DEWITT C. GREER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : DEWITT C. GREER
    • Operator : TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 2500
  • Location
    • City : GALVESTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 508
    • Full Load Capacity : 70 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 500
  • Size
    • Register length : 252.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 65.3 Feet
    • Overall Length : 263.3 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 66 Feet
    • Load draft : 11.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 10.6 Feet
    • Height : 56 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1994
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1026728

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Area of Operation : GALVESTON AND BOLIVAR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

GIBB GILCHRIST

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

JOHN W. JOHNSON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

RAY STOKER, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT C. LANIER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT H. DEDMAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats

The Navy’s Big Fleet of Small Boats

The Navy is known for its big ships. It has a lot of smaller boats and craft, too—3,200 of them.The three primary stakeholders for these craft are the Surface Fleet, Commander Navy Installations Command and Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. Other stakeholders include Submarine Forces; Air Forces (which own the aircraft carriers); Naval Special Warfare; the Coast Guard; Naval Facilities Command

The Value of Friends in “High-Latitude” Places

The Value of Friends in “High-Latitude” Places

Who do you call when you need a job done on short notice, in total darkness, under 100-percent ice cover, thousands of meters at the bottom of the sea? In the case of the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR), you call your friends in Norway.That is exactly what the Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral Lorin C.

Interview: Jennifer Carpenter, AWO President & CEO

Interview: Jennifer Carpenter, AWO President & CEO

Jennifer Carpenter joined The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the inland and coastal tugboat, towboat and barge industry, in August 1990 and became its president and CEO in January 2020. She weighs in on the unprecedented challenges encountered over the past year and addresses top priorities along the uncertain path ahead.

Inside Cruise Shipping's Fight for Survival

Inside Cruise Shipping's Fight for Survival

In early 2021, the somber news from the cruise sector continued. For some cruise brands, their own version of “lockdowns” will have spanned an entire year. By late January, 2021, Carnival and others were hesitantly pegging their restarts for April/May 2021, and for some markets, late summer

Subsea Defense: Navy Deepens Commitment to Underwater Vehicles

Subsea Defense: Navy Deepens Commitment to Underwater Vehicles

The U.S. Navy uses unmanned and robotic underwater vehicles for a multitude of functions, including environmental sensing, mine hunting, and salvage.  The Navy plans to evolve an unmanned systems operating concept that is platform agnostic and capable of operating in highly complex contested environments with minimal operator interaction.

TikTok’s Sea Chanteys: How Pandemic Life Has Mirrored Months at Sea

TikTok’s Sea Chanteys: How Pandemic Life Has Mirrored Months at Sea

If you’ve perused social media in recent weeks, you may have come across people singing chanteys, which were work songs employed on merchant sailing ships.Historically, chanteys – which are also spelled as “shanties” or “chanties” – began with a sing-out by a crew member recognized as “the chanteyman,” usually someone prized for his voice and ability to extemporize.

Digital Twins:  Rivers, Oceans, Harbors Recreated

Digital Twins: Rivers, Oceans, Harbors Recreated

In 2001, George Burkley, a maritime educator, wrote a look-ahead article for Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, presenting the benefits and real-world payoffs from using simulators in maritime education. In the late 1990s, new tech and software advances were creating scenario programs that moved a student closer and closer to the realities demanded by, well, reality.

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Ships Swap: Genco Trades Six Older Vessels for Three Ultramaxes

Genco Shipping & Trading has entered into an agreement to acquire three modern, eco Ultramax bulk carriers in exchange for six older Handysize vessels, the largest U.S. headquartered dry bulk shipowner announced Monday. The transaction with an unnamed trading partner is structured as an asset swap without monetary consideration or additional capital required.

'Largest Ever' Offshore Wind Financial Close Reached for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

'Largest Ever' Offshore Wind Financial Close Reached for World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Equinor and SSE have announced a financial close on the first two phases of the world's largest offshore wind farm project - the Dogger Bank in the UK North Sea.Dogger Bank wind farm is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, who are leading the construction of the offshore wind farm, and Equinor, who will operate the 3.6GW project during its lifetime of at least 25-years.

China Launches Energy Efficient VLCC

China Launches Energy Efficient VLCC

CS Hunan Venture very large crude carrier, dubbed one of the most advanced and energy-efficient VLCCs ever built in China, was recently launched by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group (DSIC).The vessel is owned by China Shipbuilding Consulting Company and operated by Wah Kwong Ship Management Hong Kong.

Tufton Invests in Wind Power for 82,000 dwt Bulk Carrier

Tufton Invests in Wind Power for 82,000 dwt Bulk Carrier

TR Lady Shipping Ltd, a portfolio company of Tufton Investment Management Ltd (“Tufton”), signed a contract Anemoi Marine Technologies to supply and fit the bulk carrier TR Lady with three large Rotor Sails and Anemoi’s patented Rail Deployment System, a system designed to allow the Rotor Sails to be moved across the deck to minimize impact on port operations.

Maritime Training: Non-Traditional Maritime Simulation

Maritime Training: Non-Traditional Maritime Simulation

Our COVID-19 maritime world continues to change as our perspectives on education and training with the availability of online learning and conferencing, an increased use of webinars, and the use of simulation technology must evolve if we are to be able to continue to train and maintain skill sets as we navigate the current and predicted restrictions on movement.