STRAITS EXPRESS

  • General
    • Vessel Name : STRAITS EXPRESS
    • Operator : ARNOLD TRANSIT COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 4200
  • Location
    • City : MACKINAC ISLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 67
    • Passenger Capacity : 400
  • Size
    • Register length : 91.6 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 28.8 Feet
    • Overall Length : 91.6 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 28.8 Feet
    • Load draft : 3.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 3.2 Feet
    • Height : 41 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1995
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 1029924

ARNOLD TRANSIT COMPANY

  • Area of Operation : MACKINAC ISLAND, ST. IGNACE AND MACKINAW CITY, MI
  • Principal Commodity : FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS

ALGOMAH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CHIPPEWA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CORSAIR

  • Type : General Cargo Freighter
  • Construction : Steel

HURON

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

ISLAND EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MACKINAC EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MACKINAC ISLANDER

  • Type : General Cargo Freighter
  • Construction : Steel

OTTAWA

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

STRAITS OF MACKINAC II

  • Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
  • Construction : Steel

News

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Launches High-speed Ferry

Austal Limited announce that Austal Australia has launched Hull 394, the first of two 118-meter high-speed trimaran ferries currently under construction for Fred. Olsen Express of the Canary Islands.The aluminum vehicle-passenger ferry, to be known as Bajamar Express, was launched at Austal’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard on February 4, and is now in the final stages of fit out

South Korea Anti-piracy Unit Heading to the Strait of Hormuz

South Korea Anti-piracy Unit Heading to the Strait of Hormuz

South Korea's military said on Tuesday it plans to expand the deployment of an anti-piracy unit now operating off the coast of Africa to the area around the Strait of Hormuz, after the United States pressed for help in guarding oil tankers.Attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz off the coast of Iran last year prompted U.S.

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Mideast Tensions Create Insurance Headache for Tanker Owners

Even as the United States and Iran appear to signal a keenness to avoid further conflict, oil and gas shipowners are bracing to pay a price for the war of words that culminated in rocket strikes in Iraq over the last week - higher insurance bills.According to industry sources, payments known as war risk premiums for tankers shuttling through the Strait of Hormuz could rise significantly

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's Navy to Escort UK Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

Britain's navy will accompany UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to provide protection after the U.S. killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani inflamed tensions in the region.Britain's defence minister, Ben Wallace, ordered the HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to prepare to return to escort duties in the major oil shipping route as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came in for

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Seaborne Nuclear Power Plant Docks in Russia

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant has arrived to its permanent base near an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska, Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said on Saturday.Developed by Rosatom, the plant, known as "Akademik Lomonosov", set off on a 5,000 km (3,100 mile) journey on Aug. 23 through Arctic waters to reach the Chukotka region.

Stena Seeks India's Help to Release Ship

Stena Seeks India's Help to Release Ship

Stena Bulk  chief executive and president Erik Hanell wrote to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to personally enter the efforts to secure the release of UK-flagged tanker ship Stena Impero and its primarily Indian crew members, who have been detained in Iran since mid-July.According to media reports, the owner of British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero

Marad: Send Gulf Transit Plans in Advance

Marad: Send Gulf Transit Plans in Advance

The U.S. maritime agency has told U.S.-flagged commercial vessels they should send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities if they intend to sail in Gulf waters following several incidents over tankers involving Iran.The seizure of commercial vessels and attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz have unsettled shipping lanes that link Middle Eastern oil producers to

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

UK joins U.S. in Gulf Maritime Security Mission

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.British officials stressed that there was no change to London's policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most significant non-Brexit foreign policy move to date of Prime Minister Boris

Strait of Hormuz: Ships urged to alert Navies before Sailing Through

Strait of Hormuz: Ships urged to alert Navies before Sailing Through

Shipping associations have called on ship owners to inform Britain's navy of their movements before sailing into the Middle East Gulf and Strait of Hormuz because of the escalating international crisis in the region.About a fifth of the world's oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz and shipping companies are already deploying more unarmed security guards as an extra safeguard.

Trump: U.S. Ship Destroyed Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

Trump: U.S. Ship Destroyed Iranian Drone in Strait of Hormuz

President Donald Trump said the USS Boxer destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after the aircraft threatened the ship by flying to within 1,000 yards of it.He called on other countries to condemn Iran and protect their own ships.Reporting by Steve Holland

U.S. Unsure About Details of Tanker Towed to Iran

U.S. Unsure About Details of Tanker Towed to Iran

U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf.The MT Riah disappeared from ship tracking maps when its transponder was switched off in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

Analysis: Strait of Hormuz and the Risk of Escalation

Analysis: Strait of Hormuz and the Risk of Escalation

The Strait of Hormuz, the narrow shipping lane between Iran and Oman named after the fabulously wealthy ancient kingdom of Ormus, has fascinated oil traders since the Iranian revolution in 1979. Iran has periodically threatened to close the strait to enemy shipping, while the United States and its allies have pledged to keep it open and maintain freedom of navigation, by force if necessary.