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.
Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pa., a subsidiary of Banner Industries Inc., has announced that the first marine steam engines specified for a coal-fired vessel in more than 30 years will soon power a Polish - owned ferry engaged in trans-Baltic service.
The Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship Aquila (PHM-4), the third of six all-weather combatant hydrofoils being built by Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wash., for the U.S. Navy, shown during her recent launching, will join Pegasus (PHM-1) and Taurus (PHM-3),
While catamaran and multi-hull vessel technology is increasingly being explored for its potential in highspeed military and logistical support applications. Rolls-Royce has unveiled a proposal for a fast naval sealift ship based on a monohull RoPax ferry design.
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
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,
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.
Initially developed to provide impact resistant plating for offshore structures and ice islands in the Beaufort Sea. Sandwich Plate System (SPS) technology has seen a steady evolution over the past 10 years, with a growing uptake in the commercial marine field as well as in civil engineering.
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,
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.