AURORA

  • General
    • Vessel Name : AURORA
    • Operator : ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 332
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4300
  • Location
    • City : HOONAH
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 453
    • Full Load Capacity : 34 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 300
  • Size
    • Register length : 217.5 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 55.3 Feet
    • Overall Length : 235.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 56.8 Feet
    • Load draft : 13.9 Feet
    • Light Draft : 10 Feet
    • Height : 72 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1977
    • EQUIP2 : DOORS
    • EQUIP1 : STERN RAMP, SIDE
    • Coast Guard Number : 582567

ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM

  • Area of Operation : CAPE CHEERFUL, KODIAK, PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND, SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST ALASKA TO BELLINGHAM, WA
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES

CHENEGA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

COLUMBIA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

FAIRWEATHER (FVF)

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

KENNICOTT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

LE CONTE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MALASPINA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MATANUSKA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

TAKU

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

TUSTUMENA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Chevron, Exxon Among Top Spenders at Biden Offshore Auction

Chevron, Exxon Among Top Spenders at Biden Offshore Auction

U.S. oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp were among the top buyers at a federal auction of oil leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday that generated more than $190 million - the highest since 2019.The auction was a boon for federal coffers, but a potential setback for the climate policies of U.S.

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Pulls in $191.6 Million

Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Pulls in $191.6 Million

The Biden administration's auction of oil drilling rights in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico generated more than $190 million in high bids, bringing in more money for taxpayers than any government offshore lease sale since early 2019.The Department of Interior auction came days after the U.S.

Höegh Autoliners Inks Deal with CMHI for Two Ammonia-ready Car Carriers

Höegh Autoliners Inks Deal with CMHI for Two Ammonia-ready Car Carriers

Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners announced it has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with shipbuilder China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. (CMHI) to build a series of multi-fuel, ammonia-ready Aurora class car carriers.Under the terms of the LOI, the first two vessels will be delivered already in the second half of 2024.

Ever Given Operator Says More Time Needed for Ship Release

Ever Given Operator Says More Time Needed for Ship Release

The operator of a giant cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March said on Thursday that it would take more time for the vessel to be released from detainment while a final agreement with Egyptian authorities was being concluded.The Japanese owners and insurers of the ship were locked in a compensation dispute with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA)

CDC Advances Plan for Resumption of US Cruise Operations

CDC Advances Plan for Resumption of US Cruise Operations

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a key step for the eventual resumption of U.S. cruise industry operations by issuing new technical instructions.In October, the CDC issued Conditional Sailing Order for operators, which acted as a guidance for a phased resumption of cruise ship passenger operations.

What Happens When There Is an Oil Spill at Sea?

What Happens When There Is an Oil Spill at Sea?

Clean-up crews worked on Wednesday to contain an oil spill in the Yellow Sea near the Chinese port city of Qingdao, a day after a tanker carrying around a million barrels of bitumen mix collided with a bulk vessel.While a preliminary study by Chinese maritime officials estimated about 500 tonnes (3,420 barrels) of oil had been spilled

Höegh Autoliners to Launch Ammonia-ready Car Carrier

Höegh Autoliners to Launch Ammonia-ready Car Carrier

Höegh Autoliners is setting out to build what it claims will be the world's largest and greenest car carrier vessel.The shipping company said it has entered a memorandum of understanding Chinese shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry targeting first vessel delivery by the end of 2023.

U.S. Sets 30 GW Offshore Wind Target

U.S. Sets 30 GW Offshore Wind Target

The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a goal to expand the nation’s fledgling offshore wind energy industry in the coming decade by opening new areas to development, accelerating permits, and boosting public financing for projects.The plan is part of President Joe Biden’s broader effort to eliminate U.S.

Rauma Shipyard Resumes Operations After Coronavirus Outbreak

Rauma Shipyard Resumes Operations After Coronavirus Outbreak

Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) said it resumed production on Thursday after it paused operations last week following a COVID-19 outbreak among its workforce.The company halted production last Friday after a cluster of coronavirus infections was discovered at the Rauma shipyard. Authorities tested all shipyard employees and quarantined those who had been exposed to the virus.

Samsung Heavy Settles Brazil Graft Investigation for $149M

Samsung Heavy Settles Brazil Graft Investigation for $149M

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries agreed to pay 812 million reais ($148.56 million) in a leniency deal with Brazilian authorities to settle corruption investigations, federal prosecutors said late on Monday.On its website, the prosecutor's office said the deal was part of a global negotiation between the company and U.S.

Australia's New Icebreaker Starts Sea Trials

Australia's New Icebreaker Starts Sea Trials

Australia’s newly completed icebreaker, RSV Nuyina, has left the Netherlands port of Vlissingen to commence trials in the North Sea.The start of the month-long sea trials, which had been pushed back due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, will be followed by additional weeks of deepwater trials involving the Australian Antarctic Division, ship managers Serco and shipbuilder Damen.

US Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

US Moves to Loosen Safety Rules for Arctic Offshore Drilling

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office.The proposal would revise a suite of Obama-era rules crafted to improve safety in the extreme conditions of the Arctic after a