M/V Emerald Express entering Port Everglades, under G&G livery.
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VESSEL NAME: M/V Emerald Express
PAST NAMES: not known but presumed to have had same name
DIMENSIONS: 192′ long, 38′ wide, 7′ draft, 494 gross tons, 148 net tons, 850 deadweight or cargo tons, IMO # 9248332, Panama flag, 10 knots, 1,440 hp engines, 2 X 3412 Caterpillar engines, landing craft Ro/Ro, Lo/Lo: 26 TEU containers if rolled on, 46 TEU if loaded on/stacked. 7 crew,
YEAR BUILT: 2001
BUILDER: St. John’s Shipbuilders, Palatka, Florida
EARLY CAREER: not known but given relative youth (5 years) probably on same routes
BAHAMAS CAREER: serving 16 islands in the Bahamas plus Turks & Caicos per below
CAPTAIN: not known
OWNERS: SEACOR Island Lines, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Tel: 954 920 9292
NOTES: According to the site this vessel and 6 others deliver freight from Florida to: Freeport, Great Harbour Cay & Chub Cay, Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Cay, Marsh Harbour, Spanish Wells, Harbour Island, Governor’s Harbour, Nassau, Morgan’s Bluff Andros, Exuma Cays, Long Island, San Salvador, Cat Island and Great Inagua Island as well as the Turks & Caicos Islands.