MIDDLE CHANNEL

  • General
    • Vessel Name : MIDDLE CHANNEL
    • Operator : CHAMPION AUTO FERRY, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : HARSENS ISLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 55
    • Passenger Capacity : 100
  • Size
    • Register length : 48 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30 Feet
    • Overall Length : 78.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1996
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1048910

CHAMPION AUTO FERRY, INC.

  • Area of Operation : BETWEEN ALGONAC, MI AND HARSENS ISLAND, MI IN THE ST. CLAIR RIVER NORTH OF DETROIT, MI
  • Principal Commodity : COMMERCIAL AND PRIVATE VEHICLES

CHAMPION

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

NORTH CHANNEL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTH CHANNEL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Final Truss Blocking Fort McHenry Federal Channel Removed

Final Truss Blocking Fort McHenry Federal Channel Removed

Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews successfully removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3-4.Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys, and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete roadway, cable

Containership That Took Down Baltimore Bridge Refloated & Towed from Channel

Containership That Took Down Baltimore Bridge Refloated & Towed from Channel

Recovery teams refloated a large containership impeding shipping in the Port of Baltimore early on Monday and began pulling it free of the main channel, two months after the vessel crashed into the Francis Scott Key bridge and caused the span to collapse.Tugboats were leading the Dali to a local marine terminal after a successful effort to make the container ship buoyant at about 6:40 a.m.

Houthis Say They Will Target Ships Heading for Israel Anywhere within Range

Houthis Say They Will Target Ships Heading for Israel Anywhere within Range

Yemen's Houthis will target ships heading to Israeli ports in any area that is within their range, military spokesman Yahya Sarea said in a televised speech on Friday."We will target any ships heading to Israeli ports in the Mediterranean Sea in any area we are able to reach," he said.

First Ship Departs Baltimore Through Limited Access Channel

First Ship Departs Baltimore Through Limited Access Channel

The first commercial vessel transited through a newly opened channel in the Port of Baltimore following the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.The Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel (LAC) was opened as a temporary solution to provide passage for a limited number of commercial vessels into the Port of Baltimore and a departure opportunity for some deep draft vessels currently unable

At Least Five People Drown Trying to Cross English Channel

At Least Five People Drown Trying to Cross English Channel

At least five people, including a child, died in an attempt to cross the English Channel from France, hours after Britain passed a bill to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda to try to deter the dangerous crossings.The deaths of one child, a woman and three men occurred on an overcrowded small boat carrying around 110 people attempting to cross one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Third Temporary Channel Opened in Baltimore

Third Temporary Channel Opened in Baltimore

The Captain of the Port (COTP) has established the Fort Carroll Temporary Alternate Channel, which is on the northeast side of the main channel in the vicinity of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and will provide limited access for commercially essential vessels.The channel has a controlling depth of 20 feet, a 300-foot horizontal clearance, and a vertical clearance of 135 feet

Baltimore Shipping Set to Resume by End of April

Baltimore Shipping Set to Resume by End of April

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it expects to open a new channel to the Port of Baltimore by the end of April, freeing up commercial shipping blocked by a collapsed bridge, and then restore port access to full capacity by the end of May.The main channel has been blocked by wreckage since the fully loaded container ship Dali lost power and rammed into a support column of the

Second Channel Opened Around Collapsed Baltimore Bridge

Second Channel Opened Around Collapsed Baltimore Bridge

Recovery teams opened a second channel enabling smaller vessels to navigate the Port of Baltimore on Tuesday but most commercial shipping remains blocked by the collapsed bridge and stranded container ship that brought the structure down a week ago.A team including the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.

Trapped Vessels Start to Move Out of Baltimore Following Bridge Disaster

Trapped Vessels Start to Move Out of Baltimore Following Bridge Disaster

The U.S. state of Maryland has opened a temporary channel on the northbound side of the collapsed Baltimore bridge, allowing limited tug and barge traffic around the container ship stuck at the disaster site, Governor Wes Moore said on Monday."It will help us to get more vessels in the water around the site of the collapse," Moore told a news conference.

St. Marys River Reopened After Laker Strikes Channel Light

St. Marys River Reopened After Laker Strikes Channel Light

The St. Marys River has reopened to vessel traffic after a U.S.-flagged Great Lakes freighter struck a channel light in the waterway.At approximately 1 a.m. on Thursday, the 730-foot bulk carrier American Mariner suffered a marine casualty and went bow-first into the Munuscong Junction Light, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The incident occurred in Munuscong Lake, which is a section of the St.

Great Lakes Freighter Strikes Channel Light on St. Marys River

Great Lakes Freighter Strikes Channel Light on St. Marys River

A portion of the St. Marys River has been closed to vessel traffic after a U.S.-flagged Great Lakes freighter struck a channel light in the waterway.At approximately 1 a.m., the 730-foot bulk carrier American Mariner suffered a marine casualty and struck the Munuscong Junction Light with its bow, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The incident occurred in Munuscong Lake, which is a section of the St.

Tanker Hits Mine in Black Sea

A Liberian-flagged oil products tanker hit a mine on Sunday in the Black Sea off the coast of Romania and sustained minor damage, but the crew was safe, sources said on Monday.It is the second vessel this month to have been hit by a floating mine in the Black Sea, in a reminder of the continued perils faced by commercial ships in the region.