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Table 6b: Vessel Operational Characteristics (2015)

Dataset Table:

Vessel operational characteristics (sample size) Count Percent
Carries passengers (652) 608 93.3
Carries vehicles (652) 279 42.8
Carries freight (652) 130 19.9
Carries passengers and vehicles (652) 170 26.1
Carries passengers and freight (652) 23 3.5
Carries vehicles and freight (652) 0 0.0
Carries passengers, vehicles, and freight (652) 102 15.6
Self-propelled (596) 567 95.1
Other propulsion (596) 29 4.9
Diesel (641) 588 91.7
Gas (641) 22 3.4
Liquified natural gas (641) 0 0.0
Electric (641) 4 0.6
Other (641) 27 4.2

Source:

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