ISLAND PRINCESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ISLAND PRINCESS
    • Operator : VARLACK VENTURES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1020
  • Location
    • City : CRUZ BAY
    • STATE : VI
  • Capacity
  • Size
    • Register length : 65 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 18 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1979
    • Coast Guard Number : 607357

VARLACK VENTURES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN, U.S.V.I. TO RED HOOK AND CHARLOTTE AMELIA, U.S.V.I. TO ST. THOMAS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

BOMBA CHALLENGER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Unknown

CAPITOL VENTURE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

LADY VENTURE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MISSY V

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

NIKI V

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VENTURE PRIDE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VENTURE STAR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Construction of New York’s First Offshore Wind Farm Set to Start as Final Approval Granted

Construction of New York’s First Offshore Wind Farm Set to Start as Final Approval Granted

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has granted Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for the South Fork Wind, New York’s first offshore wind farm, Ørsted confirmed Thursday. This is the final decision needed from the agency to move the project toward the start of construction.

Princess Cruises Pleads Guilty to Violating 'Magic Pipe' Probation

Princess Cruises Pleads Guilty to Violating 'Magic Pipe' Probation

Carnival Corp.'s Princess Cruises has again pleaded guilty to violating its probation imposed as a result of its record $40 million criminal conviction for its "magic pipe" environmental crimes.The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said on Tuesday that Princess failed to establish and maintain an independent internal investigative office as required after pleading guilty to felony dumping and

Greece Rescues Cargo Ship with 400 Migrants in Distress

Greece Rescues Cargo Ship with 400 Migrants in Distress

Greece mounted a rescue operation on Friday for a cargo ship carrying about 400 migrants after it sent out a distress signal off the island of Crete, the coast guard said.The Greek coast guard quoted passengers as saying the Turkish-flagged vessel had sailed from Turkey, calling it “one of the largest search and rescue operations carried out in the eastern Mediterranean.

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Completes First Ollis Class Vessel for Staten Island Ferry

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) announced it has completed the first of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The MV SSG Michael H. Ollis, Hull 219, departed ESG’s Port St. Joe, Fla. facility fully certified and passenger ready.

Boarders Exit Tanker off UAE Coast, Ship Safe

Boarders Exit Tanker off UAE Coast, Ship Safe

Boarders have left a tanker that maritime sources had said was seized off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and the vessel is safe, Britain's maritime trade agency reported on Wednesday.Three maritime security forces had told Reuters on Tuesday that the asphalt/bitumen tanker Asphalt Princess had been seized by suspected Iranian-backed forces, which Iran denied.

Humanitarian Aid: Mexico Sends Fuel Tanker to Cuba

Humanitarian Aid: Mexico Sends Fuel Tanker to Cuba

A diesel cargo sent by Mexico's state-run Pemex [was] due to arrive in Cuba's Havana port on Monday, according to Refinitiv Eikon data and sources, after Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised humanitarian aid to the Communist-run island, [Reuters reported Monday.]The Jose Maria Morelos II, a tanker owned and managed by a Pemex unit

Car Carrier Sinks After Collision With Tanker Off Japan; Three Missing

Car Carrier Sinks After Collision With Tanker Off Japan; Three Missing

Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft were searching on Friday for three missing crew of a cargo ship that capsized and sank after a collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea, authorities said.The Byakko sank at about 2:40 a.m. after colliding with the chemical tanker Ulsan Pioneer just before midnight in the Kurushima Strait

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan Luxury Cruise Halted After COVID-19 Case

Japan's Nippon Yusen subsidiary NYK Cruises Co said on Friday that its luxury cruise ship Asuka II was returning to port after a passenger tested positive for the coronavirus.The ship's 295 passengers and 425 crew members will reach Yokohama, just south of Tokyo, around Saturday noon, an NYK Cruises spokeswoman said.

Bollinger Buys Gulf Island’s Shipyard Facilities

Bollinger Buys Gulf Island’s Shipyard Facilities

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards has acquired Gulf Island Fabrication’s shipyard facilities in nearby Houma for approximately $28.6 million.The purchased site encompasses 437 acres on the west bank of the Houma Navigation Canal, of which 283 acres is unimproved land that is available for expansion.

Royal Caribbean to Return to the Caribbean with Vaccinated Guests in June

Royal Caribbean to Return to the Caribbean with Vaccinated Guests in June

Some of Royal Caribbean Group’s cruises will resume sailing in the Caribbean in June with vaccinated adult guests, ending a year-long hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.Adventure of the Seas and Celebrity Millennium ships will also have vaccinated crews and accept children under the age of 18 with a negative COVID-19 test, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises said on Friday.

Denmark to Build Giant Wind Energy Hub In the North Sea

Denmark to Build Giant Wind Energy Hub In the North Sea

Denmark has reached a deal on the construction of the first of its kind wind energy hub in the North Sea that promises to produce yet unseen amounts of green electricity, in what has been described as the largest construction project in Danish history.The energy hub - an artificial island - will serve as an offshore power plant gathering and distributing green electricity from hundreds of wind

Saga Sees Resilient Cruise Bookings Despite COVID Concerns

Saga Sees Resilient Cruise Bookings Despite COVID Concerns

Britain’s over-50s holidays group Saga said on Tuesday total cruise bookings stood at 140 million pounds ($191.3 million) as it prepares to restart sailing in May after a torrid year for the travel industry due to the global health crisis.Mass vaccination drives have offered hopes for a revival this year but the industry faces fresh uncertainty as new variants of the coronavirus force some