GEE'S BEND

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GEE'S BEND
    • Operator : ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 540
  • Location
    • City : CAMDEN
    • STATE : AL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 58
    • Full Load Capacity : 65 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 149
  • Size
    • Register length : 100 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 42 Feet
    • Overall Length : 116 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 42 Feet
    • Load draft : 3.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.6 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2006
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1151336

ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Area of Operation : DAUPHIN ISLAND, AL TO FORT MORGAN, AL (MOBILE BAY); CAMDEN, AL TO GEE'S BEND, AL (ALABAMA RIVER)
  • Principal Commodity : AUTOMOBILES/PASSENGERS

FT. MORGAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MARISSA MAE NICOLE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Hybrid drives: Siemens sends in the machines

Hybrid drives: Siemens sends in the machines

Encouraged by the success of a hybrid drives program, Siemens is going all out in Norway to automate production of that core marine energy storage enabler, the lithium battery. Offshore service vessel charterers, rig owners, ferry operators and ship owners are the target market. Trondheim’s technical university and a recent history of hosting battery makers and system integrators has made it

Robust Dredging on America’s Inland Waterways

Robust Dredging on America’s Inland Waterways

Inland Dredging Company helps keep commerce flowing on America’s inland waterway system.Dyersburg, Tenn. based Inland Dredging Company completed dredging projects spanning eight states and across four U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts. Beginning in July and finishing in December (2019), Inland Dredging crews dredged ports and harbors along the Mighty Mississippi River, Ouachita River

@ Glosten: “Crazy ideas are not off the table”

@ Glosten: “Crazy ideas are not off the table”

From racing scows on the inland lakes of Minnesota to graduating from the United States Merchant Marine Academy to taking the helm of Glosten, Morgan Fanberg has led a ‘maritime life.’ We caught up with Fanberg in his Seattle office to discuss the path ahead for one of the U.S.’ most progressive and respected naval architecture and marine engineering firms.

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

From their base deep within a former World War II U-boat pen, Norwegian outfit, OceanTech, is developing a set of robot tools that cling to offshore structures in order to effect inspection, maintenance and repair, or IMR. Old submarine anchorages are now subsea testing and training sites, but the North Sea is still the target.

Gibbs & Cox: Historic Ship Designer Turns 90

Gibbs & Cox: Historic Ship Designer Turns 90

Hindsight, they say is 20/20, and in this regard renowned design house Gibbs & Cox has nine decades in the rear view mirror on which to lean. We recently caught up with Chris Deegan, President and CEO of Gibbs & Cox, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2019, to discuss the organization’s rich history and promising future.

MODEC Unveils New FPSO Designs

MODEC Unveils New FPSO Designs

Japanese floating production specialist MODEC has developed a pair of next generation new build hull designs for floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels developed in partnership with Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, targeting greater production and storage capacity.As a result of increases in required crude oil and gas production capacities, FPSO topsides have become bigger and heavier

Maritime Simulation & Training: a partnership that pays off

Maritime Simulation & Training: a partnership that pays off

It is truly no accident that Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center and Florida Marine Transport collaborate so closely.Zero incidents, zero injuries and eliminating critical barge and equipment failures doesn’t just happen by osmosis. It’s a result of continual safety training that breeds operational awareness and confidence to anticipate a difficult situation on an inland waterway

Glosten Design for All-Electric Ferry First

Glosten Design for All-Electric Ferry First

Alabama's historic Gee's Bend Ferry recently entered service after being converted from geared-diesel to become the first zero-emission, electric-powered passenger/car ferry in the United States. Owned by the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and operated by HMS Ferries, the 15-vehicle/132-passenger ferry runs on the Alabama River between Camden and Boykin, AL.

USCG Issues AIS Safety Warning Following Towboat Collision

USCG Issues AIS Safety Warning Following Towboat Collision

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a safety alert highlighting the importance of accurate Automatic Identification System (AIS) data entry and display to safe navigation following a recent towboat collision on the Mississippi River.Although the investigation into this casualty is not yet complete

Cruise Ships Collide in Cozumel, Carnival Liner Damaged

Cruise Ships Collide in Cozumel, Carnival Liner Damaged

Two cruise ships collided in a port in the Mexican Caribbean resort of Cozumel on Friday, causing damage to the stern of Carnival Corporation's Carnival Glory and leaving one passenger with a minor injury, Carnival said."Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside," Carnival said in a statement.

DOMESTIC DREDGING: U.S. Ports Require a Diverse Fleet

DOMESTIC DREDGING: U.S. Ports Require a Diverse Fleet

The reasons for that are many and these realities cater to regulatory, commercial and regional needs.The U.S. dredging market is complex and relies on the diverse fleet of private dredging companies to get the job done. In addition to design and technical capabilities, environmental restrictions and regulations often dictate whether a trailing suction hopper dredge, cutter suction dredge

Fishing Vessel Sinks in Coos Bay

Fishing Vessel Sinks in Coos Bay

Four people were rescued from a commercial fishing vessel that sank in Coos Bay, Ore. on Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The 40-foot Darean Rose capsized and sank shortly after leaving the fuel pier at the Charleston Marina with four people aboard who reported sustaining minor injuries.Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Bend were notified at 2:54 p.m.