GOV. GEORGE D. AIKEN

  • General
    • Vessel Name : GOV. GEORGE D. AIKEN
    • Operator : LAKE CHAMPLAIN TRANSPORTATION CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 365
  • Location
    • City : BURLINGTON
    • STATE : VT
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 64
    • Full Load Capacity : 156 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 132
  • Size
    • Register length : 132 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 44 Feet
    • Overall Length : 140 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 44 Feet
    • Load draft : 8.4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6 Feet
    • Height : 39.8 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1975
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 566265

LAKE CHAMPLAIN TRANSPORTATION CO.

  • Area of Operation : LAKE CHAMPLAIN
  • Principal Commodity : VEHICLES AND PASSENGERS

ADIRONDACK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHAMPLAIN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CUMBERLAND

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

EVANS WADHAMS WOLCOTT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GRAND ISLE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MISS PIGGY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Unknown

NORTHERN LIGHTS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

PLATTSBURGH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

RAYMOND C. PECOR, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

VALCOUR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

VERMONT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Nigeria Imposes Cargo Vessel Restrictions to Curb Coronavirus Spread

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Valaris to Lose $620,000 a Day Rig Deal with Total after BOP Drop off Angola

Valaris to Lose $620,000 a Day Rig Deal with Total after BOP Drop off Angola

Valaris, the world's largest offshore drilling company by fleet size, is set to lose one of the most lucrative contracts in the offshore drilling industry today after it recently accidentally dropped a blowout preventer stack to seabed offshore Angola.The contract, at a day rate of $620,000 per day, is with the French oil major Total for the drillship Valaris DS-8.

Future USS Delbert D. Black Completes Builders Trials

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The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) completed builder’s trials February 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Navy said. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division.The ship was previously underway for Alpha trials in December, and will be underway again in March for acceptance trials

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

George Raymond Duclos, age 86, died peacefully on February 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Raymond and Albertine (Bertha Chenard) Duclos.  Born in 1933 in Fall River, MA, George spent most of his life in Westport, MA spending summers on the Watuppa Pond and moving to the Pond permanently in the 1960's.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder Dies

Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder Dies

Army veteran-turned-Royal Caribbean Cruise Line founder Edwin W. Stephan passed away on Friday at 87 years old."We at Royal Caribbean mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to the Stephan family," said a statement from the global cruise company said.In 1969 Stephan founded the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and his contributions helped create the modern cruise industry we know today.

Cyber Hack: Fortifying Maritime, Port Security

Cyber Hack: Fortifying Maritime, Port Security

The United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert 06-19 (USCG MSA 06-19) outlines a February 2019 incident aboard a deep draft commercial vessel that called on the Port of New York / New Jersey after experiencing a significant cyber incident that impacted their shipboard network. The Safety Alert stated in part:“An interagency team of cyber experts, led by the Coast Guard

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Women on the Water

Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Women on the Water

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Ship Paint: NRL Pigment Package Slows Discoloration

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Cyber Risk Management: What Maritime Professionals Need to Know Now

Cyber Risk Management: What Maritime Professionals Need to Know Now

The IMO January 2021 deadline for shipping interests to incorporate cyber risk management into their existing Safety Management Systems is fast approaching. It is critical that stakeholders understand their vulnerabilities. The IMO has issued MSC-FAL.1/Circ.3 guidelines on maritime cyber risk management that does a good job of outlining the many vulnerable systems within marine operations

Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook

Export Licensing: Tips U.S. Exporters Shouldn’t Overlook

Each year, the U.S. Department of Commerce receives thousands of inquiries from businesses looking to export, many of which involve licensing questions. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), together with other USG agencies, is responsible for export licensing and controls.

Spectrum of the Seas Delivered

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Cruise line Royal Caribbean International officially took delivery of the 26th ship in its fleet, 169,000 grt Spectrum of the Seas, in a ceremony Thursday in Bremerhaven, Germany.The first ship in the Quantum-Ultra class, the Meyer Werft built Spectrum of the Seas measures 347.1 meters long and 41.4 meters wide.