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First U.S. Ferry Equipped With Cycloidal Propellers Set For Service Debut

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.

 

A New England Shipyard Comes of Age

When MR/EN traveled up to the New England coast this past fall as part of a New England shipyard swing, we were expecting to meet the great one himself — Luther H. Blount — who could be informally known as the "father" of New England shipbuilding.

Bahamas Receives New RoPax Service

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,

New Kawasaki Stern Bulb System Provided Impressive Fuel Savings On Trial Run

The first ship equipped with a newly developed propulsive power saving system — the Kawasaki Stern End Bulb (Kawasaki-SEB) —was placed in service recently, showing excellent results. The installation was made on the 3,700- gt, 11,600-bhp Sutoretai Maru,

U.S. Cruise Ships Poised To Sail To Havana Should Castro Be Ousted

Should the Castro government fall, industry experts say U.S.-based cruise ships that have had to sail around Cuba for the past 30 years would be among the first symbols of capitalism to return to the island. There would be no need to wait for Cuba to rebuild its antiquated hotels,

Exhaust System Could Be Expanded to Entire Fleet

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a measure to undertake a demonstration project with the New York City Department of Transportation to retrofit a Staten Island ferryboat with new exhaust emission reduction devices. If the project is successful,

Design Completed for Steamship Authority Ferry

A new 1,000-seat double-ended ferry will soon be sailing the waters between Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard, Mass., replacing the Islander, which has been making the run for more than half a century. The yet-unnamed ferry, whose contract design

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry for Lake Erie

Gladding-Hearn has delivered Jet Express III, a new 88-ft. (26.6-m) high speed passenger ferry for Put-In-Bay Boat Line and Put-In-Bay Township Port Authority of South Bass Island, Ohio. The catamaran, built to the Incat design, will transport up

FBMA Babcock Secures TriCat Order

FBMA Babcock Marine has agreed with ferry operator Dae A Express Shipping Co. of Pohang, South Korea, for the construction of a 171 ft. (52 m) Tri- Cat fast passenger ferry. The award is subsequent to the successful acquisition by Babcock Engineering,

MacGregor-Navire, Transmarine Awarded Stateside Business

The City of New York Department of Transportation has contracted marine contractors Weeks Marine Inc. to construct a ferry maintenance facility at Staten Island. MacGregor-Navire (USA) has been awarded the contract for detail design and supply of three transfer bridges,

 
 
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