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

Icebreaker Aurora Australis Begins Final Voyage

Icebreaker Aurora Australis Begins Final Voyage

It's an end of an era for Australia’s Antarctic icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis, which departed Hobart earlier this week for its final voyage after 31 years of service to the Australian Antarctic Program.The ship’s final trip south will be a two-week voyage to resupply sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island and transport expeditioners.

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China-Built Cruiser Delivered to Sunstone

China Merchants Heavy Industry has delivered an expedition cruise vessel to SunStone Ships, the first of its next-genn INFINITY-class vessel and perhaps more significantly China's firm entrance into the cruise ship building sector.The arrangement to bring this ship from drawing board to delivery slip is the culmination of marrying European cruise design and quality with Chinese ship-building

INSIGHTS: Edward C. Schwarz, ABB VP of Sales, New Builds

INSIGHTS: Edward C. Schwarz, ABB VP of Sales, New Builds

Based in Miramar, FL, ABB Vice President Ed Schwarz is today responsible for developing and leading the newly created new sales team for ABB in North America.He is the firm’s leading advocate for new build opportunities in US and Canada and more importantly, developing the business strategy necessary for bringing hybrid and electric solutions to North America market. A graduate of the U.S.

RMC to Build Ferries for TT-Line

RMC to Build Ferries for TT-Line

Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) and Australian TT-Line Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on two fast car and passenger ferries.The Project will have an impact on employment totalling around 3,500 person-years, and the construction work will start at the beginning of 2021, said a press release from the company specialized in constructing car ferries

Aurora Expeditions Christens Sylvia Earle

Aurora Expeditions Christens Sylvia Earle

Aurora Expeditions, the luxury cruise company that offers services to Antarctica and Arctic,  will build a second expedition ship, the Sylvia Earle, scheduled to debut in October 2021.The 126-passenger vessel  named ‘Sylvia Earle’, to honor the renowned marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer.

Nexans, Eversource, Ørsted Ink US OWF Deal

Nexans, Eversource, Ørsted Ink US OWF Deal

French cables manufacturer Nexans has signed a framework agreement with Denmark’s global offshore wind giant Ørsted A/S and New England utility Eversource Energy to take part in the offshore wind farm development in North America.According to the provider of cabling and connectivity solutions

NMAC Acquires 5 Product Tankers

NMAC Acquires 5 Product Tankers

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NMAC), a Greece owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced the agreement to acquire five product tankers in liquidation of Navios Europe I Inc.On November 22, 2019, an agreement was reached to liquidate Navios Europe I.  As of September 30, 2019, Navios Acquisition had a receivable of $32.3 million from Navios Europe I.

Ocean Yield Buys Ethylene Gas Carrier

Ocean Yield Buys Ethylene Gas Carrier

Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield ASA has agreed to acquire Navigator Aurora, a 37,300 cbm ethylene gas carrier owned by Navigator Gas.According to agreement, the ship will be purchased for a total consideration of USD 69.75 million net of a seller’s credit, with a 13-year bareboat charter to a company 100% owned and guaranteed by Navigator Holdings - Navigator Gas.

ForSea Mercandia 4 to Become Freight-Only Ferry

ForSea Mercandia 4 to Become Freight-Only Ferry

Swedish ferry operator ForSea, the Helsingør-Helsingborg ferry service, has decided to convert Mercandia 4 from a passenger and freight vessel to a pure freight vessel."As a consequence, we will no longer offer retail and F&B services on Mercandia 4 as of 1 September 2019. This is a response to a long term decline in car and passenger traffic," the environmentally friendly ferry service said.

GC Rieber Shipping Nails Nexans Gig

GC Rieber Shipping Nails Nexans Gig

Norwegian offshore shipping company GC Rieber Shipping (RISH) has agreed with Nexans Skagerrak AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexans Norway AS, to enter into a ship management agreement for the cable laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak.The agreement also includes management of the Nexans’ state of the art cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora once it gets delivered from Ulstein yard in 2021

Second LNG-Fueled Ship for Containerships

Second LNG-Fueled Ship for Containerships

Containerships, subsidiary of CMA CGM, has taken delivery of its second LNG-powered containership, the Containerships Polar.As the second LNG-powered ship for Containerships and the CMA CGM Group, the Containerships Polar will be phased into the redesigned BALT 2 service in the Port of Rotterdam on June 23rd, 2019.

Aus Icebreaker Nearing Completion

Aus Icebreaker Nearing Completion

Preparations are ramping up for the arrival of Australia’s newest icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina. The Antarctic icebreaker is due to arrive in Hobart in 2020.RSV Nuyina will be the main lifeline to Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations and the central platform of our Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research.