ALASKAN CHALLENGER

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ALASKAN CHALLENGER
    • Operator : PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AQUACULTURE CORP.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : General Cargo / Passenger
    • Vessel Type : General Cargo Freighter
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 700
  • Location
    • City : CORDOVA
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 74
    • Full Load Capacity : 150 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 6
  • Size
    • Register length : 80 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 21 Feet
    • Overall Length : 80 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 21 Feet
    • Load draft : 9.2 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.5 Feet
    • Height : 36 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1954
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1020153

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND AQUACULTURE CORP.

  • Area of Operation : PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, ALASKA
  • Principal Commodity : FISH FOOD

News

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for USCG's Offshore Patrol Cutter 'USCGC Ingham'

Keel Laying Ceremony Held for USCG's Offshore Patrol Cutter 'USCGC Ingham'

Eastern Shipbuilding Group hosted the keel laying ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), USCGC Ingham (WMSM-917), the third vessel in the new Heritage Class built at the Nelson Street facility. The presiding official for the U.S. Coast Guard was Rear Admiral Chad L. Jacoby, Director of Acquisition Programs & Program Executive Officer (CG-93).

Cruise Ship Strikes an Iceberg in Alaska

Cruise Ship Strikes an Iceberg in Alaska

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship has canceled the remainder of its voyage and will return to Seattle after striking an iceberg off the coast of Alaska on Saturday.The Norwegian Sun was transitioning to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska when the ship made contact with a small iceberg. No injuries were reported.

MOL Opts to Equip Second Bulk Carrier with Hard Sail

MOL Opts to Equip Second Bulk Carrier with Hard Sail

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) on Wednesday said it intends to equip a second bulk carrier with the Wind Challenger hard sail system, which harnesses the power of wind to propel the vessel, improving efficiency and reducing fuel consumption and emissions.MOL Group company MOL Drybulk Ltd.

Biden Administration Announces Nearly $300 Million in Ferry Grants

Biden Administration Announces Nearly $300 Million in Ferry Grants

The Biden Administration announced funding to improve and expand ferry service in communities across the country, as well as accelerate the transition to zero emission transportation.Thanks to President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Federal Transit Administration is making available nearly $300 million through three competitive grant programs that boost access to rural ferry service

MARAD Designates Four New Marine Highway Projects

MARAD Designates Four New Marine Highway Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced the immediate designation of four new Marine Highway Projects as part of the America’s Marine Highway Program (AMHP). Projects in North Carolina, Alaska, and Puerto Rico will receive these designations.

Op-ed: Building on Don Young’s Legacy of Protecting Alaska Oceans

Op-ed: Building on Don Young’s Legacy of Protecting Alaska Oceans

May 22 marks National Maritime Day. Congress established it in 1933 in commemoration of the steam ship Savannah and her maiden voyage, which was the first trans-Atlantic journey ever made by a steam-powered vessel. In the 203 years since the Savannah departed her eponymous port in Georgia for Liverpool, England

The Arctic: Scientists Aim to Improve Sea Ice Predictions' Accuracy, Access

The Arctic: Scientists Aim to Improve Sea Ice Predictions' Accuracy, Access

Sea ice predictions have improved markedly since the founding of an international forecasting and monitoring network 14 years ago.“These forecasts are quite encouraging in their increasing accuracy,” said Uma Bhatt, an atmospheric sciences professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

Is Baltic Sea Special Area for Passenger Ships Really Special?

Is Baltic Sea Special Area for Passenger Ships Really Special?

The persistent eutrophication (being too rich in nutrients) of the Baltic Sea prompted the IMO’s Baltic Member States to tackle shipping’s < 0.1% contribution by designating the Baltic Sea as the first Special Area under Annex IV of IMO’s MARPOL Convention [1]. Passenger ships must give sewage to wastewater treatment works (WWTWs) ashore via the port reception facilities (PRFs) or operate a

MOL, Tata Steel to Develop Environmentally Friendly Bulk Carrier

MOL, Tata Steel to Develop Environmentally Friendly Bulk Carrier

Japanese shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and its dry bulk subsidiary MOL Drybulk have signed a memorandum of understanding with steelmaker Tata Steel to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier.MOL will partner with Tata Steel on this innovative project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain.

Bulk Carrier Aids Rescue of Injured Solo Sailor

Bulk Carrier Aids Rescue of Injured Solo Sailor

A bulk carrier assisted in the rescue of an injured mariner sailing solo off the coast of Australia.After receiving a distress beacon from a 10-meter yacht with a 70-year-old solo crew member located 167 kilometers east of Double Island Point, Qld., the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) diverted the Malta-flagged merchant vessel Skiathos to the yacht's location.

Shearwater Sells Seismic Vessel Quartet for Recycling

Shearwater Sells Seismic Vessel Quartet for Recycling

Offshore seismic services company Shearwater GeoServices said Tuesday it was divesting the four seismic survey vessels Polar Marquis, Oceanic Challenger, SW Emerald, and SW Eagle for recycling as part of its fleet renewal strategy.The first two vessels, Polar Marquis and Ocean Challenger

Australia’s New Antarctic Icebreaker Begins First Voyage

Australia’s New Antarctic Icebreaker Begins First Voyage

Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker RSV Nuyina departed Hobart Thursday on its first voyage south.There are 67 expeditioners and crew onboard for the five week voyage to refuel Casey research station and transport helicopters to Davis station.They will also undertake marine science commissioning including tests of the acoustic instruments mounted on the hull and drop keels