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Table 6b: Vessel Operational Characteristics (2015)

Vessel operational characteristics (sample size)CountPercent
Carries passengers (652)60893.3
Carries vehicles (652)27942.8
Carries freight (652)13019.9
Carries passengers and vehicles (652)17026.1
Carries passengers and freight (652)233.5
Carries vehicles and freight (652)00.0
Carries passengers, vehicles, and freight (652)10215.6
Self-propelled (596)56795.1
Other propulsion (596)294.9
Diesel (641)58891.7
Gas (641)223.4
Liquified natural gas (641)00.0
Electric (641)40.6
Other (641)274.2

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 2016 National Census of Ferry Operators, available at as of October 2017. U.S. Coast Guard, Merchant Vessels of the United States, February 8, 2017.