VENTURE STAR

  • General
    • Vessel Name : VENTURE STAR
    • Operator : VARLACK VENTURES, INC.
    • Ships Type (ICST) : Other Carriers (Specialized)
    • Vessel Type : Ferry
    • Construction : Aluminum
  • Engine
    • Horsepower rating : 1020
  • Location
    • City : CRUZ BAY
    • STATE : VI
  • Capacity
  • Size
    • Register length : 64.7 Feet
    • Regular Breadth : 19.1 Feet
    • Load draft : 5.5 Feet
    • Light Draft : 4 Feet
  • Other
    • Year : 1986
    • Coast Guard Number : 694741

VARLACK VENTURES, INC.

  • Area of Operation : CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN, U.S.V.I. TO RED HOOK AND CHARLOTTE AMELIA, U.S.V.I. TO ST. THOMAS
  • Principal Commodity : PASSENGERS

BOMBA CHALLENGER

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Unknown

CAPITOL VENTURE

  • Type : Excursion / Sightseeing Vessels
  • Construction : Aluminum

ISLAND PRINCESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

LADY VENTURE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

MISSY V

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

NIKI V

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

VENTURE PRIDE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Aluminum

News

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

New Staten Island Ferry Launched at Eastern

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) launched the second of three new Staten Island “Ollis Class” Ferries for the City of New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Staten Island Ferry Division. The Sandy Ground was launched Friday at Eastern’s Allanton facility in Panama City, Fla.

NORDEN Orders Four Ultramax Bulkers

NORDEN Orders Four Ultramax Bulkers

Danish shipping company NORDEN announced Monday it has ordered four 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carriers from Nantong Cosco Khi Ship Engineering Co. (NACKS), for scheduled delivery in 2022.NORDEN CEO Jan Rindbo noted that the newbuilding contract is in line with the company’s strategy of agile asset trading and active management of NORDEN’s cyclical market exposure.

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

Navy Won't Reinstate Coronavirus-hit Carrier Captain

The U.S. Navy will not reinstate Captain Brett Crozier after finding fault with his response to the outbreak of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and is also putting an admiral’s promotion on hold, sources told Reuters on Friday.The decisions, first reported by Reuters, are expected to be announced later on Friday at a news conference by the Navy’s top leaders.

Jeff Bezos Invests in Digital Freight Forwarder Beacon

Jeff Bezos Invests in Digital Freight Forwarder Beacon

Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has picked British startup Beacon, a digital freight forwarder, for his latest investment.Beacon said on Sunday it raised over $15 million in Series A fundraising, from investors including Bezos and venture capital firm 8VC.The startup, formed by two former Uber Technologies Inc executives two years ago

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

Mammoet Lands its ‘Biggest Ever’ Contract at Arctic LNG 2 Project

Dutch heavy lift and transportation company Mammoet has said it has won its largest-ever contract at the Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia.Mammoet said Monday the contract was awarded by Technip-led joint venture NovArctic in cooperation with Saipem and NIPIgas. Under the contract, Mammoet will be responsible for unloading, transportation

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.

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

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.

SHI to Build Arctic LNG Ship for Zvezda

SHI to Build Arctic LNG Ship for Zvezda

Russia's Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex has awarded the contract for the LNG carriers for the Arctic LNG 2 project to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). The South Korean company will also provide technical specifications and design documentation for the LNG carriers project.SHI will design LNG ships with 45 MW power capacity, enabling the safe transportation of LNG while breaking up to 2.

Seacor to Acquire JV Partner's Sea-Vista Stake

Seacor to Acquire JV Partner's Sea-Vista Stake

Seacor Holdings Announces Acquisition of Joint Venture Partner’s Interest in Sea-Vista.SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that it has become the sole owner of its consolidated SEA-Vista joint venture, acquiring through a subsidiary the 49% interest that had been owned by an affiliate of Avista Capital Partners (the “Seller”).