HYDRO VELOCITY

  • General
    • Vessel Name : HYDRO VELOCITY
    • Operator : U. S. WATER TAXI, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Cruise)
    • Vessel Type : Passenger Vessel
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 420
  • Location
    • City : LOS ANGELES
    • STATE : CA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 9
    • Full Load Capacity : 5 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 28
  • Size
    • Register length : 36.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 10.7 Feet
    • Overall Length : 36.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 10.7 Feet
    • Load draft : 3.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.7 Feet
    • Height : 21 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1969
    • EQUIP2 : RAMP
    • EQUIP1 : FRONT LANDING
    • Coast Guard Number : 1091105

U. S. WATER TAXI, INC.

  • Area of Operation : INNER WATERS IN VICINITY OF LONG BEACH AND LOS ANGELES HARBORS
  • Principal Commodity : DRY CARGO

C. ADAMS

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

CYPRESS POINT

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

LARISSA ANN

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

PROVIDER

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

R. BELL

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

U. LEE

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

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Measuring the Hostile Ocean Beneath Hurricanes

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Future Ship Fuels: Cut through the Smoke

Future Ship Fuels: Cut through the Smoke

Ship owners increasingly face complex investment decisions as they try to navigate the most efficient course to the low-carbon future. Ever since the IMO set the industry’s ambitious emission-reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, owners have been inundated with information about future fuels and technologies that may, or may not, ultimately lower the carbon footprints of their fleet.

Water Audits at Sea

Water Audits at Sea

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Industry Project for First Ammonia-Fueled ULCS Concept

Industry Project for First Ammonia-Fueled ULCS Concept

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NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

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ROBOATS: MIT's Shape-Shifting Autonomous Boats

ROBOATS: MIT's Shape-Shifting Autonomous Boats

New capabilities allow “roboats” to change configurations to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures.MIT’s fleet of robotic boats has been updated with new capabilities to “shapeshift,” by autonomously disconnecting and reassembling into a variety of configurations, to form floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals.

Shipbuilding: Norway’s Fjellstrand Rewrites the Book

Shipbuilding: Norway’s Fjellstrand Rewrites the Book

As maritime digests a number of historical changes, Norway’s Fjellstrand shipyard wants to put aside the rule book and look at the whole process in a new way, reducing engineering costs up to 70% and production costs up to 20%.The process of designing and building a ship, even in today’s highly standardized mass manufacturing environment, remains largely a one-off, one-of-a-kind design and build.

INSIGHTS: Edward C. Schwarz, ABB VP of Sales, New Builds

INSIGHTS: Edward C. Schwarz, ABB VP of Sales, New Builds

Based in Miramar, FL, ABB Vice President Ed Schwarz is today responsible for developing and leading the newly created new sales team for ABB in North America.He is the firm’s leading advocate for new build opportunities in US and Canada and more importantly, developing the business strategy necessary for bringing hybrid and electric solutions to North America market. A graduate of the U.S.

Offshore Wind – A Brief History

Offshore Wind – A Brief History

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Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

Book Review: Getting Down to It; 50 Years of Subsea Success in Norway

The Norwegian Continental Shelf’s journey from the very first basic marinized subsea trees to today’s complex and sophisticated subsea processing equipment has been a rapid, at times turbulent, but always remarkable.There are many engineers who have seen through that journey, from the first exploration wells using Norwegian rigs in the mid-1970s to today.

Norway Builds Drone Fleet for coastal “Sulfur Patrols”

Norway Builds Drone Fleet for coastal “Sulfur Patrols”

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Shock Mitigation: Size Matters

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