SWEET AFTON

  • General
    • Vessel Name : SWEET AFTON
    • Operator : JARVIS AND SONS, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 260
  • Location
    • City : AFTON
    • STATE : MN
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 56
    • Passenger Capacity : 54
  • Size
    • Register length : 60 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 14 Feet
    • Overall Length : 60 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 14 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 25 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1988
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 936700

JARVIS AND SONS, INC.

  • Operating Name : D/B/A AFTON & HUDSON CRUISE LINES
  • Area of Operation : ALL ON ST. CROIX RIVER FROM STILLWATER (MILE 20) TO PRESCOTT (MILE 1); FROM PRESCOTT TO TREASURE ISLAND CASINO (ON THE MISSISSIPPI)
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

AFTON PRINCESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GRAND DUCHESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

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Insights: Gavin Higgins, CEO, Everett Ship Repair

Insights: Gavin Higgins, CEO, Everett Ship Repair

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Opinion: Maritime Freedom & the Global Commons

Opinion: Maritime Freedom & the Global Commons

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For Fireboats, The Heat is On

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Kirby’s Secret Sauce

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US Seaborne Crude Oil Exports Up 51%

US Seaborne Crude Oil Exports Up 51%

December could boast another all-time high for US seaborne crude oil exports, totaling 13.9 million metric toes and exceeding the previous October record by almost a million metric tons. In 2019, 133 million metric tons of sweet US crude oil was exported by sea, a 51% increase from 2018.

Want to Cut Emissions? SLOW DOWN

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Merchant ships traditionally operate in the open sea at or near full speed.  This is hard on the engine, hard on the ship and hard on the crew.  Slowing down reduces wear on the engine, improves fuel efficiency, reduces harmful air emissions and improves safety by providing the bridge personnel additional time to evaluate developing situations.

Aframax Tanker Booked at Record US-Europe Rate

Aframax Tanker Booked at Record US-Europe Rate

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Interview: Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink

Interview: Tore Morten Olsen, President Maritime, Marlink

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U.S. Shipping Sanctions Give Boost to EU Refiners

U.S. Shipping Sanctions Give Boost to EU Refiners

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U.S. Sanctions Deal Blow to LSFO for 'IMO 2020'

U.S. Sanctions Deal Blow to LSFO for 'IMO 2020'

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