Ten years ago, a RoRo passenger service called Sealink, commenced in the Bahamas — operating from Nassau to port of Governor's Harbor on the adjacent island of Eleuthera. The vessel that performed this service was an aging 14- knot Greek ferry,
Proven in its field of monopile donut fenders, Urethane Products, based in Bellflower, Calif., provides Marine Guard Fenders Skin, which is a thick, tough protective polyurethane elastomeric skin material. Engineered by Urethane, this "skin" works
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,
Algerian state-owned shipowner ENTMV (Enterprise Nationale de Transports Maritimes de Voyageurs) has placed an order with IZAR to build two RoRo passenger ferries. Instead of initial plans for splitting the order between IZAR and its former subsidiary H.
—Literature Available Townsend Car Ferries Ltd. of the U.K. has selected Sulzer ZA40S medium- speed diesel engines, which will be built by CCM Sulzer of Mantes, France, for its large cross- Channel, passenger/vehicle ferries. Ordered from Schichau Unterweser AG in West Germany,
Federal, state, and local government officials recently gathered at the new North Carolina Department of Transportation Marine Maintenance Facility in the coastal community of Manns Harbor to commemorate the shipyard's official opening. The $13.
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.
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,
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
AYCO Lycoming Stratford Division, Stratford, Conn., has received a $49-million subcontract from Bell Aerospace-Textron for 96 TF40B marine gas turbine engines for the Navy's new Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). The award includes $8.0-million this year for detail design,