Table 1 - U.S.-Flag Vessels: Available vs. Operating, by Vessel Type: 1999

Table 1 - U.S.-Flag Vessels: Available vs. Operating, by Vessel Type: 1999

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Vessel type Vessels available Vessels operating Percent operating Total operating companies
Self-propelled 8,379 4,747 57 1,001
Dry cargo (total) 695 448 65 135
Dry bulk 68 57 84 15
Containership 74 49 66 3
General cargo 320 186 58 92
Specialized 233 156 67 41
Passenger 970 599 62 285
Offshore support 1,470 719 49 120
Tanker 142 113 80 41
Towboat 5,098 2,867 56 670
Nonself-propelled 33,387 28,272 86 467
Dry cargo (total) 29,414 24,962 87 313
Tank barge (total) 3,973 3,310 84 200

NOTE: Totals are greater than the sum because of unclassified vessels.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Water Resources Support Center, Waterborne Transportation Lines of the United States, Calendar Year 1999, Volume 1National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: Dec. 31, 2000).