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High-Speed Ferry For Hong Kong Owner Launched At Vosper Thornycroft Yard

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.

 

Schottel Broadens Electric Propulsion Options

German engineers have strengthened the Schottel offering through the development of a propulsor which melds technical design and performance features of the company's proprietary, azimuthing Rudderpropeller series with those of electric podded drives.

Construction on 10-Boat, $57-M Contract Commences for Brazil

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,

Sideways to Swimmers: Unusual Tank Testing

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.

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,

Frederikshavn Werft Offers Color 20-Page RO/RO Ship Brochure

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,

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA: Profits to Roll Through 2004

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.

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

$32.6-Million Title XI Sought For Purchase And Rebuilding Of RO/RO

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.

 
 
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