JESSICA W

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JESSICA W
    • Operator : BLOCK ISLAND FERRY SERVICE, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 10000
  • Location
    • City : NEW LONDON
    • STATE : CT
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 284
    • Passenger Capacity : 530
  • Size
    • Register length : 160 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 60 Feet
    • Overall Length : 160 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 60 Feet
    • Load draft : 8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 45 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 2004
    • Year : 2004
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1156557
    • REBLT : *

BLOCK ISLAND FERRY SERVICE, LLC

  • Area of Operation : NEW LONDON, CT; ORIENT PT., NY AND BLOCK ISLAND, RI
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

News

New Fully-electric Towboats Will be the First in the US

New Fully-electric Towboats Will be the First in the US

A series of four fully-electric, zero-emissions towboats announced this week are set to become the first built in North America as vessel owners and operators continue to explore new avenues to decarbonize.The new towboats, designed to support cleaner container transport in America's ports and inland waterways, will be built for New York-based Zeeboat and available for charter from 2025.

LNG Carrier Rates More Than Double in Two Weeks

LNG Carrier Rates More Than Double in Two Weeks

Tanker rates to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) have more than doubled since the start of the month as a power crisis in Asia and Europe drives up demand for vessels, industry sources said on Tuesday.The daily charter rate for a tri-fuel diesel-electric (TFDE) vessel that can carry 160,000 cubic meters of LNG to Pacific basin ports rose to $202,500 a day on Tuesday, the highest since Jan.

Pipeline from California Offshore Oil Spill was Moved 32 Meters Along Sea Floor

Pipeline from California Offshore Oil Spill was Moved 32 Meters Along Sea Floor

A section of the oil pipeline that burst off the Southern California coast was displaced 105 feet (32 meters) across the ocean floor, officials said on Tuesday, fueling speculation that a ship's anchor may have caused the environmental disaster.The revelation came as the U.S. Coast Guard and drilling company Amplify Energy Corp came under further scrutiny about the time it took to respond to the

Anchor Strike May Have Caused California Oil Spill

Anchor Strike May Have Caused California Oil Spill

More oil from a massive offshore spill landed on the southern California shore on Monday, with beaches closed and dead fish and birds washing up on shore as officials investigated whether a ship anchor striking a pipeline could have triggered the leak.Crews dressed in white coveralls and helmets raced against an approaching storm as they cleaned damage from 3,000 barrels (126

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall Near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall Near Port Fourchon, Louisiana

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, forcing those who did not flee to brace themselves for the toughest test yet of the billions of dollars spent on levee upgrades following Hurricane Katrina 16 years ago.Ida came ashore near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, at 11:55 a.m. CDT (16:55 GMT), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Union Pacific to Restart Container Shipments from U.S. West Coast Seaports

Union Pacific to Restart Container Shipments from U.S. West Coast Seaports

Union Pacific Corp container shipments from U.S. West Coast seaports to one of the railroad's major hubs in Chicago will restart early next week after a seven-day suspension, Chief Executive Lance Fritz told Reuters on Thursday.The railroad on Sunday night paused cargo shipments from the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Oil Spills Outside China's Qingdao Port after Ship Collision

Oil Spills Outside China's Qingdao Port after Ship Collision

A tanker carrying around one million barrels of oil products was involved in a collision near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, spilling oil into the Yellow Sea, China's Shandong Maritime Safety Administration and tanker representatives said on Tuesday.The collision involving anchored Liberia-flagged tanker A Symphony and the Sea Justice took place at 0850 local time (0050 GMT)

Race to Dislodge Suez Blockage as Shipping Rates Surge, Vessels Divert Away

Race to Dislodge Suez Blockage as Shipping Rates Surge, Vessels Divert Away

The Suez Canal stepped up efforts on Friday to free a giant container ship blocking the vital trade waterway that has sent shipping rates for oil product tankers soaring and disrupted the global supply chains for everything from grains to baby clothes.Shipping rates for oil product tankers have nearly doubled after the 400 meter long Ever Given, almost as long as the Empire State Building is high

Tugs Working to Free Grounded Containership in the Suez Canal

Tugs Working to Free Grounded Containership in the Suez Canal

The shortest shipping route from Europe to Asia remained blocked on Wednesday as 10 tug boats struggled to free one of the world's largest container ships after it ran aground in the Suez Canal.The 400-metre, 224,000-tonne Ever Given ran aground on Tuesday morning after losing the ability to steer amid high winds and a dust storm, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in a statement.

Biden Pauses Federal Oil & Gas Leasing, Eyes Offshore Wind Growth

Biden Pauses Federal Oil & Gas Leasing, Eyes Offshore Wind Growth

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a new raft of executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies, as he pursues green policies he billed as a boon for job creation.The orders map out the direction for the Democratic president's climate change and environmental agenda and reverse the policies of his

Biden to Target Drilling, Fossil Fuel Subsidies in New Climate Orders

Biden to Target Drilling, Fossil Fuel Subsidies in New Climate Orders

President Joe Biden was set on Wednesday to sign executive actions to combat climate change, including pausing new oil and gas leases on federal land and cutting fossil fuel subsidies as he pursues green policies in stark contrast to those of his predecessor Donald Trump.The orders map out the direction for the Democratic president's climate change and environmental agenda and mark a reversal

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Two LNG Tankers Bound for Australia's Prelude Facility Divert

Two liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers that had initially signaled they would load at Royal Dutch Shell's Prelude floating LNG facility in Australia have diverted elsewhere, ship-tracking data showed on Tuesday.This comes just a week after Shell said that Prelude would resume loading cargoes after production had been suspended for nearly a year following an electrical trip.