JOHN W. JOHNSON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : JOHN W. JOHNSON
    • Operator : TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 3000
  • Location
    • City : GALVESTON
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 848
    • Full Load Capacity : 70 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 500
  • Size
    • Register length : 256.4 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 65.3 Feet
    • Overall Length : 263.3 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 66 Feet
    • Load draft : 10.9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9.2 Feet
    • Height : 56 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2009
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1228845

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

  • Area of Operation : GALVESTON AND BOLIVAR
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

DEWITT C. GREER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GIBB GILCHRIST

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

RAY STOKER, JR.

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT C. LANIER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROBERT H. DEDMAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

'Machine Odyssey' Complete as Autonomous Tug Reaches Hamburg after 1000+nm Journey

'Machine Odyssey' Complete as Autonomous Tug Reaches Hamburg after 1000+nm Journey

The autonomous tug Nellie Bly has completed what is claimed to be the world’s first 1,000+ nautical miles autonomous and remotely commanded journey of a commercial vessel at sea.The journey around Denmark, aptly named the Machine Odyssey, officially started September 30, when the Nellie Bly departed Cuxhaven, Germany, (near Hamburg) for Denmark.

Choked Port Won't Cancel Christmas, Britain Says

Choked Port Won't Cancel Christmas, Britain Says

Britain said on Wednesday that people should buy normally for Christmas and there would be no shortage of gifts after shipping containers carrying toys and electrical goods were diverted from the country’s biggest port because it was full.Maersk, the world’s largest container shipping company

Academia’s Climate Change Challenge is Far from Academic

Academia’s Climate Change Challenge is Far from Academic

Highlighted in Marine Technology Reporter's MTR100 is the work and technology ongoing in the halls of academia. The most recent report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasized our warming planet, an expected announcement for many in the scientific community.

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Partner on Autonomous Ship Control Solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Partner on Autonomous Ship Control Solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics announced they are working together to deliver remote command, autonomous control and intelligent crew support systems to the marine market.As part of this agreement, Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems and Sea Machines, the developer of remote-vessel command and autonomous control systems

Supply Chain Shocks: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

Supply Chain Shocks: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

Supply chain issues tied to liner shipping have been front page news throughout 2021; just about everyone agrees that there’s a problem. The underlying cause is right out of Economics 101: a surge in demand for moving containerized cargo, in the face of “inelastic” throughput capacity (which includes vessels and their landside interfaces to surface transportation

Iran Warns of Response if Security Threatened After Ship Attack

Iran Warns of Response if Security Threatened After Ship Attack

Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman.Tehran has denied any involvement in the attack on Thursday in which two crew members—a Briton and a Romanian—were killed.

Richard W. Spinrad Confirmed to Lead NOAA

Richard W. Spinrad Confirmed to Lead NOAA

Richard “Rick” W. Spinrad, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy expertise, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator.“As an accomplished and respected scientist, educator, communicator and executive

Britain to Build New National Flagship to Promote Trade

Britain to Build New National Flagship to Promote Trade

Britain is planning to build a new flagship to promote its business and trade interests around the world, the government said on Saturday, in a move it said would also reinvigorate the nation's shipbuilding industry.Britain said the ship, once built, would host high level trade negotiations and trade shows

Video: Interlake Steamship's New Laker Floated Out

Video: Interlake Steamship's New Laker Floated Out

The first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years was launched at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. on December 17.Scheduled for completion in mid-2022, the Interlake Steamship Company's new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier Mark W. Barker is believed to be the first ship for U.S. Great Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983.

EU and UK Clinch Narrow Brexit Trade Deal

EU and UK Clinch Narrow Brexit Trade Deal

Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire.The deal, agreed more than four years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the bloc

Sweden to Allow Underwater Probe of Estonia Wreck Site

Sweden to Allow Underwater Probe of Estonia Wreck Site

Sweden said on Friday it would allow an underwater examination of the ferry Estonia, which sank in the Baltic 26 years ago with the loss of 852 lives, after a documentary film showed previously unknown holes in the wreck's hull. The official investigation concluded in 1997 that the roll-on, roll-off ferry's bow shield had failed, damaging the bow ramp and flooding the car deck.

Top Maritime Trends of 2020: Autonomy

Top Maritime Trends of 2020: Autonomy

While work on maritime autonomy has proceeded at speed globally, a pair of U.S. companies – Metal Shark and Sea Machines – have jumped to the fore in delivering solutions that have evolved from the research & development department to work on the waterways.When talk turns to “autonomy” in the maritime sector there are more questions than answers.