TABLE 93 Age of U.S. Flag Vessels by Type: 2000

TABLE 93 Age of U.S. Flag Vessels by Type: 2000

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Ship type (number of vessels) Age range (years)
< 6 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 > 25
Dry cargo (733) 66 50 113 136 105 263
Tanker (135) 11 4 8 34 30 48
Towboat (4,990) 325 143 142 929 954 2,497
Passenger (915) 134 118 178 124 90 271
Support (1,420) 246 106 58 454 332 214
Dry barge (29,009) 6,721 3,051 1,565 5,846 5,365 6,461
Liquid barge (3,987) 582 329 48 602 712 1,714
Total (41,182) 8,085 3,802 2,112 8,125 7,588 11,470

NOTES: Support includes offshore support and crewboats. Liquid barge includes tank barges.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 1-31, also available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of April 2003.