NORTH CHANNEL

  • General
    • Vessel Name : NORTH CHANNEL
    • Operator : CHAMPION AUTO FERRY, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 330
  • Location
    • City : HARSENS ISLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 46
    • Passenger Capacity : 102
  • Size
    • Register length : 74.9 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 30.4 Feet
    • Overall Length : 74.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 30.4 Feet
    • Load draft : 7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 7 Feet
    • Height : 22.5 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1967
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 511107

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

MIDDLE CHANNEL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTH CHANNEL

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

News

Log Carrier Loses Power Off New Zealand

Log Carrier Loses Power Off New Zealand

A log carrier that lost power and went adrift while leaving New Zealand's Port of Tauranga Monday has been towed to anchorage in deeper water while it awaits further inspection, local maritime safety authorities said.The Singapore-flagged Funing was outbound for Lanshan, China when it lost engine power and began drifting amid  30 knot winds and significant swells between Mount Manganui and

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Photo: Allseas' Pioneering Spirit Removes Brent Alpha Platform

Allseas' giant Pioneering Spirit heavy lift vessel has completed its first decommissioning job of summer 2020, with a single-lift removal of Shell UK’s 17,000-tonne Brent Alpha platform from the North Sea. The Pioneering Spirit will now deliver the 44-year old platform to Able UK’s Teesside decommissioning yard in North East England for dismantling and recycling.

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

Royal IHC to Build Its First Jones Act Dredger

The Netherlands based Royal IHC said it has been awarded a contract to design and build a Jones Act compliant dredger for the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) for deilivery in 2021.The water injection dredger will be built at a partner shipyard in the U.S.“The construction, procurement of the main components

Dredging: Managing the Impact of Channel Deepening and Widening on Surrounding Structures

Dredging: Managing the Impact of Channel Deepening and Widening on Surrounding Structures

U.S. ports have worked toward increasing the depth and width of their channels to allow for larger ships with greater capacities. The equation is generally: bigger ships = more throughput = increased profitability. But what are the impacts around a channel after it’s widened? The ripple effects may go further than you think.

Big Ship Ready Port Dredging Kicks off 2020

Big Ship Ready Port Dredging Kicks off 2020

The end of the 2019 saw some unprecedented funding measure pass through Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  The Gulf and East Coast have continued to receive significant funding to help deepen and widen navigational channels and gateways.  One of the projects passed into law included the Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Project.

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After 7-hour Closure

Houston Ship Channel Reopens After 7-hour Closure

The Houston Ship Channel reopened on Tuesday morning after a seven-hour closure to raise a fishing vessel that sank in mid-January near the waterway's entrance in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston ship pilots association.The ship channel, a 53-mile waterway connecting the busiest U.S. petrochemical port with the Gulf of Mexico, reopened at 10:15 a.m.

Fishing for Trouble

Fishing for Trouble

Radar confusion and speed cited in ferry groundingWhile the perennial issue of commercial vessel and recreational boat collisions, near misses and allisions with navigational aids are certainly nothing new, in much of  the navigable waters of the United States they are typically associated with the warmer weather of late spring

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

US Icebreaker Polar Star Reaches Antarctica

The U.S. Coast Guard's sole heavy icebreaker arrived January 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States. Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed its’ homeport of Seattle on November 26.This year marks the Polar Star’s 23rd journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military service mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations

Search Called Off for Two Missing After Ship Collision

Search Called Off for Two Missing After Ship Collision

Responders have called off a search for two fisherman missing following a fatal ship collision near Galveston, Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday.One crew member has been rescued, one is deceased and two remain missing at the conclusion of a three-day search involving the Coast Guard and local responders that covered more than 49 square miles by aerial flights

The Mighty Mississippi: Taming the Bull

The Mighty Mississippi: Taming the Bull

The beneficial use of dredge material sets a record in FY 2019. And, we’re just getting started. Funding will be the key.In mid-November 2018, concerns began to rise about an unseasonably high river stages on the Upper Mississippi River Basin generated by significant precipitation events.

Semi-submerged Tug Leaking Diesel after Bridge Allision

Semi-submerged Tug Leaking Diesel after Bridge Allision

A tugboat is partially sunk and leaking diesel after alliding with a bridge in North Carolina's Oregon Inlet, the U.S. Coast Guard said.All eight people aboard the tug Miss Bonnie reached shore safely without injury after the vessel struck the Old Bonner Bridge at 11:09 a.m. on Sunday.

P&O Ferries Invests In Next-Gen Ferries

P&O Ferries Invests In Next-Gen Ferries

P&O FERRIES has signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Ltd worth $285 million for two new 230-meter super-ferries – the largest ever to sail between Dover and Calais – that will be operational by 2023. The contract includes options to build two further vessels by 2024.