ISLAND DUCHESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ISLAND DUCHESS
    • Operator : UNCLE SAM BOAT TOURS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 700
  • Location
    • City : ALEXANDRIA BAY
    • STATE : NY
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 50
    • Passenger Capacity : 450
  • Size
    • Register length : 90.3 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 27.7 Feet
    • Overall Length : 110 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 27.7 Feet
    • Load draft : 8.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7.6 Feet
    • Height : 35 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1988
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 927275

UNCLE SAM BOAT TOURS, INC.

  • Area of Operation : ALEXANDRIA BAY AND CLAYTON, NY
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ALEXANDRIA BELLE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

FREEDOM I

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

ISLAND WANDERER

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

UNCLE SAM 7

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

UNCLE SAM II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

News

Denmark to Build Giant Wind Energy Hub In the North Sea

Denmark to Build Giant Wind Energy Hub In the North Sea

Denmark has reached a deal on the construction of the first of its kind wind energy hub in the North Sea that promises to produce yet unseen amounts of green electricity, in what has been described as the largest construction project in Danish history.The energy hub - an artificial island - will serve as an offshore power plant gathering and distributing green electricity from hundreds of wind

Great Ships [ of 2020 ]: Island Victory, the Most Powerful (& green) Multi-Purpose OSV Ever

Great Ships [ of 2020 ]: Island Victory, the Most Powerful (& green) Multi-Purpose OSV Ever

Norway’s Island Offshore broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, adding not just a new ship to its fleet, but one that re-writes the rulebook in capabilities, technology and despite its size and power, environmental credentials.Simply put, Island Offshore’s new deep water installation Vessel ‘Island Victory’ is the most powerful multi-purpose offshore vessel ever built; a

Wakashio Oil Leak Stops as Mauritius Braces for 'Worst Case Scenario'

Wakashio Oil Leak Stops as Mauritius Braces for 'Worst Case Scenario'

A Japanese ship that ran aground on a reef off Mauritius two weeks ago has now stopped leaking oil into the Indian Ocean but the island nation must still prepare for "a worst case scenario", Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said late on Monday.Conservationists said they were starting to find dead fish as well as seabirds covered in oil

Video: USCG Aids Cargo Ship Taking on Water off Puerto Rico

Video: USCG Aids Cargo Ship Taking on Water off Puerto Rico

U.S. Coast Guard air and surface rescue crews at Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.The M/V Island Express, a Cyprus flagged 412-foot ro-ro cargo ship

Turkey Slams Greek Claim Over Mediterranean Seismic Survey

Turkey Slams Greek Claim Over Mediterranean Seismic Survey

The eastern Mediterranean region where a Turkish ship will carry out a seismic survey is part of Turkey's continental shelf, Ankara said on Wednesday, rejecting Greece's accusation that the ship is encroaching on its own shelf.Long-standing tensions between the NATO allies escalated after Turkey's navy on Tuesday issued an advisory known as a Navtex for seismic surveys in waters between Cyprus

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Video: Bay Shipbuilding Delivers Ferry for Washington Island Fleet

Video: Bay Shipbuilding Delivers Ferry for Washington Island Fleet

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has delivered a new, year-round passenger/vehicle ferry, Madonna, for service to the Washington Island community across the Death’s Door Passage between the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan.At 124 feet in length, 40 feet in beam and 9 feet in draft, and with capacity for up to 28 vehicles and 150 passengers

BC Ferries’ Hybrid-electric Newbuilds Enter Service

BC Ferries’ Hybrid-electric Newbuilds Enter Service

Canadian ferry operator BC Ferries said its newest vessel, Island Aurora, officially entered service Thursday on the Port McNeill - Alert Bay - Sointula (Vancouver Island-Cormorant Island-Malcolm Island) route. This follows last week’s start of service for sister vessel Island Discovery on the Texada Island-Powell River run.

OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

OSV Powers Up for Deepwater Efficiency the Island Offshore Way

While facing the same challenging market conditions as offshore vessel owners and service companies worldwide, Norway’s Island Offshore recently broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, by adding not just a new ship to its fleet, but one that re-writes the rulebook in capabilities, technology and despite its size and power, environmental credentials.

Vietnam Protests Beijing's Sinking of South China Sea Boat

Vietnam Protests Beijing's Sinking of South China Sea Boat

Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat it said had been rammed by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel near islands in the disputed South China Sea.The Vietnamese fishing vessel, with eight fishermen onboard, was fishing near the Paracel Islands on Thursday when it was rammed and sunk by the Chinese vessel

Staten Island Ferries: A "New York State of Mind"

Staten Island Ferries: A "New York State of Mind"

It takes a thick skin to live in New York City, let alone to run its Staten Island Ferry service. James C. DeSimone, Deputy Commissioner, Ferry Division, New York City Department of Transportation, has been charged with running the ferry service for the last 16 years. We met with him for his insights on the challenges of keeping the iconic ferry running safely and efficiently.

"Ship-Spotter" of the Day

"Ship-Spotter" of the Day

Barry Parker, contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News and MarineNews magazines, is – like many people around the world – sequestered and working from home. He is our designated “ship spotter” for the day.In the maritime business, most of us have been adept at working from home (or from remote locations).