STAR OF THE NORTHWEST

  • General
    • Vessel Name : STAR OF THE NORTHWEST
    • Operator : FOUR SEASONS MARINE SERVICES CORP.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Passenger (Other)
    • Vessel Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1350
  • Location
    • City : SEWARD
    • STATE : AK
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 65
    • Passenger Capacity : 245
  • Size
    • Register length : 100.1 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 22.6 Feet
    • Overall Length : 115 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 22.6 Feet
    • Load draft : 8.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 8.4 Feet
    • Height : 38 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1978
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 593217

FOUR SEASONS MARINE SERVICES CORP.

  • Area of Operation : INSIDE WATERS OF SOUTHEAST ALASKA, CAPE SPENCER TO DIXON ENTRANCE; INTERNAL WATERS BETWEEN CAPE PUGET TO CAPE SUCKLING, AK; AND PUGET SOUND, WA
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

ADMIRALTY WIND

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

FAIRWEATHER EXPRESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

FAIRWEATHER EXPRESS II

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

GLACIER EXPRESS

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

KENAI STAR

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

MELISSA ANN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

ORCA SONG

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

RACHEL MARIE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

VIEWFINDER

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Fiberglass

YUKON QUEEN

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Pirates Kidnap 10 Crew from Tanker off Nigeria

Pirates Kidnap 10 Crew from Tanker off Nigeria

Pirates have reportedly kidnapped 10 crew members from an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria, maritime security consultancy Dryad Global reported.An uknown number of indiviudals on board a single speedboat are said to have attacked the Panama-flagged Vemahope on April 30, about 178 nautical miles south-southeast from Lagos, kidnapping 10 and leaving four crew on board.

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.

Oil Tanker Ablaze off UAE

Oil Tanker Ablaze off UAE

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are "working to put out a fire that broke out aboard an oil tanker 21 miles off the coast of Sharjah after receiving a distress message. A proper investigation is in progress," an official at the UAE National Media Council said on Wednesday, citing the UAE Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA).

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

Finnlines Orders 2 RoPax Vessels in China

Finnlines Orders 2 RoPax Vessels in China

Finnlines signed an order for two RoPax vessels with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai), previously known as AVIC Weihai.In 2018, Finnlines ordered three hybrid StoRo ultra large green vessels at Jinling Shipyard, which is also now part of China Merchants Group.The two new "Superstar" 5,100 lm RoPax vessels ordered are expected to be delivered by 2023

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

Storm Beaches Merchant Ship in Israel

A cargo ship drifted onto a beach in southern Israel on Thursday after heavy winds and stormy weather forced the vessel away from its anchor point near the port of Ashdod.The 90 meter-long Zelek Star was carrying cement and other goods from Greece to Israel when it was swept away and approached Oranim Beach, officials said.

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.

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

Fincantieri Fits New Midsection in Star Breeze

The most complex cruise ship lengthening ever undertaken is clipping along at Fincantieri’s Palermo yard.The final welding cut to Windstar Cruises’ Star Breeze was completed and  the ship’s 25.6-meter/84-foot prefabricated midsection was glided into place between the two halves in the drydock, an operation that took just half an hour.

Bourbon Vessel Taking on Water Near Hurricane Lorenzo

Bourbon Vessel Taking on Water Near Hurricane Lorenzo

Bourbon said a mission has been launched to rescue 14 crew from one of its vessels taking on water in heavy seas near a category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean.The French offshore vessels owner said water is entering the stern of the 49.5-meter tug supply vessel Bourbon Rhode, about 60 nautical miles south-southeast from the eye of hurricane Lorenzo.

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian Update

At 800 AM EDT (1200 UTC), the center of Hurricane Dorian was located near latitude 29.5 North, longitude 79.6 West.Dorian is moving toward the north-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and a northwest or north-northwest motion is expected through this morning.  A turn toward the north is forecast by this evening, followed by a turn toward the north-northeast on Thursday morning.

Hurricane Dorian Builds, Aims for Bahamas, Florida

Hurricane Dorian Builds, Aims for Bahamas, Florida

Hurricane Dorian took aim at the Bahamas and the Florida coast on Thursday, spurred on by warm Atlantic waters as it threatens to strengthen into a dangerous Category 3 storm.Dorian earlier sideswiped the Caribbean without doing major damage but is expected to strengthen and slam the Bahamas and the southeastern United States with rain

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

Vigor, MHI Acquired and Merged

In one a dramatic U.S. shipbuilding and repair move it was announced today that The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and private equity firm Stellex Capital Management signed a definitive agreement to acquire and merge Vigor Industrial LLC, an infrastructure, defense, and maritime services company based in Portland, Oregon, and MHI Holdings LLC, a ship repair, maintenance