FORT INDEPENDENCE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : FORT INDEPENDENCE
    • Operator : BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : BOSTON
    • STATE : MA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 66
    • Passenger Capacity : 525
  • Size
    • Register length : 89.9 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28 Feet
    • Overall Length : 89.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28 Feet
    • Load draft : 6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 35 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1984
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 667585

BOSTON HARBOR CRUISES

  • Area of Operation : BOSTON INNER HARBOR, BOSTON OUTER HARBOR, MASSACHUSETTS BAY, WEYMOUTH FORE RIVER AND WEYMOUTH BACK RIVER; AND NEW YORK HARBOR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

FLO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

FLYING CLOUD

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

FORT WARREN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

FREDERICK L NOLAN JR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GINA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

HUZZAH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

KNOTTS ISLAND

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

LI

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

LIGHTNING

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

LYNDA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

MARTHA WASHINGTON

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

MATTHEW J. HUGHES

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

MICHAEL B. MELI

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

NATHANIEL BOWDITCH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

REGENCY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

RENDEZVOUS

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

RITA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROOKIE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

RUTH E. HUGHES

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

SALACIA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

SCARLETT ISABELLA

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

TAMARA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

WILLIAM F. LISK

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

ALIX

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDREA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDREWS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

ASTERIA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

AURORA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

BONNIE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

BUNKER HILL

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

CETACEA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Unknown

CLAIRE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Austal USA President Perciavalle Resigns

Austal USA President Perciavalle Resigns

Craig Perciavalle resigned as president of Austal USA on Monday amid investigations into the shipbuilder's littoral combat ship (LCS) program for the U.S. Navy.Chief financial officer Rusty Murdaugh has been named interim president of the Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder, a subsidiary of Australia-based Austal.According to Austal, the separate ongoing investigations by the U.S.

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

For the Design issue Greg Trauthwein asked me to write about a favorite ship design. I have no favorite ship design, or should say there are simply too many that are truly worthy of mention.  But when considering favorite designs, ship designers (and builders) do carry a strange curse.

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

The American shipbuilding scene, filled with participants constructing all manner of vessels, has been navigating through stormy times (lately, yards along the Gulf Coast have literally been dealing with storms). The orders for newbuild, repair and conversion projects continue to flow in—albeit at a reduced pace—and the boats and ships go down the ways into the water

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

Edward Schwarz, Vice President for ABB Marine and Ports, received the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Rear Admiral Lauren S. McCready Award as the 51st recipient.Edward A. Waryas, Jr., Board Member for NYSE-traded KNOT Offshore Partners, LP as the 43rd recipient of the award and co-chair of the award’s committee made the announcement.The Lauren S.

Maritime Training amid COVID-19

Maritime Training amid COVID-19

Good maritime training provides much more than the certifications, licenses and documentation needed to qualify for the job. It goes beyond preparing crews to carry out onboard functions safely and efficiently day in and day out. Well-trained mariners have the skills and knowledge to handle almost anything thrown their way – even when confronting the unexpected.

Carnival: Delivery of Mardi Gras Delayed due to COVID-19

Carnival: Delivery of Mardi Gras Delayed due to COVID-19

Carnival Cruise Line has said that the delivery of its new ship Mardi Gras, the first LNG-powered cruise ship to operate in the Western Hemisphere, will be delayed due to COVID-19. The same goes for Carnival's Carnival Radiance ship. The company has also been forced to cancel several itineraries between November 2020 and May 2021.

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Austal USA Delivers USS Oakland, the US Navy's 300th Ship

Austal USA Delivers USS Oakland, the US Navy's 300th Ship

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) Friday during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. The delivery marks the final milestone prior to the ship's scheduled commissioning in early 2021.Oakland is the 22nd littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 12th of the Independence variant to join the U.S. Navy fleet.

USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Commissioned

USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Commissioned

The U.S. Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) Saturday, June 20.The Navy commissioned Kansas City administratively via naval message due to public health safety and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the coronavirus pandemic and transitioned the ship to normal operations.

USS Oakland Completes Acceptance Trials. Delivery Set for June

USS Oakland Completes Acceptance Trials. Delivery Set for June

The Independence-class littoral combat ship - the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) - has completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, shipbuilder Austal has informed.The LCS 24 is the 12th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) built by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama for the United States Navy (USN).

Princess and Other Cruise Lines Extend Service Suspensions

Princess and Other Cruise Lines Extend Service Suspensions

Carnival Corp’s Princess Cruises said on Wednesday its voyages would remain suspended through the end of summer as reduced flights and travel bans around the globe bring the industry to a virtual standstill.Holland America Line, Carnival’s another unit, said it has canceled all cruises for Alaska, Europe and Canada and New England for the year

Austal USA Delivers the Future USS Mobile

Austal USA Delivers the Future USS Mobile

Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder Austal USA said Wednesday it has delivered the future USS Mobile, the 13th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) for the U.S. Navy.Mobile (LCS 26) is one of 16 ships Austal has delivered to the Navy over the last five years, including four deliveries in 2020.