The United States' first commercial surface effect ship (SES), t h e Speed Command (shown above) of Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., became operational recently and is exceeding design and performance expectations, according to James Mello, president of Command Marine.
Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition
The ultra competitive Greek ferry market has not only proven to be a fertile breeding ground for advanced marine technology, it has served as a role model for the direction of shipping services in both the region and the world. The Greek market
As a response to the marine market's demand for higher power concentrations and increased plant reliability, deliverable at competitive cost, the new offering from Rolls-Royce is stimulating fresh interest within a conservative shipping industry in gas turbine-based solutions.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Wash., has reported the best year in the company's 60- year history. The company's yearend backlog, at more than $300 million, also is the highest recorded, said Frank B. Lynott, chairman. For the year 1980, Tacoma Boatbuilding had net income of $4.
The Navy recently delivered to Congress a long-awaited plan on how the Service intends to conduct its sealift program. The Navy's strategic sealift implementation plan said it "would lead to a shipbuilding or major conversion program" with "its size,
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently signed a contract with Lake Champlain Transportation of Burlington, Vermont, for the construction of an automobile/ passenger ferry. The vessel will have a length overall of 180 feet, beam of 43 feet 6 inches, and depth of 12 feet.
MacGregor-Navire (MGN) has won the contract to supply the burgeoning port of Plymouth with an additional link span. To be installed at the Millbay Docks early in 1986, this second RO/RO berthing facility will satisfy not only current growing demand
Debate surrounding one of the worst Greek sea tragedies in decades will continue for years, likely resulting in changes to ferry design, outfitting and/or crew training. In the wake of the sinking of the Express Samina, which resulted in the death of 80 of its 525 passengers,
The Indonesian Government has ordered a high-speed Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoil for delivery in 1982. Value of the sale is approximately $13.7 million. The Jetfoil will be operated by the Agency for the Study and Application of Technology, which is