POINT COMFORT

  • General
    • Vessel Name : POINT COMFORT
    • Operator : MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO., INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Offshore Support Vessel
    • Vessel Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 800
  • Location
    • City : NORFOLK
    • STATE : VA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 22
    • Full Load Capacity : 28 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 6
  • Size
    • Register length : 47 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 14.4 Feet
    • Overall Length : 47 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 14.4 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.2 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4.5 Feet
    • Height : 18 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1988
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 942543

MCALLISTER TOWING & TRANSPORTATION CO., INC.

  • Area of Operation : NEW YORK HARBOR AND TRIBUTARIES
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND BULK CARGO

BARBARA MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BRUCE A MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CHARLES D MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ELIZABETH MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JAMES MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JUSTINE MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MCALLISTER BROS.

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MEGAN MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

MOIRA MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RESOLUTE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

VICKI M MCALLISTER

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

ATLANTIC TRADER

  • Type : Container Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MCALLISTER

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

One on One with Buckley McAllister

One on One with Buckley McAllister

Buckley McAllister, President of McAllister Towing & Transportation, weighs in on the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the maritime sector.McAllister Towing & Transportation is a long and storied organization based in New York, the original U.S. COVID-19 hot spot that has been transformed from the city that never sleeps into a surreal ghost town. Describe the view from your perspective.

USNS Comfort Leaves New York

USNS Comfort Leaves New York

The U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort departed New York harbor on Thursday, just a month after arriving to help ease the strain on overburdened city hospitals dealing with the novel coronavirus outbreak.The 1,000-bed Navy vessel, headed back to its home base in Norfolk, Virginia, never neared its capacity, even as the city quickly became the world’s epicenter for COVID-19 infections.

Trump Says USNS Comfort Will Return to Virginia

Trump Says USNS Comfort Will Return to Virginia

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will soon return to Norfolk, Va., President Trump said Tuesday, less than a month after the ship was deployed to New York to support COVID-19 response efforts."I’ve asked [New York Governer] Andrew [Cuomo] if we could bring the Comfort back to its base in Virginia so that we can have it for other locations, and he said we would be able to do that

Conrad Delivers 6,000hp Towboat to Canal Barge

Conrad Delivers 6,000hp Towboat to Canal Barge

Conrad Shipyard said it delivered the 6,000-horsepower towboat, H. Merritt ‘Heavy’ Lane, Jr., to Canal Barge Company, Inc. (CBC). Built at Conrad Amelia, the Subchapter M-compliant vessel measures 166 feet by 49 by 12 and is powered by EPA Tier IV-compliant Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) engines.The H. Merritt ‘Heavy’ Lane, Jr.

USNS Comfort Docks in New York

USNS Comfort Docks in New York

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in New York Monday to support COVID-19 response efforts in the epicenter of America's coronavirus outbreak.The ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-coronavirus patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries

USNS Comfort Departs for New York

USNS Comfort Departs for New York

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Norfolk, Va. Saturday for New York City in support of the COVID-19 response efforts.The Military Sealift Command ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults

Dredgers Make Way for USNS Comfort in New York

Dredgers Make Way for USNS Comfort in New York

Dredgers are expediting operations in New York to make way for the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort, which will dock in the epicenter of America's COVID-19 outbreak to assist hospitals that become overrun by the pandemic.Dredging contractor Donjon Marine Co., Inc. was contacted last week and asked to begin dredging Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Berth 4 in anticipation of the arrival of the ship

California Asks Trump to Deploy USNS Mecy to LA 'Immediately'

California Asks Trump to Deploy USNS Mecy to LA 'Immediately'

California’s governor on Thursday asked President Donald Trump to send a U.S. Navy hospital ship to the port of Los Angeles “immediately” as the state braces for an expected surge in the number of coronavirus cases over the next eight weeks.Trump said earlier this week the Navy hospital ships Mercy and Comfort would be pressed into service, one on each coast

Trump Says Carnival Offers Ships for Medical Use

Trump Says Carnival Offers Ships for Medical Use

U.S. President Donald Trump revealed Thursday that Carnival Corp. chairman Micky Arison has said he will make some cruise ships from his idled fleet available to be used in addition to the U.S. Navy hospital ships being deployed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.“This morning, I spoke with Micky Arison of Carnival Cruise Lines and he’s going to make ships available.

US to Deploy Hospital Ships for Coronavirus Response

US to Deploy Hospital Ships for Coronavirus Response

Two U.S. Navy hospital ships are being prepared to aid shoreside medical facilities that could become overrun by the coronavirus pandemic, the Pentagon's chief spokesman said.The USNS Comfort and USNS Mercy will be deployed "as needed to assist potentially overwhelmed counties with acute patient care" as part of the Defense Department's response to the pandemic, Jonathan Rath Hoffman

SBM Orders Two More Fast4Ward Hulls

SBM Orders Two More Fast4Ward Hulls

SBM Offshore announced it has signed contracts with Chinese shipyards for the construction of the company’s fourth and fifth hulls under its purchase program for Fast4Ward newbuild multipurpose floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) hulls.The contracts were signed with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding and Offshore Co., Ltd. (SWS) and China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH).

New Pusher Tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil

New Pusher Tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil

Hidrovias do Brasil S.A. has started operating two new pusher tugs custom-designed by Vancouver, Canada based Robert Allan Ltd, pushing barges containing bulk products along the Amazon River system. This HB PIRARARA shallow-draft pusher tug and sister vessel HB PIRARUCU have a Robert allan RApide 4000-Z3 tug design and were constructed by Estaleiro Rio Maguari in Belem, Brazil.