A double ceremony took place recently at Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Limited's Portchester Shipyard involving two high-speed ferries being built for Hong Kong owners. Mrs. Rosemary Lamont, wife of MP Norman Lamont, Minister of State for Industry, named the J u Kong and launched the Cheung Kong.
To those not familiar with the New York metropolitan area — the eastern end of Long Island is demographically multi-faceted. Traveling east on the Long Island Expressway, (the Island' main thoroughfare). the 118-mile long island, splits into two "forks," the North and the South.
Some of New York City's harried mass transit users will have something- to look forward to this month. The first of two new ferries, the Andrew J. Barberi, is scheduled to enter service between St. George, Staten Island, and the Battery, on the tip of Manhattan.
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,
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,
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.
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.
—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.
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,
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Tacoma, Wash., has reported the best year in the company's 60- year history. The company's yearend backlog, at more than $300 million, also is the highest recorded, said Frank B. Lynott, chairman. For the year 1980, Tacoma Boatbuilding had net income of $4.