POLAR VIKING

  • General
    • Vessel Name : POLAR VIKING
    • Operator : GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORP. OF TENNESSEE
    • Ships Type (ICST) : 432
    • Vessel Type : Pushboat
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 5000
  • Location
    • City : NEW IBERIA
    • STATE : LA
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 134
    • Full Load Capacity : 100 Short ton
  • Size
    • Register length : 118.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 34 Feet
    • Overall Length : 126 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 34 Feet
    • Load draft : 14.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 14.5 Feet
    • Height : 75 Feet
  • Other
    • Rebuilt year : 1989
    • Year : 1989
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 568790
    • REBLT : *

GENERAL ELECTRIC CREDIT CORP. OF TENNESSEE

GRETA

  • Type : General Cargo Freighter
  • Construction : Steel

LIBERTY

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MILLENIUM MAVERICK

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

MILLENNIUM DAWN

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

SIGNET CHALLENGER

  • Type : Pushboat
  • Construction : Steel

Z-THREE

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

AEP

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

ALEUTIAN TRADER

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

BARGE

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

MARTY J

  • Type : Open Hopper Barge
  • Construction : Steel

NO

  • Type : Covered Dry Cargo Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Viking Line Plans to Restart Passenger Service

Viking Line Plans to Restart Passenger Service

Ferry operator Viking Line said Tuesday it will restart passenger service for essential travel after the Finnish government annouced plans to gradually ease some restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.Passenger service will be restricted to travel for work and other travel defined by the authorities until at least May 31, the cruise ferry operator said.

USCG Polar Security Cutters: The History and Future

USCG Polar Security Cutters: The History and Future

The good news is that work has commenced on the first new heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard in 43 years.  The bad news is that when it enters service, projected to occur in FY2024, it will be the first new heavy polar icebreaker for the USCG in 47 years.  Meanwhile, Russia has approximately 30 active polar icebreakers, including four that are nuclear powered.

A Raft of Cruise Lines Have Suspended Operations

A Raft of Cruise Lines Have Suspended Operations

Several major cruise operators have voluntarily suspended operations in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic. For most, the reason given has been "an abundance of caution".On Wednesday, Viking became the first major cruise line to temporarily suspend operations, canceling all river and ocean cruises scheduled to embark between March 12 to April 30.

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

There was important cruise news in January: Viking – a premier European ocean and river cruise company - will offer two new “destination-focused travel experiences,” starting in 2022.  One set of cruises becomes Viking’s first foray in the inland North American market, in this case the Great Lakes.  Another set of cruises will head to the Arctic and Antarctica.

MacGregor to Equip USCG Polar Security Cutter

MacGregor to Equip USCG Polar Security Cutter

Marine equipment supplier MacGregor said it has received an order from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine to supply deck machinery and cargo handling equipment to the U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) program. The order is booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2019 order intake, with delivery planned to take place in the third quarter of 2021.

Adm. Schultz Delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

Adm. Schultz Delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz outlined his vision for the service Thursday during the State of the Coast Guard Address in Charleston, highlighting the organization’s top initiatives, accomplishments over the past year, and challenges facing the service today and on the road ahead.

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

USCG PSC Equals meaningful Polar Presence

USCG PSC Equals meaningful Polar Presence

The Coast Guard needs a ship that can do more than just break ice; it needs a multi-mission ship to provide for the nation’s security, asserting its sovereign rights, and protecting its long-term economic interests.  That ship is the Polar Security Cutter.Since Russia cashed the check in 1867 for the purchase of Alaska the U.S. has been an Arctic nation.

Ship Design: Evolving for Efficiency, Compliance

Ship Design: Evolving for Efficiency, Compliance

The evolution of marine design is increasingly influenced by three drivers: New three-dimensional design tools, the increasing complexity of power systems, and new access to high-latitude shipping routes. While new digital design tools are a natural progression of the current Information Age

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

UK Polar Research Vessel Named

The UK’s new polar research ship is being formally named the RRS Sir David Attenborough today (Thursday, September 26) by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and special guest Sir David Attenborough will be in attendance. A three-day public celebration, hosted at the shipyard by British Antarctic Survey and Cammell Laird

Shipbuilding Interview: Ron Baczkowski, VT Halter

Shipbuilding Interview: Ron Baczkowski, VT Halter

VT Halter in Pascagoula, MS has been on a strong run, capped by its winning the high-profile contract to build the U.S. Coast Guard’s next generation of icebreakers. Maritime Reporter recently spoke with Ron Baczkowski, President and CEO, VT Halter Marine, for insights on the shipyard’s recent success and future prospects.

Cruise Ships: Oceanwide Orders Polar Class Ship

Cruise Ships: Oceanwide Orders Polar Class Ship

The expedition cruise ship market maintains its torrid pace with news that Oceanwide Expeditions has orders another Polar Class 6 ship, following the success of its ship Hondius.Croatian shipyard Brodosplit, the builder of Hondius, won the follow on order for M/V Janssonius, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 2021.