Project Lighthouse: A List of Duck Boats and Other Amphibious Passenger Ships and their Coast Guard Inspection Records

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Here’s a record of all available Coast Guard inspections of US amphibious ships into 2018.

Vessel NameVessel AgeCalendar YearDeficiency StatusDeficiency DetailsVessel Subtype
ALEX J162018Resolved DeficiencyProvide a lifejacket for every person on the vessel. The vessel is short 2 lifejackets. Total number of persons allowed on the vessel has been reduced to 48. 46CFR180.71(a)Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
ALEX J162018Resolved DeficiencyDemonstrate crew ability to complete a satisfactory fire, abandon ship and man overboard drill.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
ALLEGHENY ALICE752017Resolved DeficiencyFuel fill deck penetration fails to prevent fuel from entering the bilge in case of overfill.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
ANNIE AQUARIUM92018Resolved DeficiencyPort side forward bilge pump was found to BE leaking, issued requirement to repair.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
ARBORWAY ALEX112017Resolved DeficiencyMake repairs to rudder/steering system and prove proper operation to the satisfaction of attending Marine Inspector.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52017Resolved DeficiencyWeld seam and hull plating wasted.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52018Resolved DeficiencyEnsure vessel name is marked on hull.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52018Resolved DeficiencySubmit a writen repair plan for defective welds observed in way of fuel fill area.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52018Resolved DeficiencyRear overhead passenger area light is inopertive.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52018Resolved Deficiency38 vice required 40 Type I required by COI onboard.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
BABE52018Resolved DeficiencyMark all lifesaving equipment with new vessel name.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEAL182017Resolved DeficiencyLinkage had two scres come loose causing link to seperate and lose steering.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEAL182017Resolved DeficiencyMake effective repairs on shaft yoke due to broken bolt. Prove proper operation while underway to the attending Marine Inspector.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SEAL182018Resolved DeficiencyDiagnose and repair the source of engine overheating.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
CATIE COPLEY112018Resolved DeficiencySTBD rudder was found to be cracked with numerous previous repairs, issued requirement to replace rudder.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
CHARLIE RIVER52017Resolved DeficiencyProve proper operation of propulsion machinery.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
CHARLIE RIVER52018Resolved DeficiencyThe port forward bilge hose was found to be leaking, issued requirement to repair.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
COMMONWEALTH CURLEY112018Resolved DeficiencyCutlass bearing was found to be warn and required renewal.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
CORPORATE SEAL172017Resolved DeficiencyProvide repair proposal for hole in bulkhead between buoyancy chamber and engine room.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
CORPORATE SEAL172017Resolved DeficiencyComplete repair of failed drive shaft.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
CORPORATE SEAL172017Resolved DeficiencyProvide repair proposal for failed drive shaft.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
DELIRIOUS DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyInstall covers to battery.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
DELIRIOUS DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyEnsure vessel is outfitted with three fire buckets.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
DORCHESTER DOTTIE742017Resolved DeficiencyDuring alision deck rail/stanchion ripped away with canopy, make repairs to attending Coast Guard Marine Inspector.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
ESPLA NADIA72017Resolved DeficiencyMake repairs to rudder/steering system and prove proper operation to the satisfaction of attending Marine Inpsector.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
ESPLA NADIA72017Resolved DeficiencyProve proper operation of the propulsion system.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
HAYMARKET HANNAH2018Resolved DeficiencyVessel was found to have a leak on the STBD keel cooler, issued requirement to repair.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
KODY J182018Resolved DeficiencyProvide a lifejacket for every person on the vessel. The vessel is short 1 lifejacket. Total number of persons allowed on the vessel has been reduced to 49. 46CFR180.71(a)Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LAND SHARK162017Resolved DeficiencyProvide fire fighting service report by May 2017.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LAND SHARK 252017Resolved DeficiencyProvide fire fighting service report by May 2017.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LONGFELLOW BRIDGET102018Resolved DeficiencyStarboard keel cooler bracket was damaged, issued requirement to repair.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
LONGFELLOW BRIDGET102018Resolved DeficiencySide door handicap door was found to have a wasted gasket, issued requirement to replace.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
LUCKY DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyA vessel must carry a first-aid kit. Replace the first-aid kit as the current kit is expired. 46 CFR 184.710Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LUCKY DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyExposed wiring must be covered. Insulate or cover exposed wiring starboard side forward of the engine. 46 CFR 183.340Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LUCKY DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyHeated surfaces must be protected to minimize fire hazards. Replace insulation over engine. 46 CFR 177.905Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
