is an international business leader with strong executive transformation experience across the professional

Two Dead, Two Missing After Passenger Vessels Collide off Dutch Coast

Two Dead, Two Missing After Passenger Vessels Collide off Dutch Coast

At least two people died when two boats collided on Friday in the Dutch Wadden Sea close to Terschelling island, and two people are still missing, local authorities said.A ferry boat and a smaller water taxi collided early on Friday morning, causing people on board of the smaller boat to fall in the water.

Venezuela Arrests 'Fat Leonard' Contractor in US Navy Bribery Case

Venezuela Arrests 'Fat Leonard' Contractor in US Navy Bribery Case

Venezuelan police have arrested a fugitive Malaysian businessman nicknamed 'Fat Leonard' who is at the center of a major U.S. Navy bribery scandal, as he prepared to leave the country for Russia, Venezuelan Interpol said.Leonard Glenn Francis was detained at the country's main international airport on Wednesday under a red notification requested by the United States for crimes of corruption and

Ferry Stricken by Fire on Monday Back in Swedish Port

Ferry Stricken by Fire on Monday Back in Swedish Port

A ferry was back in the Swedish port of Nynashamn on Tuesday after a fire on the car deck temporarily knocked out its power, the Swedish Coast Guard said in a statement.  The fire in a refrigerated container started at mid-day on Monday north of the island of Gotland as the Stena Scandica was heading to Ventspils in Latvia from Nynashamn. The fire was put out on Monday afternoon.

US Coast Guard Cutter Collides With Fishing Vessel Near Puerto Rico; One Dead

US Coast Guard Cutter Collides With Fishing Vessel Near Puerto Rico; One Dead

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter was involved in a fatal collision with a small fishing boat Monday afternoon off the coast of Puerto Rico.The 154-foot Sentinel Class fast response cutter Winslow Griesser and the 23-foot commercial fishing vessel Desakata collided, approximately four nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico.

Shipyards Adapt to help Navy, Coast Guard Recapitalize Fleets

Shipyards Adapt to help Navy, Coast Guard Recapitalize Fleets

U.S. shipyards are making improvements to building ships for the Navy and Coast Guard today and in the future.  In some cases, it means phasing out one class of ship and getting ready for the next.  Or, it can be a drastic make-over.The yards include mid-tier yards all the way up to very large facilities devoted exclusively to warships.

Mexico, Venezuela Assisting Cuba Fight Massive Fire in Main Oil Storage Facility

Mexico, Venezuela Assisting Cuba Fight Massive Fire in Main Oil Storage Facility

Cuba sought on Sunday to bring under control a fire at its main oil storage facility that has killed one firefighter, drawing on help from Mexico and Venezuela to fight the raging flames.A lightning strike on Friday ignited one of eight storage tanks at the Matanzas super tanker port 60 miles east of Havana.

Ukraine Asks Lebanon to Reopen Probe into Alleged Stolen Grain

Ukraine Asks Lebanon to Reopen Probe into Alleged Stolen Grain

Ukraine asked Lebanon's top prosecutor on Wednesday to reopen a probe into a ship Kyiv says was carrying stolen grain that remains docked in Lebanon pending a seizure order.Ukraine says the Syrian-flagged ship, in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, is carrying some 10,000 tonnes of flour and barley plundered by Russia following its February invasion.

Obituary: Captain Brian A. McAllister Passes Away

Obituary: Captain Brian A. McAllister Passes Away

Capt. Brian McAllister, a prominent member of the American maritime industry and a true New York area maritime industry icon, has passed away.The following was posted on the mcallistertowing.com website:"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Captain.  Brian, who changed the future of McAllister Towing when he bought the company with his brothers and cousins

British Seafarer Gets Prison Sentence After Deadly Baltic Sea Ship Collision

British Seafarer Gets Prison Sentence After Deadly Baltic Sea Ship Collision

A British crew member of the ship Scot Carrier has been found guilty in manslaughter and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison after a ship collision in December last year in the Baltic Sea that killed two Danish seafarers, Danish police said on Thursday.The 30-year old British man was on duty when the 55-meter (180 ft) barge Karin Hoj was in collision with the 90-meter (295 ft) Scot Carrier in fog

World’s First IMO Type-B Tank VLEC Named in Houston

World’s First IMO Type-B Tank VLEC Named in Houston

Ineos' new ethane carrier, said to be the world's largest and first with IMO type-B tanks, was named Pacific Ineos Belstaff at a ceremony in Houston.The 230-meter-long, 99,000-cubic-meter-capacity very large ethane carrier (VLEC) was built by China's Jiangnan Shipyard and will be operated by Pacific Gas, primarily for the transport of U.S. ethane to China and Europe.