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,
The launching ceremony for the Grimaldi-Naples new RoRo occurred on September 6 at Fincantieri with Iliana Grimaldia. the wife of Emanuel Grimaldi the managing director of Grimaldi-Naples Group, serving as the vessel's Godmother. Grande Amburgo
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,
Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition
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 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
The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Espanoles group, on July 30, 1999.
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,
—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.
The M/V Conch Republic was recently delivered by St. Augustine Trawlers, Inc. to her owner, Caribbean Travel Services. She is the latest of many passenger vessels designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., naval architects, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Conch