The United States' first commercial surface effect ship (SES), t h e Speed Command (shown above) of Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., became operational recently and is exceeding design and performance expectations, according to James Mello, president of Command Marine.
SMIT Salvage confirmed that the Italian flagged RoRo vessel, Jolly Rubino, ran aground off Cape St. Lucia on the Kwa-Zulu Natal coast, South Africa, in adverse weather conditions. With a dwt of 31,262, measuring 625 x 94 ft. (190.5 x 28.5 m), the
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.
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.
Todd Shipyards Corporation reported recently that the U.S. Navy had exercised options amounting to $21.6 million authorizing Todd's Galveston Division to proceed with the modification of the S/S Great Republic, the second of two C5-6- 78A Seabridge
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.