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

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Great Ships and The Ship Designer’s Curse

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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.

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

McAllister Takes Delivery of New Tug Eileen McAllister

McAllister Takes Delivery of New Tug Eileen McAllister

McAllister Towing announced Tuesday it has taken delivery of a newly built 6,770-horsepower shipdocking tug, Eileen McAllister, slated to enter service in Port Everglades, Fla.The 34th tractor tug in McAllister’s fleet, Eileen McAllister was built by Washburn & Doughty in Maine and set sail for its new home port following delivery on Monday.

Two Cruise Ships Dock in Florida After Coronavirus Ordeal

Two Cruise Ships Dock in Florida After Coronavirus Ordeal

An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday, after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its sister ship to dock and most passengers to come ashore.The Holland America Line cruise ship MS Zaandam and its twin, the MS Rotterdam

Coronavirus-stricken Zaandam to Dock in Florida

Coronavirus-stricken Zaandam to Dock in Florida

Two Holland America Line cruise ships, including the coronavirus-hit Zaandam, are scheduled to dock at Port Everglades on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Florida port confirmed.The port said it would hold berths open for the two ships as details for the conditions of arrival are being finalized. An estimated time of arrival is to be determined.

Cruise Passengers Await Florida Deal Allowing Them to Disembark

Cruise Passengers Await Florida Deal Allowing Them to Disembark

The U.S. government and Florida were working on a plan on Wednesday to allow thousands of cruise ship passengers exposed to an onboard coronavirus outbreak to disembark, a day after President Donald Trump urged the governor to drop his opposition to their docking.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said he was not opposed to them docking in his city.

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Holland America Line Extends Pause on Operations

Carnival-owned Holland America Line, owner and operator of the coronavirus-stricken MS Zaandam, announced it will extend its pause of global cruise operations for an additional 30 days, cancelling sailings scheduled to depart through May 14, amid continued port closures and travel restrictions surrounding global health concerns.

42 People Sick on Cruise Ship Zaandam

42 People Sick on Cruise Ship Zaandam

Passengers aboard the cruise ship Zaandam are being quarantined after 42 people on board exhibited "influenza-like symptoms", the ship's operator Holland America Line said.As of Sunday morning, 13 passengers and 29 crew reported to the ship’s medical center, but it is unknown whether these are coronavirus cases as there is no COVID-19 testing available on board.