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

Shipowners Make Payoffs to Free Vessels Held by Indonesian Navy

Shipowners Make Payoffs to Free Vessels Held by Indonesian Navy

More than a dozen shipowners have made payments of about $300,000 apiece to release vessels detained by the Indonesian navy, which said they were anchored illegally in Indonesian waters near Singapore, according to sources with direct knowledge of the matter.The dozen sources include shipowners, crew and maritime security sources all involved in the detentions and payments

More than 100 Containers Lost from Zim Kingston

More than 100 Containers Lost from Zim Kingston

More than 100 containers have been lost from a fire-stricken containership off British Columbia, well above original estimates, the Canadian Coast Guard said.Initial reports indicated that the Malta-flagged Zim Kingston lost roughly 40 boxes near the Strait of Juan de Fuca, on October 22, after heavy weather caused the vessel to list 35 degrees while traveling from Busan, South Korea to Vancouver

Aerial Drones Monitor Ship Emissions in the Strait of Gibraltar

Aerial Drones Monitor Ship Emissions in the Strait of Gibraltar

Remotely piloted aircraft are assisting Spanish authorities in actively monitoring sulphur emissions from ships transiting one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes.Over the summer the European Maritime Safety Agency’s (EMSA) aerial drones have been monitoring the level of sulphur oxides released by ships transiting the Strait of Gibraltar.

World’s First Large Containership Converted to LNG Propulsion

World’s First Large Containership Converted to LNG Propulsion

The 15,000 TEU Brussels Express is the first large containership in the world to have been converted to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion, German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said on Monday, as operators look to LNG fuel to reduce their environmental footprint.In September 2020, the ship went into the Huarun Dadong Dockyard in Shanghai where the conversion was performed.

Car Carrier Sinks After Collision With Tanker Off Japan; Three Missing

Car Carrier Sinks After Collision With Tanker Off Japan; Three Missing

Japanese coast guard ships and aircraft were searching on Friday for three missing crew of a cargo ship that capsized and sank after a collision with a Marshall Islands-registered tanker in the Seto Inland Sea, authorities said.The Byakko sank at about 2:40 a.m. after colliding with the chemical tanker Ulsan Pioneer just before midnight in the Kurushima Strait

Iran Frees South Korean Ship, Captain After Promise to Help With Frozen Funds

Iran Frees South Korean Ship, Captain After Promise to Help With Frozen Funds

Iran released on Friday a South Korean ship and its captain detained since January after South Korea promised to try to secure the release of Iranian funds frozen in South Korean banks under U.S. sanctions, a South Korean official said.The Iranian foreign ministry said the chemical tanker, Hankuk Chemi, was released after an investigation into environmental pollution

Iran Says It Will Allow Crew of Detained S. Korean Tanker to Leave

Iran Says It Will Allow Crew of Detained S. Korean Tanker to Leave

Iran says it will allow the crew of a Soouth Korean tanker it seized for alleged environmental pollution to leave the country, according to Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh.“Following a request by the South Korean government... the crew of the Korean ship, which was detained on charges of causing environmental pollution in the Persian Gulf

Ship Insurers Primed to Raise Rates After Red Sea Attacks

Ship Insurers Primed to Raise Rates After Red Sea Attacks

Insurers are set to raise the cost of providing cover for merchant ships through the Red Sea after a series of incidents that have hit vessels around Saudi Arabian waters, industry sources said.The possibility of more attacks on commercial shipping carrying oil and commodities through these waterways is growing after the outgoing U.S.

Iran Tells South Korea Not to Politicize Seized Vessel

Iran Tells South Korea Not to Politicize Seized Vessel

Iran said on Sunday that South Korea should avoid politicizing the seizure of its vessel by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Gulf, Iranian state media reported, while pressing Seoul to release $7 billion in funds frozen amid U.S. sanctions.South Korea’s vice foreign minister, Choi Jong-kun, arrived in Tehran on Sunday to discuss the release of the South Korean-flagged MT Hankuk Chemi

South Korea Delegation Heads to Iran to Seek Release of Seized Tanker

South Korea Delegation Heads to Iran to Seek Release of Seized Tanker

A South Korean delegation is heading to Iran on Wednesday to seek the release of a chemicals tanker and its 20-member crew seized in Gulf waters by Iranian forces, Yonhap news agency reported.Iran denied on Tuesday it was using the ship and its crew as hostages, a day after it seized the tanker near the Strait of Hormuz while pressing a demand for Seoul to release $7 billion in funds frozen

Tanker Rescues Two Clinging to Boat Debris in Torres Strait

Tanker Rescues Two Clinging to Boat Debris in Torres Strait

A Marshall Islands-flagged tanker helped rescue two people from the water after their boat sank in the Torres Strait.At about 7:15 a.m. AEST on Thursday, a coastal pilot on board the tanker Godam contacted Townsville Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) to report a sighting of two people clinging to a timber plank in the water.

Novatek Completes Russia's First Ship-to-ship LNG Transfer

Novatek Completes Russia's First Ship-to-ship LNG Transfer

Russian gas producer Novatek said Wednesday it had completed Russia’s first ship-to-ship LNG transshipment in the Kildin Strait of the Barents Sea.The Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Nikolay Yevgenov” reloaded an LNG cargo delivered from the Yamal LNG facility at Sabetta to the conventional tanker “Yamal Spirit”.