A hallmark event for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, Wash., was the recent christening of the M/V Klondike, a unique 72-foot high-speed catamaran built for Yukon River Cruises of Alaska. The first of its kind to be built in the U.S.
Seeking to vastly expand its propulsion range and the types of vessels, which it serves, MTU has introduced a new group of engines dubbed the 8000 series. The first engine of the Series 8000 with a cylinder output of 410 kW and a nominal speed of 1,150 rpm will be available as of April 2001.
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.
Swede Ship's Norwegian yard, Westamarin A/S, Mandal, is delivering an all-aluminum reefer catamaran to shipowner Godstrans A/S, Honefoss. The 164-foot-long by 46-footwide "Thermoliner" will mainly be used for transportation of fresh fish from Scandinavia to ports in the English Channel,
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently launched what is said to be the world's largest railway/freight ferry, the 576-foot Nils Dacke, at ceremonies for Rederi AB Swedcarrier, the pool-partner of Hamburg-based TT-Line.
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.
The p a t r o l h y d r o f o i l missile ship USS Taurus (shown above), first of five PHMs under construction for the U.S. Navy, was launched recently at the Seattle facility of Boeing Marine Systems. The vessel was christened by Mrs. John D.
The Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded a contract on behalf of the Army for the construction of four Logistic Support Vessels (LSV). They will be primarily used to transport cargo from ship to shore and from beach to beach and through
What is reported to be the largest car/passenger ferry in the world — the first in a series of four — was launched recently at the Gdynia Shipyard, Gdansk, Poland, for the Stena Line AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. Despite the present difficulties in Poland,
The three ferry boats that carry thousands of commuters and visitors daily across San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Larkspur will soon have completely new propulsion drive systems for which Philadelphia Gear Corporation is manufacturing special gearboxes.