SILVER LAKE

  • General
    • Vessel Name : SILVER LAKE
    • Operator : NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FERRY DIVISION
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1610
  • Location
    • City : OCRACOKE
    • STATE : NC
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 469
    • Full Load Capacity : 88 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 300
  • Size
    • Register length : 207.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 38.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 220.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 38.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6 Feet
    • Height : 42 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1965
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 299744

NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FERRY DIVISION

  • Area of Operation : RIVERS AND SOUNDS; EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTLINE; NORTH LANDING RIVER; PAMLICO RIVER; NEUSE RIVER; CAPE FEAR RIVER; PAMLICO SOUND, HATTERAS INLET
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND AUTOMOBILES

CAPE POINT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CARTERET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CEDAR ISLAND

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHICAMACOMICO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CROATON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FLOYD J. LUPTON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FORT FISHER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FRISCO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOV. JAMES B. HUNT JR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOVERNOR DANIEL RUSSELL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

HATTERAS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KINNAKEET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

NEUSE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

OCRACOKE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

PAMLICO

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ROAKNOKE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTHPORT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SWAN QUARTER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

THOMAS A. BAUM

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

W. STANFORD WHITE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ALBEMARLE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

News

Ever Given Grounding Spurs Suez Canal Expansion Plans

Ever Given Grounding Spurs Suez Canal Expansion Plans

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) plans to expand and deepen the southern stretch of the waterway where a containership became jammed and blocked traffic for six days in March, Chairman Osama Rabie said in a televised address on Tuesday.Rabie presented the plan at an event attended by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who indicated that the project should be completed in 24 months at most.

Suez Canal Hopes for Deal on Detained Ever Given

Suez Canal Hopes for Deal on Detained Ever Given

The head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday he hoped talks would soon yield an agreement with the owner and insurer of a giant container ship which is still being detained since it blocked the waterway for six days last month.The 400-meter Ever Given became wedged diagonally across the canal in high winds on March 23, blocking all traffic.

Swiss Passenger Vessel Serving as Vaccine 'Shot Ship' for Lakeside Towns

Swiss Passenger Vessel Serving as Vaccine 'Shot Ship' for Lakeside Towns

An 89-year-old passenger ship, out of commission due to the coronavirus pandemic, was repurposed on Tuesday as a COVID-19 vaccination center for thousands of residents from cities on Lake Constance.The 500-passenger MS Thurgau normally carries tourists and commuters between German and Swiss cities on Europe’s third-largest lake.

RIBs: Turn Up the Power

RIBs: Turn Up the Power

However readers might define “normal”, 2020 was anything but. But the business of rigid inflatable boats (RIB) has been going at full throttle.Matthew Velluto, Director of Business Development and Marketing at RIBCRAFT USA, based in Marblehead, Mass., described a business moving steadily ahead, though it’s had to weave and bob at times during 2020.

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.

Great Lakes Group: Venerable & Versatile

Great Lakes Group: Venerable & Versatile

“…We have built our reputation job by job, boat by boat, and tow by tow, and we intend to continue to do so.”The Great Lakes Towing Company (GLT) and the Great Lakes Shipyard are core businesses within The Great Lakes Group of Companies, based in Cleveland, on the Old River, a shipping channel that runs west from where the Cuyahoga River meets Lake Erie.

Interview: Lasse Petterson, CEO and President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Interview: Lasse Petterson, CEO and President, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

The dredging market in the U.S. is strong and growing, a bright spot for U.S. shipyards, with increased funding for critical infrastructure projects and port dredging at the federal and state levels. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, the country’s largest dredging company, has invested mightily in new dredgers at U.S. yards. Lasse Petterson, CEO and President, shares insights on the strategy ahead.

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

The U.S. Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller, the service's 38th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the commissioning ceremony, along with Lt. Michael Salerno, Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller’s commanding officer.

Video: Ships Collide Head on in the Welland Canal

Video: Ships Collide Head on in the Welland Canal

Canadian officials are investigating a collision between two general cargo vessels in the Welland Canal in southern Ontario.The 138-meter Alanis and the 136-meter Florence Spirit collided Saturday while traveling opposite directions in the ship canal connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. The ships are flagged in Antigua Barbuda and Canada repetitively.

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

Video: Keel Laid For First New US-flag Laker in Decades

A keel laying ceremony on Tuesday marked the official start of assembly on the first new U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in more than 35 years.During the ceremony held by The Interlake Steamship Company and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, (FBS) the keel was laid within the shipyard’s large graving dock in Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

Conrad to Build TSHD for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Conrad to Build TSHD for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation signed a contract with Conrad Shipyard for the construction of a new 6,500-cubic-yard-capacity trailing suction hopper dredge (TSHD) for scheduled delivery in the first quarter of 2023.The deal includes an option to build an additional dredge, the U.S.' largest dredging services provider said on Tuesday.