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.
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.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. announced recently that an initial down payment has been received on a contract with All American Fisheries, Inc., a San Francisco-based fishing company, for the construction of a 5,000-gross-ton 367-footlong Surimi fishing processing trawler.
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
Singmarine Industries Limited (Singmarine), through its subsidiary Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Ptd Ltd. (Singmarine Dockyard), has successfully launched a 120-TEU roll-on/roll-off container vessel, Searoad Mersey, for its owner ANL Limited.
Designers & Planners, Inc. (D&P) of Arlington, Va., one of three firms awarded a replacement study contract by the State of Alaska, recently delivered its conceptual design study for the replacement of the aging Tustumena. This work represents
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's intent is to transition from traditional shipping activities to be a leading international supplier of maritime transport and associated services. The company has a workforce in excess of 13.000 in 250 offices across 60 countries running a fleet of more than 200 ships.
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.