KEY WEST EXPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : KEY WEST EXPRESS
    • Operator : KEY WEST EXPRESS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 12800
  • Location
    • City : FT. MYERS BEACH
    • STATE : FL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 62
    • Passenger Capacity : 511
  • Size
    • Register length : 155.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 38 Feet
    • Overall Length : 155.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 38 Feet
    • Load draft : 15 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 53 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 2006
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1180921

KEY WEST EXPRESS

  • Area of Operation : FT. MYERS BEACH TO KEY WEST; MARCO ISLAND TO KEY WEST
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ATTANTICAT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

BIG CAT EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

'Nuisance' Tug Scuttled off Alaskan Coast

'Nuisance' Tug Scuttled off Alaskan Coast

A derelict tugboat abandoned near Juneau, Alaska since 2016, has been towed to sea and scuttled in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said.The Lumberman had been causing problems for locals since it was abandoned in the Gastineau channel five years ago, and the decision was made to dispose of the vessel at sea after the 107-foot steel hulled tugboat was determined to be derelict and a

Why Are Pirates Attacking Ships in the Gulf of Guinea?

Why Are Pirates Attacking Ships in the Gulf of Guinea?

Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship and killed one.Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea kidnapped 130 seafarers in 22 separate incidents last year, accounting for all but five of those seized at sea worldwide.

Maritime Security: Neo-colonialism in the Gulf of Guinea

Maritime Security: Neo-colonialism in the Gulf of Guinea

Is neo-colonialism in the Gulf of Guinea the answer to West Africa’s maritime crime crisis?In October 2020, China’s transport ministry established an ad hoc workgroup to lay down precautionary measures for ships and seafarers passing through high piracy risk West African waters.The move came as China told its vessels to up vigilance and implement a series of precautionary measures to ensure the

Asian Piracy Is on the Rise

Asian Piracy Is on the Rise

Piracy and armed robbery against ships is on the rise in Asia, ReCAAP ISC reveals in its latest monthly report. In October, nine incidents of armed robbery against ships and no piracy incidents were reported in Asia. With these, the total number of incidents from January to October was 84, a 35% increase from 62 over the same period in 2019, and the most reported since 2016.

IMO Head Urges Governments to Resolve Crew Change Crisis

IMO Head Urges Governments to Resolve Crew Change Crisis

International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim is urging governments to take swift action to resolve the crew change crisis that has left several hundred thousand seafarers stranded at sea and unable to be repatriated despite the expiry of their contracts.It is estimated that more than 300,000 mariners are stuck at sea

Shipbuilding: InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7m Deal

Shipbuilding: InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7m Deal

UK-based InfraStrata announced it has acquired the Appledore Shipyard located in Bideford, North Devon.The new deal follows InfraStrata’s acquisition of the Harland & Wolff Shipyard in Belfast last year. The London Stock Exchange-listed firm specializes in the development, commercialization and operation of advanced, high-value, strategic infrastructure facilities.

Gallery: Allseas Completes Tyra Removal Work Off Denmark

Gallery: Allseas Completes Tyra Removal Work Off Denmark

Allseas’ heavy lift vessel Pioneering Spirit has completed a removal campaign of processing and accommodation topsides and flare jackets as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project for Total E&P Denmark. "Over the last two weeks, Pioneering Spirit removed more than 27,000 tonnes of platform facilities from the North Sea’s Tyra gas field

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

Governments Pledge Crew Change Action

Governments Pledge Crew Change Action

A dozen countries have have committed to facilitate crew changes and achieve key worker designation for seafarers, following a virtual ministerial summit hosted by the U.K. government on Thursday, marking progress to help resolve a growing crisis facing the maritime industry, and enable hundreds of thousands of stranded seafarers to go home or join ships.

Austal Delivers Fast Ferry Bajamar Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Austal Delivers Fast Ferry Bajamar Express to Fred. Olsen Express

Shipbuilder Austal Australia has delivered a new 118-meter fast ferry to Fred. Olsen Express.The high-speed trimaran ferry Bajamar Express is the first of two identical vessels ordered by Fred. Olsen Express in a €126 million ($142.8 million) contract in October 2017. The second vessel, Bañaderos Express, is under construction at Austal Philippines shipyard in Balamban, Cebu

IMO Head Commends Nigeria's Antipiracy Efforts

IMO Head Commends Nigeria's Antipiracy Efforts

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Kitack Lim commended Nigeria’s antipiracy efforts in the Gulf of Guinea as the West African nation continues to make strides to curb attacks against ships in the world’s top piracy hot spot.Lim said recent actions made by the West African country to restrain piracy in the region “send a strong and valuable message to the

Ukraine's Odessa Gets First WTI Oil Cargo from US

Ukraine's Odessa Gets First WTI Oil Cargo from US

Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odessa is set to receive on Wednesday its first ever West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil cargo from the United States, according to industry sources and shipping data, just a month after the front-month futures for the blend turned negative.U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) May crude futures sank to minus $38 per barrel on April 20, just days before their expiration