Offshore supply vessels, passenger vessels, yachts. How much power is required and how will they ride in seas? These are the questions Gerry Stensgaard, P.Eng, and the staff at the Ocean Engineering Centre (OEC) of Vizon Scitec (formerly BC Research) usually answer.
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.
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.
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
Sea Containers will launch its $30 million Superseacat Four fast ferry ser- vice operating between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland beginning April 2000. Measuring 328 ft. (100 m), with a capacity for 752 passengers, the Italianflagged vessel
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
The Acadian Marine group of companies based in New Orleans, La., has announced the signing of contracts valued at $18 million and its construction plans f o r several 350-foot "Clipper-Class" feeder containerships. The Acadian Group recently inked
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
—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,
The p a t r o l h y d r o f o i l missile ship USS Taurus (shown above), first of five PHMs under construction for the U.S. Navy, was launched recently at the Seattle facility of Boeing Marine Systems. The vessel was christened by Mrs. John D.