STRAITS OF MACKINAC II

  • General
    • Vessel Name : STRAITS OF MACKINAC II
    • Operator : ARNOLD TRANSIT COMPANY
    • Ships Type (ICST) : General Cargo / Passenger
    • Vessel Type : Combination Passenger and Cargo
    • Construction : Steel
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 960
  • Location
    • City : MACKINAC ISLAND
    • STATE : MI
  • Capacity
    • Net Tonnage : 64
    • Full Load Capacity : 89 Short ton
    • Passenger Capacity : 446
  • Size
    • Register length : 70.8 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 27 Feet
    • Overall Length : 89.9 Feet
    • Overall Breadt : 27 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.6 Feet
    • Light Draft : 5 Feet
    • Height : 32 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1969
    • EQUIP1 : NONE
    • Coast Guard Number : 521407

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 EXPRESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

Coast Guard Begins Ice Breaking Ops in the Western Great Lakes

Coast Guard Begins Ice Breaking Ops in the Western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite, the Coast Guard’s largest domestic icebreaking operation, Monday, in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of Western Lake Superior and the St. Marys River.Operation Taconite encompasses Lake Superior, St. Marys River, Straits of Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Green Bay, northern Lake Huron, and Lake Michigan.

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.

Washington State Ferries Looks to Go Greener

Washington State Ferries Looks to Go Greener

Washington State Ferries has begun a project to transition the largest vessels in its fleet to cleaner hybrid-electric power.The three ferries in the operator's Jumbo Mark II class, the Tacoma, Wenatchee and Puyallup, were built from 1997 to 1999 at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle.

Maersk Sends First Containership through the Arctic

Maersk Sends First Containership through the Arctic

A Maersk vessel loaded with Russian fish and South Korean electronics will next week become the first containership to navigate an Arctic sea route that Russia hopes will become a new shipping highway.The Arctic voyage by the 3,600 20-foot container capacity Venta Maersk is the latest step in the expansion of the so-called Northern Sea Route which is becoming more accessible to ships as climate

Ingalls Awarded $165.5 Mln Contract for LPD 30

Ingalls Awarded $165.5 Mln Contract for LPD 30

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $165.5 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30, the first Flight II LPD.

Catamaran Ferry Delivered to Ultramar

Catamaran Ferry Delivered to Ultramar

Mexican operator Ultramar has taken delivery of Ultramar II, the second in a series of new high capacity 48m catamaran passenger ferries.Ultramar II was built by Midship Marine in Harvey, La. and is specifically designed for the operator’s busy Playa de Carmen – Cozumel run, offering high capacity, high durability and a world-class passenger experience.

Supertanker Hauling Saudi Crude U-turns After Recent Attack

Supertanker Hauling Saudi Crude U-turns After Recent Attack

A supertanker carrying Saudi Arabian crude has turned around near the Bab El-Mandeb strait, days after the world's top exporter said it was suspending all oil shipments through the strait following an attack by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement on two other ships.The Khuzama, a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) transporting about 2 million barrels of oil

Middle East Oil & Gas Shipping Routes are at Risk

Middle East Oil & Gas Shipping Routes are at Risk

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea after Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two crude tankers, underscoring risks caused by the conflict in the world's top oil exporting region.Iran, in its row with the United States over sanctions, has also threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz

Saudi Arabia Halts Red Sea Oil Exports after Tanker Attacks

Saudi Arabia Halts Red Sea Oil Exports after Tanker Attacks

Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it was suspending oil shipments through a strategic Red Sea lane after Yemen's Iran-aligned rebels attacked two tankers in the waterway, underscoring the risk of an escalation in tensions in the region.Brent crude futures rose 59 cents to $74.52 a barrel by 1008 GMT, extending their rally into a third day but falling from a 10-day high in earlier trading.

Russia's First Sea-borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in Arctic

Russia's First Sea-borne Nuclear Power Plant Arrives in Arctic

Russia's first-floating nuclear power plant arrived in the Arctic port of Murmansk over the weekend in preparation for its maiden mission, providing electricity to an isolated Russian town across the Bering Strait from Alaska.The state company behind the plant, called the "Akademik Lomonosov", says it could pioneer a new power source for remote regions of the planet

Paul Allen’s Crew Finds Another Historic Shipwreck

Paul Allen’s Crew Finds Another Historic Shipwreck

The USS Helena (CL 50) is the latest in a string of historic shipwrecks discovered by Paul G. Allen’s expedition crew aboard the state-of-the-art research vessel Petrel.The U.S. Navy's storied St. Louis-class light cruiser began her World War II service at Pearl Harbor and took part in three significant battles during the Solomon Islands campaign before being sunk by Japanese torpedoes on July 6

Bulk Carrier Crashes into a Mansion in the Bosphorus Strait

Bulk Carrier Crashes into a Mansion in the Bosphorus Strait

A massive bulk carrier has crashed into an historic mansion on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait after its steering equipment became locked, Al Jazeera reported quoting Turkish state media.   The Maltese-flagged Vitaspirit, a 225-meter (740 foot) vessel en route from Russia to Saudi Arabia has been moored in the Marmara Sea for investigation