LUCKY DUCK162017Resolved DeficiencyAn adult lifejacket must be provided for each person onboard. Replace 8 damaged lifejackets. 46 CFR 180.71Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
MISS EMMA SCIENCE72017Resolved DeficiencyVessel lost propulsion due to broken bolt holding U-joint between transfer case and shaft. Repair and complete underway test prior to carrying passengers.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
MISS JILLIAN162018Resolved DeficiencyProvide a lifejacket for every person on the vessel. The vessel is short 5 lifejackets. Total number of persons allowed on the vessel has been reduced to 45. 46CFR180.71(a)Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
MISS JUDY752017Resolved DeficiencyFound 02 bilge high level alarms were not operational (did not produce audible or visual indicator). Repair high level alarms to satisfaction of attending CG Marine Inspector prior to carrying passengers.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS JUDY752017Resolved DeficiencyWhile taking the DUKW out of the water, male end of drive shaft seperated from female end. Femaled end was badly damaged. Replace female coupling and reattach drive shaft prior to carrying passengers.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS JUDY II752017Resolved DeficiencyVessel was missing 01 fire bucket. Replace fire bucket.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS JUDY II752017Resolved DeficiencyFound 08 Adult lifejackets and 03 child lifjackets unsatisfactory (bad retro-reflective tape). Replace tape or lifejackets to satisfaction of CG Marine Inspector.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS KENDY SUE762017Resolved DeficiencyThe fuel filter found in the engine space was plastic. Replace with a suitable metal marine type strainer meeting the requirements of the engine manufacturer.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved Deficiencyvsl first aid kit is expired and no longer serviceable.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved DeficiencyAft compartment inboard support beam detached at bottom weld and metal is wasted. Crop and repalce wasted frame.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved DeficiencyVSL is at least 5 net tons and does not have a COD.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662017Resolved DeficiencyVessel's passenger count increased to 28. Limited to number of passengers provided for by number of lifesaving equipment.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved DeficiencyBattery on float light was dead line holdig float light to lifebuoy was not long enought to tie around the body. Lifebuoy was missing the required 4 evenly spaced pieces of retro tape.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved Deficiency1 Adult and 1 Child PFD was not serviceable, and needed to be replaced. Master corrected on the spot, old PFD's destroyed.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662017Resolved DeficiencyVessels navigation lights not operable. Restricted to operating between 15 minutes after sunrise to 15 minutes before sunset.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved DeficiencyVSL's all around white light is inoperable. Master was working on replacing light during inspection and upon completion of inspection vsl still does not have a working all around white light required by rule 23. Repair prior to operating at at and low visibility.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS LESLEA ANN662018Resolved DeficiencyNo drug testing results or documentation since 2013-2014.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS MICHELLE742018Resolved Deficiencyvsl first aid kit is expired and no longer serviceable.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS MICHELLE742018Resolved DeficiencyVSL is at least 5 net tons and does not have a COD.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS MICHELLE742017Resolved DeficiencyVessel is limited to carrying amount of passengers for which lifejackets are provided.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS MICHELLE742018Resolved DeficiencyBattery on float light was dead line holdig float light to lifebuoy was not long enought to tie around the body. Lifebuoy was missing the required 4 evenly spaced pieces of retro tape.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MISS MICHELLE742018Resolved DeficiencyNo drug testing results or documentation since 2013-2014.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MOBY DUCK52017Resolved DeficiencySuspected leak on exhaust manifold (smoke and oil leak observed).DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
MOLLY MOLASSES112017Resolved DeficiencyForward port external frame was found to be bent do to impact. Issued requirement to repair or replace bend frame.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
MOLLY MOLASSES112017Resolved DeficiencyVessel's main engine shutdown and failed to restart, issued CG-835 requirement to prove proper operation of main engine.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
MOLLY MOLASSES112018Resolved DeficiencyBilge pump indicator light was not illuminating, issued requirement to repair.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
MYRNA FAITH742017Resolved DeficiencySteering cable assy INOP. Repair as required.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
