SOUTHERN CROSS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : SOUTHERN CROSS
    • Operator : MARINE EXPRESS CO.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1500
  • Location
    • City : ALAMEDA
    • STATE : CA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 94
    • Passenger Capacity : 6
  • Size
    • Register length : 81.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 24 Feet
    • Overall Length : 81.1 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 24 Feet
    • Load draft : 9.8 Feet
    • Light Draft : 9.8 Feet
    • Height : 36 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1943
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 243954

MARINE EXPRESS CO.

  • Area of Operation : SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND TRIBUTARIES; AND WEST COAST
  • Principal Commodity : TOWING AND PERSONNEL / STORES

AILINE ELIZABETH

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

JAMIE LEE

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

JO ANN

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

LANA

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

MISS TAMMY

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

STEPHANIE LYNN

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

EDWARD F ESCH

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

GWENDOLYN GRACE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MARIN SUNSHINE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

THERESA MARIE

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

US Shipyards Forge Ahead Through COVID-19

US Shipyards Forge Ahead Through COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus and its impacts continue to spread across America, U.S. shipbuilders, by and large, continue to build. While most yards have been deemed essential to marine transportation and/or national security and have been able to maintain operations, the situation at and around every shipyard is different

Modern-Day Mayflower Sets Sail Ahead of 400th Anniversary Voyage

Modern-Day Mayflower Sets Sail Ahead of 400th Anniversary Voyage

Four hundred years after the Mayflower crossed the Atlantic from Britain to the United States, a group of engineers plan to have a crewless-ship also named the Mayflower, navigate itself along the same route.The voyage is due to begin in September and the new Mayflower could become the first full-sized, fully autonomous vessel to cross the Atlantic

Automatic Ferry Enters Regular Service in Norway

Automatic Ferry Enters Regular Service in Norway

The world’s first adaptive ferry transit conducted during normal service took place last week on a vessel fully loaded with passengers and vehicles, demonstrated fully automatic control from dock to dock, Kongsberg Maritime  announced. The landmark crossing, a key step forward in the integration of autonomous technology into everyday shipping operations

Hong Kong Halts Ferry Service to China on Virus Fears

Hong Kong Halts Ferry Service to China on Virus Fears

Hong Kong has suspended cross-border ferry service to and from mainland China as it seeks to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.All cross-boundary ferry services to and from the China Ferry Terminal and the Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal have been suspended, Hong Kong's government announced on Wednesday,The government said other modes of transport, including rail and airline service

Bulker Catches Fire on the Detroit River

Bulker Catches Fire on the Detroit River

A fire broke out in the engine room of a lake freighter on the Detroit River on Sunday afternoon, the US Coast Guard reported.A contracted firefighting team boarded the 641-foot Canadian bulk carrier Tecumseh and extinguished the fire overnight after all 16 crewmembers were safely disembarked and evaluated by local emergency medical services, the Coast Guard said.

Pirates Attack OSV in the Gulf of Mexico

Pirates Attack OSV in the Gulf of Mexico

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit oil platforms and infrastructure in the area.One of the crew members of the vessel, Remas, received a bullet wound, and the other suffered a concussion

Bourbon Rhode Search Continues

Bourbon Rhode Search Continues

Search teams continue to scour the Atlantic Ocean for traces of seven mariners still missing offshore tug supply vessel Bourbon Rhode, which sank near a category 4 hurricane in September, the vessels' owner said."To date, the search operations decided by the CROSS continues: the Alp Striker vessel – a 90-meter anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) capable of operating over very long distances

Fourth Bourbon Rhode Crew Member Confirmed Dead

Fourth Bourbon Rhode Crew Member Confirmed Dead

Bourbon confirmed on Wednesday that the body of a fourth crew member has been recovered following the sinking of its vessel Bourbon Rhode last week. Only three of the 14 Bourbon Rhode crew members have been rescued as the search continues for seven mariners still missing.The body of the fourth mariner was discovered on Tuesday and transferred on the French Navy frigate Ventôse, Bourbon said.

Bourbon Vessel Taking on Water Near Hurricane Lorenzo

Bourbon Vessel Taking on Water Near Hurricane Lorenzo

Bourbon said a mission has been launched to rescue 14 crew from one of its vessels taking on water in heavy seas near a category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.The French offshore vessels owner said water is entering the stern of the 49.5-meter tug supply vessel Bourbon Rhode, about 60 nautical miles south-southeast from the eye of hurricane Lorenzo.

Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts (GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said.Norway has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore.

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

CC Industries Acquires Southern Towing

Chicago-based CC Industries acquired Southern Towing Company (STC) from Trive Capital and McCombs Partners. Founded in 1958, STC is one of the largest operators of towboats and barges along the inland waterways of the United States.This acquisition expands CCI’s portfolio of industry-leading businesses, and marks another CCI investment in the transportation equipment and logistics sector.

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

12-meter Ship Aims to Be First to Cross Atlantic Without a Crew

Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world's first transatlantic crossing without a crew.The USV Maxlimer, an unmanned surface vessel, is bound for the south coast of England and will conduct deep sea surveys on the way, guided by a skipper in a control station in Britain.The voyage is expected to take about 35 days.