GOLDEN BEAR

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GOLDEN BEAR
    • Operator : BLUE & GOLD FLEET
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 650
  • Location
    • City : SAN FRANCISCO
    • STATE : CA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 60
    • Full Load Capacity : 88 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 298
  • Size
    • Register length : 87 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 26 Feet
    • Overall Length : 87 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 26 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6 Feet
    • Height : 35 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1979
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 615355

BLUE & GOLD FLEET

  • Area of Operation : SAN FRANCISCO BAY
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

BAY MONARCH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

BAY ROCKET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

ENCINAL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

HARBOR EMPEROR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

OLD BLUE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

OSKI

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

PERALTA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

PISCES

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

ROYAL STAR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SCORPIO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

ZELINSKY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Eye on Design: A Titanium USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 that is)

Eye on Design: A Titanium USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 that is)

Dennis Bryant provided a link to a story about the USCG Cutter Bear in his March 18, 2020 newsletter. It is a great story about a great ship with a great Captain (Michael Healy) and a great crew. It shows that the right combination of ship and crew can perform miracles.This one ship, its Captain (and his wife who often shipped with him)

Metal Shark Delivers Towboat to FMT

Metal Shark Delivers Towboat to FMT

Metal Shark announced Monday its Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipyard has delivered its first newbuild, a 120’ x 35’ river towboat for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. (FMT) of Mandeville, La.The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter “M”-compliant towboat Stephanie Pasentine, which bears the distinction of being Louisiana-based Metal Shark’s first-ever steel newbuild and also its first inland

Third and Fourth Lifting Lugs Installed on M/V Golden Ray

Third and Fourth Lifting Lugs Installed on M/V Golden Ray

T&T Salvage on Friday installed the third and fourth lifting lugs on the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off vessel that ran aground and overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September.In total, 16 lugs will be installed: two on each of the eight sections of the South Korean car carrier, which rests on its side in St. Simons Sound.

USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams Commissioned

USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams Commissioned

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony Saturday, March 7, in Norfolk, Va.USS Hershel “Woody” Williams is optimized to support a variety of maritime-based missions and designed around four core capabilities: aviation facilities, berthing, equipment staging support, and command and control assets.

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors Building Protection Barrier Around Golden Ray Wreck

Salvors are continuing work to remove the wreck of a South Korean car carrier vessel that ran aground and overturned near Brunswick, Ga. in September 2019.Last week, unified command contractors started driving the first of 70-80 piles that will be used to hold an environmental protection barrier (EPB) in place around the MV Golden Ray wreck in St.

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

Golden Ray: Lightering of Fuel Completed

The a unified command team has completed the oil pumping of all accessible tanks from the M/V Golden Ray, a roll-on, roll-off car carrier that overturned near the Port of Brunswick in Georgia in September, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Salvage workers and divers gained access to 26 fuel tanks inside the Golden Ray

Mitsubishi Christens Cargo-Passenger Ship

Mitsubishi Christens Cargo-Passenger Ship

Yokohama-based Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co has launched a cargo-passenger ship currently under construction for Tokai Kisen Co., Ltd.The new vessel will inherit the name Salvia Maru, replacing the second ship bearing the name that is currently operated by the company.The formal christening was conducted by Tokai Kisen President Junichi Yamazaki

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

The UK’s new polar research ship is being formally named the RRS Sir David Attenborough today (Thursday, September 26) by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and special guest Sir David Attenborough will be in attendance. A three-day public celebration, hosted at the shipyard by British Antarctic Survey and Cammell Laird

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.Developed by Rosatom, the plant, known as "Akademik Lomonosov", set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey on Aug. 23 through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region.

Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members Rescued

Remaining Golden Ray Crew Members Rescued

Rescue workers on Monday freed the final crew member trapped inside a South Korean cargo vessel that flipped on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Salvage crews gradually drilled an opening in the ship's massive hull on Monday, first to deliver food and water to the survivors, then to extract them, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Rescue Planned for Missing Crew on Golden Ray

Rescue Planned for Missing Crew on Golden Ray

Rescue workers on Monday were planning to extract four missing crew members from a South Korean cargo vessel carrying about 4,000 cars to the Middle East that turned on its side off the coast of Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said.Helicopters rescued 20 crew members from the 656-foot (200-meter) Golden Ray on Sunday after it became disabled

Video: RoRo Vessel Overturns Off US East Coast

Video: RoRo Vessel Overturns Off US East Coast

Four crew members are missing from a roll-on/roll-off cargo vessel that is disabled, overturned and has caught fire near Brunswick, Georgia, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday.Twenty people have been safely removed from the ship, and the Coast Guard said it is working with local partners to locate the four crew still missing from the 656-foot vehicle carrier, MV Golden Ray