MYRNA FAITH742018Resolved DeficiencyPrimary dewatering pump inoperative. Proove proper operation of pump.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyStarboard engine cover support arm wasted (falling hazard).DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyCaptain was unable to remove anchor (seized).DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyIncorrect Vessel Offical Number on FCC Station License.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyIncorrect Vessel Official number on FCC Safety Radio-Telephony Certificate.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyDead end wiring observed on Port side, in way of mesh grate, interior location of anchor chain/line.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyMetal screen mesh over muffler exhaust wasted.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencySeveral areas of torn and oil soaked insulation oberved in engine compartment (port and starboard sides).DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved Deficiency(Two) heat detector located in engine space. Wire broken from (one) sensor and secured with plastic wire ties. Approved system lists (one) heat detector. No record of CG authorized repair on record.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyHousing for pressure switch wasted.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencySeveral gallons of standing waste oil and coolant observed in forward radaitor compartment bilge.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyAbandon ship and man overboard drill logs not available to Marine Inspector.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyRecord of Fire Drills and Training not available to Marine Inspector.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyWaste Oil and Coolant observed in forward engine compartment in way of radiator.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NEMO52017Resolved DeficiencyWater ingressing into forward engine compartment while underway.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
NORSIDE NELLY2017Resolved DeficiencyEngine INOP due to fuel pump failure. Repair as required.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
OLGA IRONSIDES52018Resolved DeficiencyExterior frame on starboard bow was found inset and bent, issued requirement to crop and renew a 8 inch section of frame.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL152017Resolved DeficiencyClean excessive oil in engine space.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL152017Resolved DeficiencyRepair holes in both port and starboard longitudinal bulkheads in center compartment.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL152017Resolved DeficiencyDetermine cause of failure and prove proper operation of engine.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL152017Resolved DeficiencyProve proper operation of vessel propulsion.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
PRESIDENTIAL SEAL152017Resolved DeficiencyDiagnose and repair cause of engine overheat.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SAN DIEGO SEAL162017Resolved DeficiencyProvide valid COD prior to operating with passengers.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF CHAMPIONS152017Resolved DeficiencySolenoid valve stopped working cause=ing vessel to lose primary steering.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF CHAMPIONS152017Resolved DeficiencyRadiator overflow cap is OOC. Prove proper op of cooling system.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF CHAMPIONS152018Resolved DeficiencyLoss of propulsion/engine overheat caused by seized idler pulley on serpentine beltHydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF CHAMPIONS152018Resolved DeficiencyProve proper operation of engine cooling system.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF EXCELLENCE182017Unresolved DeficiencyComplete hull exam prior to operating with passengers.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF HONOR172018Resolved DeficiencyRemove electrical wires from bilge.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF HONOR172018Resolved DeficiencyProve operation of secondary means of steering.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF HONOR172018Resolved DeficiencyDegrease engine.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SEAL OF HONOR172018Resolved DeficiencyRemove oil from bilge.Hydra-Terra (more than 6)
SOUTH END SARA132018Resolved DeficiencyVessel's loading tabs were found to be approximately one foot higher than the stability letter stated, issued requirement to relocate the tabs.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 04732017Resolved DeficiencyOwner to provide a complete list of approved modifications and weight.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 04732017Unresolved DeficiencyUpon completion of approved modifications, show proof of the Ducks stability by means of a Simplified Stability Test or Incline Experiment.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 05742018Resolved DeficiencyProvide the OCMI a list of approved plans to which the Duck is constructed.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 05742018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 05742018Resolved DeficiencyProvide proof that the Duck is in compliance with the issued Stability Letter by means of weight tickets.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 09742017Resolved DeficiencyRelief valve set for 15 psi did not relieve within 10% of set pressure.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 09742017Resolved DeficiencyEngine compartment hood did not adequately seal when closure latch was activated. Significant gap along the port side of hood.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 14182017Resolved DeficiencyDetermine the cause of the elctrical failure and affect appropriate repairs.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 14182017Resolved DeficiencyDuring underway inspection, noise was heard coming from the internals of the Higgins pump. Pump was replaced; issued was corrected on scene.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 16752018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 17742017Resolved DeficiencySteering box has very slow leak at hull penetration. Determine cause and ensure repair.