CHARLES W. HEALD

  • General
    • Vessel Name : CHARLES W. HEALD
    • Operator : TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PORT ARANSAS FERRY)
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : PORT ARANSAS
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 53
    • Full Load Capacity : 190 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 145
  • Size
    • Register length : 156.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 48 Feet
    • Overall Length : 159 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 52 Feet
    • Load draft : 9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8 Feet
    • Height : 47 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2010
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1232346

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (PORT ARANSAS FERRY)

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN PORT ARANSAS AND HARBOR ISLAND, TX NOT MORE THAN 1 MILE FROM LAND; AND CORPUS CHRISTI SHIP CHANNEL APPROXIMATELY 1/4 MILE
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

ARNOLD W. OLIVER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

B. L. DEBERRY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

J. C. DINGWALL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MARK G. GOODE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MICHAEL W. BEHRENS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

R. E. STOTZER, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

WILLIAM G. BURNETT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Construction Begins on French Navy's New Replenishment Ship

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Metal Shark Delivers Towboat to FMT

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FMC Commissioner Sees Some Normalcy Returning to Shipping

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Coronavirus Disrupts Global Ship Deliveries

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Three Missing After Tug Collision

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Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

Aircraft Carrier John F. Kennedy Christened

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AWT, Blount, Chartwell Sign Offshore Vessel Deal

AWT, Blount, Chartwell Sign Offshore Vessel Deal

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder Dies

Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder Dies

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Bay Shipbuilding Cuts Steel on Great Lakes Freighter

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