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 first combined roll-on/rolloff mini-bulk carrier/inland motorship in Europe—the RoRo-Simmental— belonging to the Swiss company Rohr- und Saar-Kohle AG, was recently commissioned. The vessel is 95 meters long (approximately 312 feet), about 11 meters wide (36 feet),
The crane ship Titan-1 (shown above) was delivered recently at the Wartsila Turku Shipyards in Finland. Ordered by Sudoimport as the first in a series of four identical vessels, the Titan-1 is said to be the world's biggest catamaran ship, and is
Delivered recently by Stocznia Im. Komuny Paryskiej of Gdynia, Poland, was the Hoegh Banniere, the first of three similar, oceangoing roll-on/roll-off vessels being built f o r Leif Hoegh of Oslo. Intended for the North Europe-West Africa trade,
Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.
IZAR San Fernando Shipyard landed an order for building a RoPax ferry to be operated by Strandfaraskip Landsins, the state-owned shipowning company of the Faroe Islands. The contract is a significant step for the yard in the conventional RoRo and passenger ferry market,
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
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,
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.
Crowley Maritime Corporation has ordered construction of two 580-foot, triple-deck barges for service in its Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Leo L. Collar, president of Crowley's Offshore Group, SQ.n Francisco, Calif.