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

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.

INSIGHTS: Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America's Central Port

INSIGHTS: Dennis Wilmsmeyer, Executive Director, America's Central Port

Dennis Wilmsmeyer was appointed Executive Director at America’s Central Port on July 1, 2010, prior to which he served 11 years with the Port District, six as General Manager.With over 30 years of experience, Dennis brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table in the areas of transportation, planning, and economic development.

TOP 5 Yachts of 2018

TOP 5 Yachts of 2018

While the task to name only five 'Top' yachts of the year, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' Lisa Overing gives it her best shot in the January 2019 edition.M/Y TIS: “Size Matters”The age-old question of whether or not size matters is typically directed at men. However, since a ship is called she, Maritime Reporter’s top spot for greatest yacht of 2018 is the class of 2018’s largest launch

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.

Cargo Dips in July at Port of Long Beach

Cargo Dips in July at Port of Long Beach

Tariffs continue to hamper trans-Pacific trade.Port of Long Beach cargo volumes last month were down from the previous July, when the number of containers moved through the harbor neared 700,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).The July 2019 total, 621,780 TEUs, was 9.7% less than last year. Imports decreased 9.9% to 313,350 TEUs, and exports shrank 6.8% to 111,654 TEUs.

Meyer Group in JV with Stengel

Meyer Group in JV with Stengel

German shipyard Meyer Werft GmbH is intensifying a strategic relationship with long-standing tube manufacturing partner Stengel.The two companies have joined forces to set up a new undertaking: Meyer Stengel Tubes UAB based in Vilnius, Lithuania as a specialist for pipe isometrics to supply all three Meyer sites in Papenburg, Warnemünde and Turku from 2020.