TACOMA

  • General
    • Vessel Name : TACOMA
    • Operator : WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 13200
  • Location
    • City : SEATTLE
    • STATE : WA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 2066
    • Full Load Capacity : 218 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 2500
  • Size
    • Register length : 460 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 90 Feet
    • Overall Length : 460 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 90 Feet
    • Load draft : 17.3 Feet
    • Light Draft : 17.3 Feet
    • Height : 89.1 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1997
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1052576

WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES

  • Area of Operation : PUGET SOUND PORTS WITH FERRY CONNECTIONS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

CATHLAMET

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHELAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHETZEMOKA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ELWHA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

EVERGREEN STATE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

HIYU

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

HYAK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

ISSAQUAH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KALEETAN

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KENNEWICK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KITSAP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KITTITAS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

KLAHOWYA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

PUYALLUP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SALISH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SAMISH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SEALTH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SPOKANE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

TILLIKUM

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

TOKITAE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

WALLA WALLA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

WENATCHEE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

YAKIMA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Inside the World's Top Ferry Lines

Inside the World's Top Ferry Lines

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Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

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Blackstone Invests in Terminal Operator Carrix

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Imports at Annual Low on Seasonal Lull, Tariff Worries

Imports at Annual Low on Seasonal Lull, Tariff Worries

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New RAscal Tug For United States Navy

New RAscal Tug For United States Navy

Modutech Marine has awarded a contract to Robert Allan Ltd. to design a new version of the commercially successful RAscal 1800-Z tugs for the United States Navy.The new RAscal tug (with an option for one more) will be built by Modutech Marine Inc at their facility in Tacoma. The design for the US Navy will include updates to suit new EPA Tier 4 engines and associated systems

RAL to Design Tug for Modutech Marine

RAL to Design Tug for Modutech Marine

Canadian marine engineering services firm Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) said that it has been awarded a contract by Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Washington to design a new version of the commercially successful RAscal 1800-Z tugs for the United States Navy.According to the consulting naval architectural firm, this award builds on the success of Robert Allan Ltd.

HII President and CEO Honored by SNAME

HII President and CEO Honored by SNAME

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded HII President and CEO Mike Petters the 2019 Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land Medal. Petters received the Land Medal on Thursday during the Annual SNAME Banquet, held in Tacoma, WA.

Washington Gets Funds for Green Ferries

Washington Gets Funds for Green Ferries

Washington State Ferries will begin the process of converting three Jumbo Mark II vessels from diesel to hybrid-electric power.The government agency that operates automobile and passenger ferry service in the U.S. state of Washington as part of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Tuesday the state will receive $35 million from the federal Volkswagen settlement to

West Coast Ports Urge Trump to Address Trade War

West Coast Ports Urge Trump to Address Trade War

The six largest West Coast ports — Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Oakland, Port of Portland, Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma — sent a letter to President Donald Trump to pursue fair and mutually beneficial trade agreements.The letter highlighted their concerns that the long-term impacts of the escalating trade conflict between China and the United States will create

Retail Imports at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

Retail Imports at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

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NWSA Terminal 46 Request for Proposals

NWSA Terminal 46 Request for Proposals

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, is now accepting proposals for Terminal 46, a 50-acre deep-water marine terminal.The port authority based in the Puget Sound region of the United States said that the successful proposal will align with and support our goal of growing cargo volumes and creating family-wage jobs in the