POLAR KING

  • General
    • Vessel Name : POLAR KING
    • Operator : ALASKA MARINE LINES
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Tugboat
    • Vessel Type : Tugboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4960
  • Location
    • City : SEATTLE
    • STATE : WA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 134
  • Size
    • Register length : 118.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Overall Length : 126 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 34 Feet
    • Load draft : 17 Feet
    • Light Draft : 13.7 Feet
    • Height : 58 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1974
    • EQUIP1 : TOWING WINCH
    • Coast Guard Number : 554888

ALASKA MARINE LINES

  • Area of Operation : PUGET SOUND, SOUTHEAST ALASKA, COOK INLET AND WESTERN ALASKA; HAWAII
  • Principal Commodity : GENERAL CARGO

NUNANIQ

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

CROSS POINT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

JULIA B

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

LOWELL S

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

PADILLA

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR CLOUD

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR SCOUT

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR STORM

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR WIND

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR WOLF

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

BERING TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

BRISTOL BAY TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

CHICHIGOF PROVIDER

  • Type : Container Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KENAI TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KOYUKUK

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

KVICHAK TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NAKNEK TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NB

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NUSHAGAK TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

POLAR TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SHELIKOF TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

SOUTHEAST TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

TOGIAK TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

WESTWARD TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

YUKON TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

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Cosmic Rays, the 'Unseen Menace' for Maritime

Cosmic Rays, the 'Unseen Menace' for Maritime

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Report: Venezuela Resumes Oil Shipments to China Despite U.S. Sanctions

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Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg Tech: RDT&E's Annual Arctic Technology Evaluation

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Arctic Shipping Creates Insurance Headaches as Routes Open

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RRS Sir David Attenborough Starts Sea Trials

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Interview: Bob Merchent, CEO, Halter Marine

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ABB’s Schwarz Honored with USMMA McCready Award

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