THE TROPICS BOAT TOURS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : THE TROPICS BOAT TOURS
    • Operator : THE TROPICS BOAT TOURS, LLC
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Fiberglass
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 860
  • Location
    • City : CLEARWATER BEACH
    • STATE : FL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 13
    • Full Load Capacity : 13 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 125
  • Size
    • Register length : 59 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 19 Feet
    • Overall Length : 59 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 19 Feet
    • Load draft : 4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 18 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1989
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 956171

THE TROPICS BOAT TOURS, LLC

  • Area of Operation : INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS OF CLEARWATER AND TAMPA BAY AND GULF OF MEXICO IN AND AROUND CLEARWATER

News

A Group of Villagers, a Migrant Boat and a Deadly End in Senegal

A Group of Villagers, a Migrant Boat and a Deadly End in Senegal

Seven neighbors from a village in western Senegal boarded a fishing boat crammed with migrants just after midnight on Oct. 26. Their destination: Europe, 1000 miles away over open ocean.Two of them are now missing, presumed dead, after the boat carrying dozens of people capsized in a collision with the Senegalese coastguard.One can barely walk from his injuries.

New All-electric Niagara Falls Tour Ferries Enter Service

New All-electric Niagara Falls Tour Ferries Enter Service

A pair of first-of-their-kind passenger vessels installed with all-electric propulsion will bring Niagara Falls sightseers to experience one of the wonders of the natural world undisturbed by exhaust fumes, engine noise or vibrations.The zero-emissions ferries, named the James V. Glynn and the Nikola Tesla

Video: USCG Aids Cargo Ship Taking on Water off Puerto Rico

Video: USCG Aids Cargo Ship Taking on Water off Puerto Rico

U.S. Coast Guard air and surface rescue crews at Sector San Juan responded and assisted the distressed M/V Island Express Wednesday afternoon, after the ship started taking on water when it departed the Port of San Juan for storm avoidance in anticipation of Tropical Cyclone 9.The M/V Island Express, a Cyprus flagged 412-foot ro-ro cargo ship

Austal Wins Contract to Build Six Australian Navy Patrol Boats

Austal Wins Contract to Build Six Australian Navy Patrol Boats

Shipbuilder Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million (US$209.8 million) contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy.It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the company’s 30-year history.

Failure to Heed Weather Warning Led to Duck Boat Sinking -NTSB

Failure to Heed Weather Warning Led to Duck Boat Sinking -NTSB

The continued operation of an amphibious passenger vessel despite severe weather warnings led to its fatal sinking during a derecho in July 2018, the National Transportation Safety Board said during a public board meeting Tuesday.The 33-foot-long, modified, World War II-era DUKW amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7 sank in Table Rock Lake, near Branson, Mo.

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Adm. James Steele Gracey, 17th USCG Commandant, Passes Away

Admiral James Steele Gracey, USCG (retired), 17th Commandant of the Coast Guard, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Falls Church, Va., at the age of 92.Born in Newton, Mass. in 1927, Adm. Gracey graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1949. Adm. Gracey was a 1956 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School where he earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

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

Rewrite the Rules: The Path to Zero Emissions

Rewrite the Rules: The Path to Zero Emissions

With social media updates and conference agendas addressing the subjects of climate change, emissions reductions and alternative fuels, it’s a wonder we are not climbing the Himalayans in search of the Jedi Master that will provide us with the magic potion. Yoda’s blessing with a calming breath, “You have chosen wisely.

A Raft of Cruise Lines Have Suspended Operations

A Raft of Cruise Lines Have Suspended Operations

Several major cruise operators have voluntarily suspended operations in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic. For most, the reason given has been "an abundance of caution".On Wednesday, Viking became the first major cruise line to temporarily suspend operations, canceling all river and ocean cruises scheduled to embark between March 12 to April 30.

Maritime's 'Path to Zero': The Case for Ferries

Maritime's 'Path to Zero': The Case for Ferries

Ferries have pioneered zero-emission technology deployment for good reason. Short routes and regular port visits provide opportunities for shipboard stored energy technology, and it is the commercial case that is turning the tide towards zero emissions where the ferry market is concerned.

An Ever-vigilant Focus on Passenger Vessel Safety

An Ever-vigilant Focus on Passenger Vessel Safety

When I came into office as the Passenger Vessel Association’s President for 2019 last January, I announced two strategic goals for our industry: to enhance safety and foster the professional growth of our next generation of leaders. I am proud to announce we have undertaken major initiatives and made progress on each.

Fishing for Trouble

Fishing for Trouble

Radar confusion and speed cited in ferry groundingWhile the perennial issue of commercial vessel and recreational boat collisions, near misses and allisions with navigational aids are certainly nothing new, in much of  the navigable waters of the United States they are typically associated with the warmer weather of late spring