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#361 kxl

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 09:40 PM

When we docked in Seattle we could see all three Clippers together and the difference between Clipper V and the original Clipper is dramatic, the new one is so much larger. Apparently Clipper V is big enough to fit all the passengers from both Clippers I and IV.


Clipper I + Clipper IV = Clipper V
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#362 57WestHills

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:21 AM

The III is still around, isn't it?! I never see it because of it's American service.

Side note - in the US foreign built boats cannot run between two American destinations without an intermediate stop - hence cruise ships coming here. So Clipper III is an American built boat so can serve the San Juans from Seattle. The other Clippers cannot.

#363 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:28 AM

Oh ya interesting. There is a plain white Big catamaran around the harbour this morning. I’ll try to post a photo soon.

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#364 Nparker

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 10:35 AM

... in the US foreign built boats cannot run between two American destinations without an intermediate stop ...

As per the Jones Act: "the Jones Act prohibits any foreign-built, foreign-owned or foreign-flagged vessel from engaging in coastwise trade within the United States."
 



#365 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 11:07 AM

So why don’t we have a Phillipino crew on the Clipper?
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#366 kenmuir

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 12:32 PM

So why don’t we have a Phillipino crew on the Clipper?

 

Something to do with the US Merchant Marine act.  It's the same reason that Carnival has (or had?) a single US-flagged vessel to operate within Hawaii.  



#367 Nparker

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 02:22 PM

...It's the same reason that Carnival has (or had?) a single US-flagged vessel to operate within Hawaii.  

I think it is only Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) that operates the US-flagged Hawaiian cruises.

...In order to ferry passengers to a number of different ports in the Hawaii Islands, the Pride of America sails under a U.S. flag. As such, it has to have a crew that consists only of U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents...



#368 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 02:31 PM

Oh ya interesting. There is a plain white Big catamaran around the harbour this morning. I’ll try to post a photo soon.

 

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Mike Grover photo.


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#369 Nparker

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:18 PM

It's the good ship Generica.


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#370 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 03:19 PM

It's the good ship Generica.

 

Second most boring looking ship in the harbour after the Coho.


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#371 laconic

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:02 PM

It is the Finest. Used to be a New Jersey ferry so it is a long way from home. Currently in Langley, so possibly it was bought to be repurposed on our coast.

 

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#372 kenmuir

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:05 PM

I think it is only Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) that operates the US-flagged Hawaiian cruises.

Yes, you're right, it's NCL, not Carnival.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:09 PM

Looks like Kitsap Transit bought it:

 

To keep its promise of opening a fast ferry on the Kingston route next summer, the board also approved the purchase of a used catamaran, the M/V Finest, for $2.3 million.

A 21-year-old, 350-person fast ferry from New York, the Finest will run the Kingston-Seattle route until a full-time boat can be built. Then it will serve as a backup for both the Kingston and Southworth routes.

The Finest was owned by the private ferry company NY Waterway, and did trips between Manhattan and New Jersey

The Finest will be shipped from New York, which will cost $150,000. Redoing the electronics and navigation systems will cost $300,000. Depending on their condition, the Finest’s engines will have to be refurbished or replaced, which could cost between $1 and $1.5 million.

 

 

https://www.kitsapsu...oute/635556001/


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#374 shoeflack

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 05:46 PM

Not exactly sure if it was an overboard or a training session, but the Coho just did a couple doughnuts in the Juan de Fuca Straight and launched a zodiac.

#375 Mike K.

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 08:36 PM

Oh oh. Were they enroute to PA at the time?

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#376 shoeflack

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 10:23 PM

Oh oh. Were they enroute to PA at the time?


It was the 5:15 pm sailing from PA. They looped back, blasted the horn a number of times, then dropped the zodiac. The zodiac came into the Victoria Harbour on its own but couldn’t tell if they had someone on board. The Coho followed in behind the zodiac. Haven’t seen anything online though so assuming it was just a drill.

#377 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 07:52 AM

Interesting!


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#378 Bingo

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 01:45 PM

Not exactly sure if it was an overboard or a training session, but the Coho just did a couple doughnuts in the Juan de Fuca Straight and launched a zodiac.

 

Drug smugglers?



#379 Mike K.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 02:13 PM

Blackball got back to me and confirmed it was a standard training exercise and test of the life boat.


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 10:11 PM

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