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 17742017Resolved DeficiencyProve proper operation of starboard vent closure.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 182017Resolved DeficiencyMid-ship bilge alarm gave a visual alarm but no audible alarm upon activation of float switch.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 19742018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 22742017Resolved DeficiencyVessel operator to provide a list of approved plans and weight ticket for modifications applicable to this vessel.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 25742018Resolved DeficiencyProvide the OCMI a list of approved plans to which the vessel is constructed.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 25742018Resolved DeficiencyProvide proof that the vessel is in compliance with the issued Stability Letter by means of weigh tickets.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 26742018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 27742018Resolved DeficiencyProve repair of water leak at steering box penetration.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 27742018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 31742017Resolved DeficiencyThe rudder is making contact with the boat ramp when being launched and is causing damage to the rudder. Submit a repair proposal that would prevent the rudder from making contact with the boat ramp when being launched to the local OCMI for review/approval.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 35742017Resolved DeficiencyThe rudder is making contact with the boat ramp when being launched and is causing damage to the rudder. Submit a repair proposal that would prevent the rudder from making contact with the boat ramp when being launched to the local OCMI for review/approval.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 38742017Resolved DeficiencyThe rudder is making contact with the boat ramp when being launched and is causing damage to the rudder. Submit a repair proposal that would prevent the rudder from making contact with the boat ramp when being launched to the local OCMI for review/approval.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 44152018Resolved DeficiencyProvide the OCMI a list of approved plans to which the vessel is constructed.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 44152018Resolved DeficiencyMake permanent repairs to steering box fluid leak.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 44152018Resolved DeficiencyProvide proof that vessel is still in compliannce with the issued stability letter by means of weight ticketsWWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 46152018Resolved Deficiency99-99101: Provide the OCMI a list of approved plans to which the vessel is constructed.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 46152018Resolved Deficiency13-13199: The ball in the vent for the blower for the gasoline engine compartment was stuck causing inadequate ventilation for the compartment. This item was corrected on the spot.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 46152018Resolved Deficiency11-11118: Vessel is required to carry 38 adult PFDs, only 29 were properly labeled with vessel name.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 46152018Resolved DeficiencyProvide proof that vessel is still in compliance with the issued stability letter by means of weight tickets.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 482018Resolved DeficiencyVessel is equipped with proximity sensors for collision avoidance. Right turn signal proximity sensor was inoperable.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 482018Resolved DeficiencyProvide the OCMI a list of approved plans to which the vessel is constructed.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 482018Resolved DeficiencyGasoline engine compartment blower switch operated intermittently.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 482018Resolved DeficiencyProvide proof that vessel is still in compliance with the issued stability letter by means of weight tickets.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 51142018Resolved DeficiencyProvide weight ticket to validate stability data.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 51142018Resolved DeficiencyProvide list of applicable approved modifications to vessel.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 54742018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 562017Resolved DeficiencyIdentify source of loss of propulsion, make appropriate repairs, test propulsion and provide report to Coast Guard marine inspector prior to putting vessel back into passenger service.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
STRETCH DUCK 562018Unresolved DeficiencyBilge piping and GPM rate is not in compliance with MSC Letter E1-0504811. Vessel to operate with 2 total hand bilge pumps and will require manning as appropriate. This is to be corrected by 2019 operating season.WWII DUKW-Stretch (more than 6)
TD-10122017Resolved DeficiencyAll around white light was not visible all around. Make repairs or replace so light is visible for 360 degrees.DUKW-Truck (more than 6)
ZACHARY752018Resolved DeficiencyFound an approximately 2" long crack in weld seam in port aft wheel well. Gouge and reweld weld seam.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
ZACHARY752018Resolved DeficiencyFound cotter pin on propeller improperly installed. Corrected on spot.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
ZACHARY752018Resolved DeficiencyFound 01 child lifejacket that was not labeled with the vessel name. Corrected on the spot.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)
ZACHARY752018Resolved DeficiencyFound that navigation lights were not operational. Corrected on spot by fixing a loose wire.WWII DUKW-Fleet (more than 6)