ORCAS EXPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : ORCAS EXPRESS
    • Operator : ORCAS ISLAND ECLIPSE CHARTERS
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Fiberglass
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 850
  • Location
    • City : ORCAS ISLAND
    • STATE : WA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 47
    • Full Load Capacity : 59 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 50
  • Size
    • Register length : 51 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 17 Feet
    • Overall Length : 56 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 17 Feet
    • Load draft : 4 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3 Feet
    • Height : 17 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 553780

ORCAS ISLAND ECLIPSE CHARTERS

  • Area of Operation : SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON STATE
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

News

Maersk Suspends Five Crew Members as it Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault

Maersk Suspends Five Crew Members as it Investigates Alleged Sexual Assault

The world's largest shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk has suspended five employees as part of an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on one of its ships run by a U.S. subsidiary, and said it was working closely with American authorities."We do everything we can to ensure that all of our workplace environments, including vessels

Seacor Power Public Hearing Concludes

Seacor Power Public Hearing Concludes

The U.S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board on Friday wrapped up the formal public hearing proceedings into the sinking of the liftboat Seacor Power and the death of 13 of its 19 crewmembers in the Gulf of Mexico.The Seacor Power capsized in heavy winds and seas on April 13, 2021, about seven miles south of Port Fourchon, La.

Congestion at Container Shipping Ports in Southern China Worsens on Anti-COVID-19 Measures

Congestion at Container Shipping Ports in Southern China Worsens on Anti-COVID-19 Measures

Congestion at container shipping ports in southern China is worsening as authorities step up disinfection measures amid a flare-up in COVID-19 cases, causing the biggest backlog since at least 2019.More than 150 coronavirus cases have been reported in Guangdong province, a key manufacturing and exporting hub in southern China, since the latest wave of cases struck in late May

World’s First Large Containership Converted to LNG Propulsion

World’s First Large Containership Converted to LNG Propulsion

The 15,000 TEU Brussels Express is the first large containership in the world to have been converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion, German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday, as operators look to LNG fuel to reduce their environmental footprint.In September 2020, the ship went into the Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai where the conversion was performed.

Egyptian Court Rejects Appeal Against Ever Given Detention in the Suez Canal

Egyptian Court Rejects Appeal Against Ever Given Detention in the Suez Canal

An Egyptian court on Tuesday ruled that the containership which blocked the Suez Canal in March could continue to be held in the waterway, rejecting an appeal by its Japanese owner against its detention, a judicial source said.The Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, got jammed across the canal on March 23 and remained stuck for six days, stopping traffic in both directions.

InterManager to Source Vaccinations for Seafarers

InterManager to Source Vaccinations for Seafarers

Frustrated by the lack of progress and slow pace of international efforts, ship management trade group InterManager said it will work separately to obtain COVID-19 vaccines to protect the world’s more than 1.5 million seafarers and thereby keep international trade routes open.InterManager president, Mark O’Neil, said

Missing Submarine Found Broken Up, 53 Dead

Missing Submarine Found Broken Up, 53 Dead

A missing Indonesian submarine has been found, broken into at least three parts, at the bottom of the Bali Sea, army and navy officials said on Sunday, as the president sent condolences to relatives of the 53 crew.Rescuers also found new objects, including a life vest, that they believe belong to those aboard the 44-year old KRI Nanggala-402

Singapore Launches $90 Million Shipping Decarbonization Fund

Singapore Launches $90 Million Shipping Decarbonization Fund

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced two initiatives on Wednesday to reduce the shipping industry's greenhouse gas emissions, including a S$120 million ($90 million) fund for a decarbonization center."Maritime decarbonization is a global challenge requiring a collective responsibility from all stakeholders involved," MPA Chief Executive Quah Ley Hoon said in a statement.

Cruise Execs, Health Experts Meet to Discuss Restart Plans

Cruise Execs, Health Experts Meet to Discuss Restart Plans

Cruise industry executives met with health experts and White House staff earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, following criticism of its guidelines on restarting voyages.The discussion, which centered around how the pandemic-battered industry could get back into business

Panama Canal Delays Fee Increases

Panama Canal Delays Fee Increases

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced Tuesday that it will postpone increasing canal transit fees following calls from the shipping industry to reconsider the rate hikes amid a spate of global supply chain disruptions.The higher rates for the canal's transit reservation system were scheduled to take effect on Thursday but will now start on June 1

NTSB Accident Report: Erratic Steering Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

NTSB Accident Report: Erratic Steering Led to 2019 Sabine Pass Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board found that the erratic steering of a supply vessel led to a 2019 collision resulting in more than 6,000 gallons of diesel oil being dumped into the Sabine Pass, a busy waterway between Texas and Louisiana.On Thursday, April 8, 2021, NTSB released Marine Accident Brief 21/08 detailing its investigation of the collision between offshore supply vessel

China Inquires About Chinese Crew Aboard Tankers Seized By Indonesia

China Inquires About Chinese Crew Aboard Tankers Seized By Indonesia

China said on Wednesday it was seeking details about 25 of its nationals who were among 61 crew on two supertankers seized by Indonesia on suspicion of illegally transferring oil.Indonesia said on Sunday it had seized the vessels after they were detected making the transfer from Iranian-flagged MT Horse to Panamanian-flagged MT Freya, causing an oil spill.