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

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.

Aalund Named International Propeller Club's President

Aalund Named International Propeller Club's President

Niels Aalund was elected at the 93rd International Convention and Conference in New Orleans on October 17th.New Orleans, LA: Prominent maritime industry stakeholder Niels Aalund has been elected President of the International Propeller Club. Mr. Aalund will serve a two-year term, commencing from October 17th.

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.

Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

Floating Wind: Norway Seeks to Expand

Norway will seek to open two areas for the construction of floating offshore wind parks, which combined could hold a turbine capacity of up to 3.5 gigawatts (GW), the Norwegian oil and energy ministry said.Norway has recently been seeking to develop wind power, both onshore and offshore.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada.

Fire Breaks out on USCG's Polar Star

Fire Breaks out on USCG's Polar Star

It seems the U.S. cannot do enough to fast-track the construction of its new icebreaking fleet, as the USCG announce last night that the 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship's incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

Inside the World's Top Ferry Lines

Inside the World's Top Ferry Lines

The ferry business, unlike more industrial parts of the shipping business, touches wide swaths of the world’s population across continents. The membership of Interferry, the leading trade group for the industry, with non-Governmental organization (NGO) status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) includes 200+ members from all parts of the ferry spectrum.