R. BELL

  • General
    • Vessel Name : R. BELL
    • Operator : U. S. WATER TAXI, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Offshore Support Vessel
    • Vessel Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : LOS ANGELES
    • STATE : CA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 23
    • Full Load Capacity : 2 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 48
  • Size
    • Register length : 52.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 14 Feet
    • Overall Length : 55 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 14.6 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 15.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1963
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 517114

U. S. WATER TAXI, INC.

  • Area of Operation : INNER WATERS IN VICINITY OF LONG BEACH AND LOS ANGELES HARBORS
  • Principal Commodity : DRY CARGO

C. ADAMS

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

CYPRESS POINT

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

HYDRO VELOCITY

  • Type : Passenger Vessel
  • Construction : Aluminum

LARISSA ANN

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

PROVIDER

  • Type : Crewboat / Supply / Utility Vessel
  • Construction : Steel

U. LEE

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Aluminum

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Venezuela's Military to Escort Iranian Tankers

Venezuela's military will escort Iranian tankers bringing fuel to the gasoline-starved country as soon as they enter its exclusive economic zone, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Wednesday.His comments came after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said the shipment should "alarm" Latin America. Both OPEC members are U.S. adversaries whose oil industries are under U.S. sanctions.

Norwegian Cruise Line Swings to $1.88 Billion Loss

Norwegian Cruise Line Swings to $1.88 Billion Loss

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd swung to a quarterly loss on a $1.6 billion impairment charge as the COVID-19 pandemic brought the global cruise industry to a virtual standstill.Cruise operators have been hammered by the curbs to contain the spread of the virus, with extended port quarantines in Japan and California due to deadly outbreaks on some cruise ships adding to the worries.

Princess and Other Cruise Lines Extend Service Suspensions

Princess and Other Cruise Lines Extend Service Suspensions

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North Korea Caught Busting Sanctions in Chinese Waters

North Korea Caught Busting Sanctions in Chinese Waters

On Oct. 10 last year, eight North Korean vessels - several carrying illicit coal shipments - were anchored in Chinese waters off the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, according to a photo in a U.N. report published online on Friday.That appears to be a lax enforcement by China of U.N. sanctions aimed at curbing Pyongyang’s nuclear program under which countries are required to inspect cargo destined to or

Petrobras Eyes Restart at FPSOs Hit by Coronavirus

Petrobras Eyes Restart at FPSOs Hit by Coronavirus

Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras plans to restart operations in the coming days at two ships used in offshore oil production that suffered coronavirus outbreaks, an executive told journalists during a call on Friday.Petrobras Exploration and Production Director Carlos Alberto de Oliveira said operations at the Cidade de Santos should restart over the weekend

US CDC Extends 'No Sail Order' for All Cruise Ships

US CDC Extends 'No Sail Order' for All Cruise Ships

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its “no sail order” for all cruise ships, as it looks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.The new CDC order says that cruise ships have to cease operations for up to 100 days, or the expiration of the Secretary of Health and Human Services' declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

Winter Work on the Great Lakes

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Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

Obituary: George R. Duclos, 1933-2020

George Raymond Duclos, age 86, died peacefully on February 15, 2020 surrounded by his family. The son of the late Raymond and Albertine (Bertha Chenard) Duclos.  Born in 1933 in Fall River, MA, George spent most of his life in Westport, MA spending summers on the Watuppa Pond and moving to the Pond permanently in the 1960's.

P&O Ferries Invests In Next-Gen Ferries

P&O Ferries Invests In Next-Gen Ferries

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US Gulf Production Restarting After Barry

US Gulf Production Restarting After Barry

U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said.There was 1.3 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil production off line in the U.S.-regulated areas of the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, about 80,000 barrels less than on Sunday, according to the U.S.

Video: HII Finishes CVN-79 Flight Deck

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Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Admiral Schultz Emphasizes Maritime as a Driver of U.S. Commerce

Last month Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was invited to join Admiral Karl Schultz, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, on a trek to New Orleans for an underway tour on board a mid-stream transfer operation in the Mississippi River. As the U.S. inland waterway system has endured historic water levels for more than six months