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.
The S/S Ponce (shown above) left Sun Ship Inc. recently after undergoing a 22- month, $30-million conversion at the Chester, Pa., shipyard. In the unusual project, which began in July 1979, a new hull section was spliced into the center portion of the rollon /roll-off (RO/RO) trailership,
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,
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.
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA's intent is to transition from traditional shipping activities to be a leading international supplier of maritime transport and associated services. The company has a workforce in excess of 13.000 in 250 offices across 60 countries running a fleet of more than 200 ships.
Acadian Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Apex Resources — an affiliate of the Berger Group, Lake Success, N.Y.—has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the purchase and reconstruction of the 17,525-dwt RO/RO vessel Atlantic Bear.
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,
Frederikshavn Werft A/S of Denmark, a leading European shipyard in the field of design and construction of merchant and naval vessels, is offering free, an elaborate 20-page color brochure on their roll-on /rolloff (RO/RO) ships. The elaborate brochure offered by Frederikshavn Werft,
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