WILLIAM P. HOBBY

  • General
    • Vessel Name : WILLIAM P. HOBBY
    • Operator : HARRIS COUNTY - PRECINCT #2
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 165
  • Location
    • City : BAYTOWN
    • STATE : TX
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 57
    • Full Load Capacity : 12 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 48
  • Size
    • Register length : 61.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 40.5 Feet
    • Overall Length : 62.5 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 40.5 Feet
    • Load draft : 5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 23 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1964
    • Coast Guard Number : 545784

HARRIS COUNTY - PRECINCT #2

  • Area of Operation : ACROSS HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL, LAT 29 N AND LONG 95 W
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

ROSS S. STERLING

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Norwegian Police Raid Teekay Office Over Waste Export

Norwegian Police Raid Teekay Office Over Waste Export

Norway's national economic crime unit raided the local office of international shipping company Teekay Offshore this week on suspicion of illegally exporting waste, the agency, known as Okokrim, said on Thursday.In recent years, courts in Europe using tougher regulations have fined shipping companies for transporting hazardous waste for disposal in cases that have added to complexities for

South Korea Anti-piracy Unit Heading to the Strait of Hormuz

South Korea Anti-piracy Unit Heading to the Strait of Hormuz

South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the United States pressed for help in guarding oil tankers.Attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran last year prompted U.S.

Putting Palatka Back on the Map

Putting Palatka Back on the Map

Diverse and conveniently located, St. Johns Ship Building has quickly developed into a reliable partner for its many repeat customers. Today, and as a direct result, a lot more people know exactly where Palatka, Florida is located.On the St Johns River, just 60 miles south of Jacksonville, lies the sleepy town of Palatka, Florida.

Sembcorp to Build Whale FPU

Sembcorp to Build Whale FPU

Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters Pte. Ltd. has won a contract from Shell Offshore Inc. to build and integrate the topside and hull of a Floating Production Unit (FPU) for the Whale field in the Gulf of Mexico.The agreement precedes a final investment decision (FID) for the full Whale project, expected to be made next year by Shell.

Interview: Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Interview: Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

As privately owned, luxury yachts near the size of the average cruise ship, behold a new option, which is anything but commonplace: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. At 624 feet and 11 decks, her exterior profile resembles a sleek superyacht design, not a cruise ship on the horizon. Launched in October 2018 at Hijos de J.

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.Britain urged Iran to "de-escalate the situation in the region" after the British Heritage, a Suezmax oil tanker operated by BP under an Isle of Man flag, was approached.

OSV Market: Which Way is Up?

OSV Market: Which Way is Up?

Any analysis of markets for offshore service vessels (OSV) usually begins with analogies to rough weather, best of times/worst of times or similar. OSV expert Seabrokers, with a home base in Stavanger, Norway, in the February edition of its Seabreeze market report follows this convention with a description of the “feast or famine” conditions in the North Sea.

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

Wreckage of USS Wasp CV-7 Discovered

The expedition crew aboard the late Paul G. Allen’s research vessel (R/V) Petrel discovered wreckage from USS Wasp (CV 7), which was sunk in 1942.Wasp, found Jan. 14, was sunk Sept. 15, 1942, by four Japanese torpedoes from the Japanese submarine I-19 while escorting transports carrying the Seventh Marine Regiment to Guadalcanal as reinforcements.

U.S. Army Corps Selects 10 Beneficial Use Pilot Projects

U.S. Army Corps Selects 10 Beneficial Use Pilot Projects

At the end of December, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) announced its selection of ten dredging projects that will form the core of a pilot program to advance the beneficial use of dredged material.The recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement culminated a program required by Congress, established within the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, specifically Section 1122.

INSIGHTS:

INSIGHTS:

William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA).William P. Doyle is the CEO & Executive Director of the Dredging Contractors of America (DCA). Twice a U.S. Senate confirmed Presidential appointee to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Doyle has, over the course of a long and celebrated career, successfully worn many hats.

Dutra Launches Hydraulic Dump Scow

Dutra Launches Hydraulic Dump Scow

On August 20, 2019, Dutra’s new Jones Act built Hydraulic Dump Scow ES15 was successfully launched, christened, commissioned and will finish sea trials and additional testing this week.  Next week the ES15 will head to Massachusetts to to work on the Boston Harbor Deepening Project.

U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support

U.S. Dredgers Applaud President for Jones Act Support

Wednesday, 1 May: Late this afternoon, President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders from the Senate and House to discuss U.S. Maritime Policy.  On the table was the Jones Act.  President Trump assured the Congressional leaders that he is not seeking any changes to the Jones Act, nor is he seeking any waivers.