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

News

Kitsap Transit Gets Fed Funds for High-Speed, Low-Emission Ferry Project

Kitsap Transit Gets Fed Funds for High-Speed, Low-Emission Ferry Project

As the global maritime community collectively is slowly pushed toward decarbonization, it is generally agreed that there is no ‘silver bullet’ technical solution and that progress will come in steps, led by public/private collaboration and funding.A recent development following that script is the awarding this week of federal funds to a Washington State team working to accelerate ferry technology

Big City Fireboats

Big City Fireboats

On March 3, the Coast Guard published a notice that Martin Midstream Partners (MMP), a petrochemical transport and storage company, was seeking approval to modify terminal operations in Beaumont, Texas, along the Sabine-Neches Waterway. If approved, MMP would expand its liquefied hazardous gas (LHG) operations, both in volume and products.

AIS Provide Skidmarks on the Ocean

AIS Provide Skidmarks on the Ocean

Many years ago, I received a call from an attorney who wanted me to get on the plane to Houston right away to take a look at damage on two ships that had collided in the approaches to Houston.He told me that both vessels had become confused, had started to turn and managed to occupy the same bit of ocean at the same time.

Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

Polymer Pioneer Receives Engineering's Highest Accolade

On October 31st, 2019, George A. (Sandy) Thomson, the founder of Thordon Bearings and a pioneer in the development of advanced polymer materials, was presented with the 2019 Elmer A. Sperry Award in recognition of “leading the innovation in water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings” in marine transportation through the use of polymeric compounds.The award was presented to Mr.

​​​​SCHOTTEL to Equip US Navy Tugs

​​​​SCHOTTEL to Equip US Navy Tugs

SCHOTTEL said it has secured several orders to provide propulsion systems for U.S. Navy vessels. This additional order of five Workboat Docking vessels and two YTL tugs – all of which are to be built at the Modutech Marine Inc. yard in Tacoma, Wash. Construction of the lead tug is to commence in 2020.

NWSA January Container Volumes Drop

NWSA January Container Volumes Drop

The Northwest Seaport Alliance’s total container volume for January 2020 was 263,816 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a 19.1% decrease from January 2019.Following an unprecedented international container throughput for the same month last year — tied to shippers moving cargo ahead of tariffs, it created a larger than usual gap in the year-over-year figures for January 2020. Imports fell 21.

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

NWSA  Unveils Orca Protection Plan

NWSA Unveils Orca Protection Plan

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), the cargo operating partnership of the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, has teamed up with Washington State Ferries, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Puget Sound Partnership to identify ways to protect the endangered orca population.