EMPRESS II

  • General
    • Vessel Name : EMPRESS II
    • Operator : GATEWAY CLIPPER, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 680
  • Location
    • City : PITTSBURGH
    • STATE : PA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 26
  • Size
    • Register length : 48.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 16.9 Feet
    • Overall Length : 48.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 16.9 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 33 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1957
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 273586

GATEWAY CLIPPER, INC.

  • Area of Operation : POINTS ON THE OHIO, ALLEGHENY AND MONONGAHELA RIVERS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

COUNTESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

DUCHESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

PRINCESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

THREE RIVERS QUEEN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

EMPRESS

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

News

Dredge Barge Capsizes in Charleston

Dredge Barge Capsizes in Charleston

A 120-foot dredge barge capsized in the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received a call at 3:34 a.m. from the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina staff stating the dredge barge rolled over on its side in the marina.

Fincantieri Delivers New Cruise Ship to Holland America Line

Fincantieri Delivers New Cruise Ship to Holland America Line

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri on has delivered a new cruise ship 'Rotterdam' to the cruise line Holland America Line, part of Carnival Corporation.This is Holland America Line's eleventh ship in the fleet. A handover ceremony took place at Fincantieri's Marghera shipyard in Italy on the evening of July 29.

Moving Forward with Emissions - Is it Tiers, Tears or Fears?

Moving Forward with Emissions - Is it Tiers, Tears or Fears?

As International Maritime Organization (IMO) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions requirements continue throughout the IMO Emission Control Areas (ECA), they are also forcing postponement of many new construction decisions as vessel owners and operators continue to tread cautiously along the path forward.

Humanitarian Aid: Mexico Sends Fuel Tanker to Cuba

Humanitarian Aid: Mexico Sends Fuel Tanker to Cuba

A diesel cargo sent by Mexico's state-run Pemex [was] due to arrive in Cuba's Havana port on Monday, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and sources, after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised humanitarian aid to the Communist-run island, [Reuters reported Monday.]The Jose Maria Morelos II, a tanker owned and managed by a Pemex unit

Ten Men Get 12 Years in Prison for Chinese Ship Hijacking

Ten Men Get 12 Years in Prison for Chinese Ship Hijacking

A court in Lagos sentenced 10 men to 12 years in prison on Friday for kidnapping the crew of a Chinese-flagged merchant vessel last year, the navy said, a verdict that officials hope will help tackle piracy in the waters off Nigeria's coast.Federal high court Justice Ayokunle Faji, who also fined each man 250,000 naira ($608) for each of the three counts for which they were charged

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan's Nippon Yusen subsidiary NYK Cruises Co said on Friday that its luxury cruise ship Asuka II was returning to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.The ship's 295 passengers and 425 crew members will reach Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, around Saturday noon, an NYK Cruises spokeswoman said.

The Estonia Disaster: A Bottomless Source of Learning

The Estonia Disaster: A Bottomless Source of Learning

The sinking of the Estonia ro-ro passenger ferry stands out as one of the most disastrous accidents in modern times. The tragedy claimed 852 lives and the wreck was declared a marine graveyard. At first glance, the sinking seems to have been triggered by a single technical failure only minutes before the point of no return, with no warning signs.

List: Major Oil Spills from Ships

List: Major Oil Spills from Ships

The Sri Lankan navy said on Tuesday an oil slick had been spotted a kilometer from a loaded supertanker carrying roughly 2 million barrels of oil that has been engulfed in intermittent fires since an explosion on September 3.Oil from the engine room of the 20-year old New Diamond tanker “appears to have leaked out to the sea” following regular bouts of water-dousing by fire-fighting vessels

Tanker Boarded by Somali Police is Safe and Underway

Tanker Boarded by Somali Police is Safe and Underway

A Panama-flagged ship boarded by Somali police is safe and underway, the EU Naval Force said on Saturday, after conflicting reports two days earlier about whether it had been hijacked by Somali pirates.The Aegean II had originally altered its course due to a damaged hull and after local police had boarded it, "there had been certain incidents on board the vessel", the EU force said in a statement.

Somali Pirates Release Last of Hostages Captured in 2015

Somali Pirates Release Last of Hostages Captured in 2015

Somali pirates have released three Iranian hostages held for five years, a maritime security official said on Thursday, as conflicting reports emerged whether another ship had been seized after a three-year hiatus in hijackings.The three Iranians are the last of the crew of the Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj, which was captured by pirates on March 22, 2015.

Somali Pirates Hijack Panama-flagged Tanker

Somali Pirates Hijack Panama-flagged Tanker

A merchant ship has reportedly been hijacked off the northeast coast of Somalia, marking the first successful hijacking by Somali pirates since 2017.The Panama-flagged ship was en route from the United Arab Emirates to Mogadishu port when it appeared to develop mechanical problems, Reuters reports.

Sea Cloud's New Tall Ship is Taking Shape

Sea Cloud's New Tall Ship is Taking Shape

Sea Cloud Cruises' third tall ship, Sea Cloud Spirit, is taking shape in Vigo, Spain. Interior outfitting is underway as specialists from the Polish shipbuilding company Chorén have erected the approximately 54-meter-high aft mast for the 138-meter-long, three-masted sailing ship due to enter service later this year.