NIKI V

  • General
    • Vessel Name : NIKI V
    • Operator : VARLACK VENTURES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 600
  • Location
    • City : CRUZ BAY
    • STATE : VI
  • Capacity
  • Size
    • Register length : 48 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 15 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1980
    • Coast Guard Number : 629856

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

ISLAND PRINCESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

LADY VENTURE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MISSY V

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VENTURE PRIDE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VENTURE STAR

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

Alternatives to fossil fuels are emerging throughout the maritime universe, and vessels working in U.S. rivers, waterways and harbors are at the cusp on this trend. While the alternative fuels spectrum is wide, battery power and electrification—a technology that has seen a decade of shipboard applications already—is particularly suited for smaller vessels.

Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

Maritime Academies Work Toward Inclusion

Last May, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (CGA) announced that 240 new officers made up its 140th graduating class.The Academy’s announcement referenced additional, important highlights. Women made up 34% of the Class of 2021, and 34% of the graduates were from underrepresented minority groups.

HVAC: Three Challenges to Challenge Engineers

HVAC: Three Challenges to Challenge Engineers

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'David vs Goliath' - Venice Ban May not End Cruise Ship Battle

'David vs Goliath' - Venice Ban May not End Cruise Ship Battle

When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed through the Venice lagoon last month, hundreds of people rallied on land and small boats in protest.A few weeks later, the government seemed to listen, announcing that to defend Venice's ecosystem and heritage, cruise liners would be banned from the lagoon from Aug. 1.

Dredging: Important Developments Will Impact Business

Dredging: Important Developments Will Impact Business

For dredging company officials, the first quarter of 2021 was a pretty good start to a new year. In a tough business, challenges and pitfalls are always expected. But from a bigger picture perspective—markets, regulations and policies—company officials couldn’t be faulted if a bit of optimism infused their worldview.There are a number of reasons for this.

Is Baltic Sea Special Area for Passenger Ships Really Special?

Is Baltic Sea Special Area for Passenger Ships Really Special?

The persistent eutrophication (being too rich in nutrients) of the Baltic Sea prompted the IMO’s Baltic Member States to tackle shipping’s < 0.1% contribution by designating the Baltic Sea as the first Special Area under Annex IV of IMO’s MARPOL Convention [1]. Passenger ships must give sewage to wastewater treatment works (WWTWs) ashore via the port reception facilities (PRFs) or operate a

Car Carrier Prices Are Hot and Getting Hotter

Car Carrier Prices Are Hot and Getting Hotter

Newbuild spend for vehicle carriers, including large car and truck carriers (LCTC), pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) and pure car carriers (PCC), smashed past $3.2 billion last week, following big volume orders from Eastern Pacific and Zodiac—an astonishing amount of money for a niche sector, exceeding the previous six years total combined. If we include options, a whopping $4.

OPINION: Regulating Grey Water ... the Time is Now

OPINION: Regulating Grey Water ... the Time is Now

The IMO’s MARPOL Annex IV is being revised to confirm the lifetime performance of Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs). This may finally bring about grey water regulation – a necessity that is long overdue.Black Water and Grey WaterA ship’s sewage (black water) is collected from toilets, urinals and hospitals.

How Event-driven Technologies Can Transform the Shipping Industry

How Event-driven Technologies Can Transform the Shipping Industry

The Suez Canal blockage laid bare many of the challenges being faced by the global shipping industry today. With 12% of global trade passing through the canal each day, the total revenue lost from delayed, damaged or lost goods due to its blockage is estimated to be up to $10 billion.

Dry Bulk Performance: Pangaea Logistics (Again) Claims the Top Spot

Dry Bulk Performance: Pangaea Logistics (Again) Claims the Top Spot

Maritime Advisors, Liengaard & Roschmann have published for the third year running its Vesselindex Performance Report, ranking the listed dry bulk companies based on their TCE performance.In a year 2020 which was characterized by a high level of volatility it is noticeable that 17 companies managed to outperform the general market as defined by the Baltic Indices. U.S.

VIDEO: Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq Aims to Optimize BOG Reliquification

VIDEO: Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq Aims to Optimize BOG Reliquification

As the maritime industry steams toward decarbonization, the path to zero emissions will include many stepping stones. Wärtsilä’s Compact Reliq is a step change in efficiently reliquefying boil off gas (BOG) on LNG carriers, as Lasse Wichstrøm and Sylvain Fabreguettes discuss with Maritime Reporter TV.

Solstad Offshore Sells Platform Supply Vessel

Solstad Offshore Sells Platform Supply Vessel

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore has sold another vessel. This time the platform supply vessel Far Spirit.The company said Tuesday the vessel had been sold by its subsidiary Farstad Marine to an undisclosed buyer."Delivery of the vessel to the new owner took place today June 22nd, 2021.