While much of the attention in the fast ferry niche often falls on designs and construction from Down Under, Italy's Rodriquez Cantieri Navali has built and maintained a stable of some of the most impressive high-speed vessels in the world. It's South American affiliate,
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 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.
The Tampa Shipyards Division of The American Ship Building Company recently christened the first of two U.S. Navy fleet oilers under construction in Tampa, Fla. Christened the USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) by Mrs. Ruth Marie Piotti, wife of Vice Adm.
One of the most notable aspects of the new generation of RoPax ferries, which could secure the immediate future of shipbuilding in Northern Ireland is the selection of electric propulsion using podded drives. Furthermore, unlike the vast majority of pods ordered to date for cruise liners,
The second in the series of unique rigid connecting tug-barge combinations built in Galveston, Texas, was christened in December. The M/V Seabulk Magnachem, and its barge SCC 3902, were built for Hvide Shipping of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which will operate
Nearly a quarter-century on from landing an order for what proved to be one of the industry's most remarkable series of RoRo vessels, the Hyundai yard has struck a new deal with the Stena organization for RoPax tonnage. The 11 Searunner-class vessels
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.
The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company's Northern Line Division has been awarded a $210,000 contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the manufacture and testing of a 9- foot-diameter propeller hub assembly, according to a recent announcement by B. James Lowe, president and chief executive officer.