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

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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

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

NTSB Weighs in on McCain Collision

Insufficient Training, Inadequate Bridge Operating Procedures, Lack of Operational Oversight Led to Fatal Ship Collision. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday that the Aug. 21, 2017, collision between the USS John S McCain and the tanker Alnic MC was caused by insufficient training, inadequate bridge operating procedures and a lack of operational oversight.

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.

Iran: British-flagged Tanker Seized in Gulf

Iran: British-flagged Tanker Seized in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route.Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia

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.

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Britain Foils Iranian Attempt to Block Tanker

Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.Britain urged Iran to "de-escalate the situation in the region" after the British Heritage, a Suezmax oil tanker operated by BP under an Isle of Man flag, was approached.

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.

Chung-Hoon Seizes Drugs in Gulf of Aden

Chung-Hoon Seizes Drugs in Gulf of Aden

The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of narcotics aboard a stateless vessel while conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, Dec. 27.Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seized over 11,000 pounds of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding.