STAR OF CHICAGO

  • General
    • Vessel Name : STAR OF CHICAGO
    • Operator : SHORELINE MARINE COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 500
  • Location
    • City : CHICAGO
    • STATE : IL
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 58
    • Passenger Capacity : 149
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22 Feet
    • Overall Length : 64.8 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22 Feet
    • Load draft : 7.7 Feet
    • Light Draft : 2 Feet
    • Height : 17 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1999
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1079044

SHORELINE MARINE COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : LAKE MICHIGAN
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ALLONS-Y

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ANDALE ANDALE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

ASAP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

BLUE DOG

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

BRIGHT STAR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CAP STREETER

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

CELEBRATION

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

EVENING STAR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

GIDDY UP

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

GOTTA GO NOW

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

LICKETY-SPLIT

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

MARLYN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SHAKE A LEG

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

SHORELINE II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Steel

SKEDADDLE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Fiberglass

VOYAGEUR

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

CITYVIEW TUG

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

RIVERVIEW TUG

  • Type : Tugboat
  • Construction : Steel

CITYVIEW BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

RIVERVIEW BARGE

  • Type : Flat / Deck Barge
  • Construction : Steel

News

Elon Musk's Firm Buys Two Offshore Rigs to Serve as Launchpads for SpaceX Rockets

Elon Musk's Firm Buys Two Offshore Rigs to Serve as Launchpads for SpaceX Rockets

Two offshore drilling rigs, previously used for oil and gas exploration beneath the seabed, could soon help with space exploration.Namely, according to multiple reports this week, a company linked to billionaire Elon Musk bought two deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs last year, with plans - reportedly - to convert them into floating launch pads for Musk's SpaceX rockets.

Wärtsilä and Grieg to Build World's First Green Ammonia Tanker

Wärtsilä and Grieg to Build World's First Green Ammonia Tanker

Finnish maritime technology firm Wärtsilä and Grieg Edge, the innovation hub of Norwegian shipping group Grieg Star, are working on a joint project to launch an ammonia-fuelled tanker producing no greenhouse gas emissions by 2024. With Norwegian government support worth 46.3 million NOK (4.4 million EUR), the partnership aims to build what will be the world's first green ammonia fuelled tanker.

Cruise Line Viking Installs First COVID-19 PCR Lab at Sea

Cruise Line Viking Installs First COVID-19 PCR Lab at Sea

A cruise ship has been fitted with the world's first at-sea PCR laboratory to test passengers and crews for COVID-19 as cruise lines look for ways to safely resume voyages amid the prevailing coronavirus pandemic. The full-scale lab installed aboard Viking's luxury cruise ship Viking Star has capacity to perform daily non-invasive saliva tests for every passenger and crew member

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete Safety Procedures Led to Barge Explosion -NTSB

Incomplete safety procedures led to a November 2019 barge explosion near Lemont, Ill., according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).The explosion occurred in the Illinois Marine Towing Heritage Slip on the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal when the barge IB1940 was being prepared for cleaning after its cargo of acetone had been unloaded .

US Icebreaker Suffers Fire, Engine Failure

US Icebreaker Suffers Fire, Engine Failure

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) is making an early return to its Seattle homeport, and its future Arctic operations have been canceled after the 21-year-old medium icebreaker suffered a fire in one of its main propulsion motors last week.The electrical fire was reported at 9:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

U.S. Navy, NOAA Strike Deal to Fast-Track Unmanned Maritime Systems

The advent of autonomy in the maritime and subsea space has received a significant boost with the announcement that a pair of U.S. government titans, the United States Navy and NOAA, have inked an deal to jointly expand the development and operations of unmanned maritime systems.“With the strengthening of our ongoing partnership with the Navy

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

US Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Harold Miller

The U.S. Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller, the service's 38th Sentinel-class fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Wednesday.Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, presided over the commissioning ceremony, along with Lt. Michael Salerno, Coast Guard Cutter Harold Miller’s commanding officer.

Video: Trump Says US is Working to Acquire 10 Icebreakers

Video: Trump Says US is Working to Acquire 10 Icebreakers

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is hashing out a plan to acquire up to 10 additional polar icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard.Trump, who over the years has emphasized his administration's commitment to growing the Coast Guard's icebreaker fleet, outlined the new plans in vague terms within remarks delivered at Southern Command headquarters in Doral, Fla., Friday.

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

The U.S. Navy will not reinstate Captain Brett Crozier after finding fault with his response to the outbreak of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and is also putting an admiral’s promotion on hold, sources told Reuters on Friday.The decisions, first reported by Reuters, are expected to be announced later on Friday at a news conference by the Navy’s top leaders.

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.

Barge Lines Boost Crew Safety as Virus Threatens Crucial Cargo

Barge Lines Boost Crew Safety as Virus Threatens Crucial Cargo

The world has radically changed since towboat captain Terry Hall boarded his vessel late last month in Wood River, Illinois, for his four-week shift hauling bargeloads of crude oil, chemicals, scrap metal and other goods up and down the Mississippi River.His employer, Canal Barge Co