TABLE 1-3-8 - U.S. Flag Vessels by Type and Age: 2008

TABLE 1-3-8 - U.S. Flag Vessels by Type and Age: 2008

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Number

Vessel types Age group (years)
< = 5 610 1115 1620 2125 > 25
Dry cargo 90 102 96 94 87 425
Tanker 10 8 6 3 12 37
Towboat 475 360 214 155 205 4,003
Passenger 45 72 95 129 138 341
Offshore support 295 292 123 93 88 936
Dry barge 4,494 4,435 4,543 2,524 935 9,395
Tank/liquid Barge 1,127 494 390 259 63 2,225
Total 6,536 5,766 5,469 3,257 1,528 17,375

NOTES: Total includes a small number of boats whose ages are unknown. Data includes vessels available for operation. Age is based on the year the vessel was built or rebuilt, using calendar year 2008 as the base year. Dry cargo includes dry bulk, containership, general cargo, and specialized cargo. Dry barges includes dry cargo barges that may be open or covered, lash/seabee, or deck. Tank barges include single and double hull barges.

SOURCE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterborne Transportation Lines of the United States, Volume 1, National Summaries (New Orleans, LA: Annual Issues),table 4, available at http://www.ndc.iwr.usace.army.mil/publications.htm as of July 7, 2010.