Vessels by State
Number of Vessels by Ownership and Operation
What Vessels Transport
The NCFO asks whether a vessel carries passengers, vehicles, and/or freight, of which 96.4 percent of vessels reported. The results show that the nearly all of the ferry vessels carry passengers with 98.5 percent reporting carrying passengers. Additionally 37.8 percent carry vehicles and 17.4 percent carry freight.
- The average capacity on a passenger vessel is 309 persons, the median passenger capacity is 149, and the maximum is 5,200.
- The average capacity of vehicle carrying vessels is 39 vehicles. The median vehicle capacity is 25 and the maximum capacity is 202 vehicles.
- The average operating speed of the reported vessels is 13.5 knots. The median speed is 12 knots, and the maximum is 36 knots.
- The average age of the reported vessels is 27 years, the median age is 23 years, and the oldest vessel is 107 years.