COLUMBIA

  • General
    • Vessel Name : COLUMBIA
    • Operator : ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY SYSTEM
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 12070
  • Location
    • City : KETCHIKAN
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 2683
    • Full Load Capacity : 134 Short ton
    • Type of Cargo : Autos vehicles trailers
    • Passenger Capacity : 499
  • Size
    • Register length : 376.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 85.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 418 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 85.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 17.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 13.5 Feet
    • Height : 109 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP2 : VEHICLE ELEVATOR
    • EQUIP1 : STERN, SIDE DOOR
    • Coast Guard Number : 557340

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

AURORA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHENEGA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

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

More than 100 Containers Lost from Zim Kingston

More than 100 Containers Lost from Zim Kingston

More than 100 containers have been lost from a fire-stricken containership off British Columbia, well above original estimates, the Canadian Coast Guard said.Initial reports indicated that the Malta-flagged Zim Kingston lost roughly 40 boxes near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on October 22, after heavy weather caused the vessel to list 35 degrees while traveling from Busan, South Korea to Vancouver

Weather Hampering Efforts to Board Fire-stricken Containership off Canada

Weather Hampering Efforts to Board Fire-stricken Containership off Canada

Bad weather off Canada's Pacific Coast on Monday prevented a salvage crew from boarding a cargo ship where several containers of chemicals burned over the weekend, the coast guard said.Sixteen crew members were evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston on Saturday. Five remained onboard to fight the fire, which was largely under control by late Sunday.

Fire Breaks Out on Containership off British Columbia

Fire Breaks Out on Containership off British Columbia

A container fire that broke out on Saturday on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia is smoldering and appears to be under control, Canadian Coast Guard officials said on Sunday.Sixteen crew members were evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston on Saturday, while five remained onboard to fight the fire.

Workforce Development: Apprenticeship Programs Help Build the Fleet

Workforce Development: Apprenticeship Programs Help Build the Fleet

Naval shipyards and industry partners see business growing, but finding enough trained and qualified workers is a challenge.General Dynamics Electric Boat will invest $1.7 billion to modernize and upgrade its Quonset, R.I. and Groton, Conn., facilities over the next ten years,” said Sean Davies , vice president for EB’s Quonset Point Operations.

SOS: Stranded, Shattered Seafarers Threaten Global Supply Lines

SOS: Stranded, Shattered Seafarers Threaten Global Supply Lines

"I've seen grown men cry," says Captain Tejinder Singh, who hasn't set foot on dry land in more than seven months and isn't sure when he'll go home."We are forgotten and taken for granted," he says of the plight facing tens of thousands of seafarers like him, stranded at sea as the Delta variant of the coronavirus wreaks havoc on shore."People don't know how their supermarkets are stocked up.

Shipbuilding and The Navy Of Tomorrow

Shipbuilding and The Navy Of Tomorrow

In the United States, it is a frustrating time to be in the government shipbuilding business. Even though America depends upon maritime commerce and faces growing security risks at sea, shipbuilding is just not a major national focus.Up to now, shipbuilders have had it pretty good. For the past several years, big naval shipbuilders have enjoyed steady growth and strong performance.

The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

The Crew Change Crisis is Getting Worse

The crew change crisis that has been plaguing the maritime industry for more than a year and a half is raging on and only getting worse, data from 10 of the world's top ship managers suggests.The number of seafarers onboard vessels beyond the expiry of their contract has continued rising from 7.2% to 8.

Batteries Installed on Auckland's New Electric Tug

Batteries Installed on Auckland's New Electric Tug

Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam recently installed the batteries aboard a fully-electric Reversed Stern Drive tug being built for New Zealand’s Ports of Auckland.In total, some 2,240 batteries, totaling 2,784 kWh, were installed. With this, the RSD-E Tug 2513, named Sparky, will carry out two or more berthing/unberthing operations with up to 70 tonnes bollard pull on a single charge.

US Considering Jones Act Waivers Amid Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

US Considering Jones Act Waivers Amid Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

The Transportation Department said on Tuesday it was evaluating whether a temporary waiver of the Jones Act is needed to ensure sufficient gasoline supply to some U.S. states after the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline."The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has started the work needed to enable consideration of a temporary and targeted waiver of the Jones Act," the department said.

Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers

Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers

The Canadian government on Thursday promised to build two Arctic icebreakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically influential provinces that will help decide an election considered likely this year.The ruling Liberals, citing the need to boost Canada's Arctic footprint as global warming opens up the region

Passenger Vessel Operators Looking Forward

Passenger Vessel Operators Looking Forward

As we take a breath and collectively step into 2021, I’m choosing to be optimistic and focus on the opportunities ahead. Trust me, that’s not easy to say. Even as we are still experiencing a global pandemic which has devastated both the health and financial safety of our families, friends, employees, businesses, and communities. We may be down, but I say don’t lose hope.

US Coast Guard 'Alarmed' By Mariners Turning Off AIS

US Coast Guard 'Alarmed' By Mariners Turning Off AIS

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday issued a warning to mariners and commercial fisherman about the dangers and legal consequences of switching off their Automated Identification Systems (AIS), citing concern over a growing number of vessels operating with the tracking equipment disabled.