POLARIS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : POLARIS
    • Operator : AZZAR, JAMES D.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 330
  • Location
    • City : GRAND RAPIDS
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 67
    • Passenger Capacity : 385
  • Size
    • Register length : 60.2 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 36.1 Feet
    • Overall Length : 60.2 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 36.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 6.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 6.2 Feet
    • Height : 30 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1952
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 263245

AZZAR, JAMES D.

  • Area of Operation : GREAT LAKES AND CONNECTING TRIBUTARIES
  • Principal Commodity : BUILDING MATERIALS

News

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

US Shipyards See Big Business Shifts

The American shipbuilding scene, filled with participants constructing all manner of vessels, has been navigating through stormy times (lately, yards along the Gulf Coast have literally been dealing with storms). The orders for newbuild, repair and conversion projects continue to flow in—albeit at a reduced pace—and the boats and ships go down the ways into the water

Video: Stellar Banner Scuttled

Video: Stellar Banner Scuttled

The 340-meter-long very large ore carrier (VLOC) Stellar Banner has been scuttled off the coast of Brazil after being declared a total loss due to extensive hull damage suffered during a grounding incident.The 300,660 dwt vessel, owned and operated by the South Korean company Polaris Shipping, ran aground while carrying iron ore bound for China from Vale's terminal in Maranhão in February.

Stellar Banner to Be Scuttled Off Brazilian Coast

Stellar Banner to Be Scuttled Off Brazilian Coast

A 340-meter-long very large ore carrier (VLOC) that ran aground off the coast of Brazil earlier this year will be scuttled due to the extent of hull damage suffered as a result of the incident, Brazilian authorities said.The 300,660 dwt Stellar Banner, owned and operated by the South Korean company Polaris Shipping

Autonomy on Trial

Autonomy on Trial

When discussing the arrival of autonomous workboats, many – especially those developing the technologies that enable them – say it’s is not a matter of if, but when. In fact, autonomous harbor tugs are already being put to the test in Singapore, where authorities hope to establish the technological infrastructure to enable fully autonomous ship operations. In the U.S.

Tankers Pile Up Off Europe's Coast

Tankers Pile Up Off Europe's Coast

Dozens of tankers holding jet fuel and gasoline are at anchor in sea lanes around Europe's main storage hubs, unable to discharge their cargoes as onshore tanks are full to capacity following the collapse in demand linked to the coronavirus crisis.Nearly 1 million tonnes of refined products are parked on around 30 tankers off Europe's coast, Reuters calculations found.

Autonomous Harbor Tug Tested in Singapore

Autonomous Harbor Tug Tested in Singapore

A 27-meter harbor tug equipped with autonomous navigation capabilities has been put through its paces at the Port of Singapore, demonstrating functions such as smart navigation and collision avoidance which are key to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) goal to enable autonomous ship operations within the world’s busiest transshipment hub.

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.

Keel Laid for Polaris New Energy LNG Bunker Barge

Keel Laid for Polaris New Energy LNG Bunker Barge

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding hosted a private ceremonial keel laying June 24 celebrating the start of construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge for Polaris New Energy.The barge will be named the Clean Canaveral and will operate as an articulated tug and barge unit (ATB) that initially runs along the U.S.

Viking Launches Mississippi River Cruises

Viking Launches Mississippi River Cruises

Viking announced it will launch a Mississippi River cruise line with its first vessel, Viking Mississippi, scheduled to sail voyages on the Lower and Upper Mississippi, between New Orleans and St. Paul from August 2022.Purpose-built for the Mississippi and is currently under construction in Louisiana, the five-deck ship will accommodate 386 passengers in 193 all outside staterooms.

Chevron Tanker Receives ABS SMART-MHM Notation

Chevron Tanker Receives ABS SMART-MHM Notation

ABS and Chevron Shipping Company LLC have embarked on a digital fleet management journey.As a first step, the Suezmax lightering vessel Pegasus Voyager has become the first vessel in Chevron’s fleet to qualify for the ABS maintenance optimization notation SMART-MHM (Machinery Health Monitoring), with more vessels expected to follow. The ship is also the first ABS-classed to receive the notation.

BP to Store Jet Fuel at Sea as Glut Looms

BP to Store Jet Fuel at Sea as Glut Looms

BP has provisionally chartered a 60,000 tonne tanker to store jet fuel at sea starting this week, trading sources said on Wednesday, after a collapse in demand from the aviation sector due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a huge glut.Asian jet fuel refining margins and European jet fuel prices dropped this week to record lows as several airlines drastically cut their flights schedules.

NUWC Joins 401 Tech Bridge Project

NUWC Joins 401 Tech Bridge Project

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport has joined the 401 Tech Bridge innovation initiative in the state of Rhode Island.“The Warfare Centers recognize that to be successful, whether it is on a submarine, on a ship or solving a technical challenge, you need a good team,”  NUWC Division Newport Commanding Officer Capt. Mike Coughlin said.