ROSS S. STERLING

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ROSS S. STERLING
    • Operator : HARRIS COUNTY - PRECINCT #2
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 165
  • Location
    • City : BAYTOWN
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 57
    • Full Load Capacity : 12 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 48
  • Size
    • Register length : 61.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 40.5 Feet
    • Overall Length : 62.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 40.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 23 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1964
    • Coast Guard Number : 545783

HARRIS COUNTY - PRECINCT #2

  • Area of Operation : ACROSS HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, LAT 29 N AND LONG 95 W
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

WILLIAM P. HOBBY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

U.S. LNG Exports Drop. Europe Remains Top Destination

U.S. LNG Exports Drop. Europe Remains Top Destination

U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell about 8% last month, according to preliminary Refinitiv vessel tracking data on Monday, but Europe remained the top importer as the continent secures alternate supply following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.U.S. LNG exports to all destinations came to about 7.10 million tonnes (MT) last month, according to Refinitiv, down from a record high 7.

New Zealand Suspends Antarctic Patrol Ship Project

New Zealand Suspends Antarctic Patrol Ship Project

New Zealand’s Ministry of Defense said it has suspended plans to build an Antarctic and Southern Ocean patrol vessel because planned spending is being reassessed due to the impact on the government’s budget of costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The Ministry of Defense in mid-2021 issued a request for information on the cost and potential design of a Southern Patrol Ocean Vessel

European Oil Shipments Delayed After Cyber Attacks

European Oil Shipments Delayed After Cyber Attacks

Tanker and barge shipments in and out of Europe's biggest oil hub have been delayed by up to a week as four storage companies scramble to resume operations after cyber attacks, sources familiar with the matter said.Since the end of last week, storage company Oiltanking and oil trading firm Mabanaft, both owned by Germany's Marquard & Bahls, have been hit by hackers.

Removing Idle Emissions: Maersk Launches Offshore Vessel-charging Firm Stillstrom

Removing Idle Emissions: Maersk Launches Offshore Vessel-charging Firm Stillstrom

Maersk Supply Service, an offshore supply vessel branch of A.P. Moller-Maersk, is launching its offshore vessel-charging venture, Stillstrom, to support the decarbonization of the maritime industry by eliminating idle emissions.Together with the offshore wind giant Ørsted, Stillstrom plans to demonstrate the world’s first full-scale offshore charging station for vessels at an offshore wind farm

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.

Port, Shipping Firms Divert Vessels After a Ningbo Terminal Shuts

Port, Shipping Firms Divert Vessels After a Ningbo Terminal Shuts

Ports and shipping companies are diverting vessels from a container terminal in China's busiest marine transportation hub which was forced to close after a coronavirus case emerged, as the pandemic strains global supply amid rising retail orders.Meidong container terminal in eastern Ningbo suspended operations on Wednesday after a COVID-19 case was detected

Florida Can't Ban Cruise Ship's 'Vaccine Passport' Program, US Judge Says

Florida Can't Ban Cruise Ship's 'Vaccine Passport' Program, US Judge Says

A U.S. judge has allowed Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCLH.N)todemand that passengers show written proof of coronavirus vaccination before they board a ship, dealing a major blow to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis's effort to ban "vaccine passports."In a preliminary ruling issued on Sunday, U.S.

Man in Hamster-like Floating Wheel Washes Ashore in Florida after Failed Attempt to Reach New York

Man in Hamster-like Floating Wheel Washes Ashore in Florida after Failed Attempt to Reach New York

A  man in a hamster wheel-like vessel washed ashore near the Old Salt Park beach approach in Flagler County, Florida. He said he was on the way to New York. "[The vessel's] sole occupant was with the vessel and advised that he came to shore because he was missing some of his equipment," Flagler Sheriff's report from July 24 reads.

Covid-19 on S. Korea's Anti-piracy Ship Off Africa: Over 80% of Crew Test Positive

Covid-19 on S. Korea's Anti-piracy Ship Off Africa: Over 80% of Crew Test Positive

South Korea's military has recorded in biggest cluster of COVID-19 infections to date, with more than 80% of personnel aboard a destroyer on anti-piracy patrol in the Gulf of Aden testing positive.While the 247 cases are not directly linked to new domestic infections, with the destroyer having left South Korea to start its mission in February

VIDEO: Wreck of Fishing Vessel Nicola Faith Recovered

VIDEO: Wreck of Fishing Vessel Nicola Faith Recovered

The UK authorities have recovered the fishing vessel Nicola Faith, which had gone missing off the coast of Colwyn Bay, Wales in January, in an incident in which all three crew members died.The bodies of the three crew members Ross Ballantine, 39, Alan Minard, 20, and Carl McGrath, 34, were found in mid-March.

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

“I hold no branch in higher esteem, than the Merchant Marine…”That is a quote from General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the Pacific in WWII. That one sentence sums up National Maritime Day. Inasmuch if it were not for our glorious Merchant Marine and maritime industry, we may not even have been a nation at all.

Golar Taps Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO

Golar Taps Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO

Golar LNG announced on Thursday it has appointed appointed Karl Fredrik Staubo as CEO, filling the void left by prior chief executive Iain Ross, who stepped down in April.Staubo has since May 2020 been the chief executive officer of Golar LNG Partners LP, recently sold to New Fortress Energy. Since September 2020 Staubo has also been acting as Golar's chief financial officer.