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.
Swede Ship's Norwegian yard, Westamarin A/S, Mandal, is delivering an all-aluminum reefer catamaran to shipowner Godstrans A/S, Honefoss. The 164-foot-long by 46-footwide "Thermoliner" will mainly be used for transportation of fresh fish from Scandinavia to ports in the English Channel,
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
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
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.
Image Marine will build a liveaboard adventure vessel for North Star Cruises. North Star Cruises took delivery of its first live-aboard, the Image Marine-built True North, in January 1999. With capacity for 28 passengers in 14 cabins, the 34.5
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
The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The
As a result of problems in the main propulsion system during the first seven years of operation of the icebreaking car ferry, Ambrose Shea, H.M. Tiedemann & Company, Inc., 295 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Conn. 06830, was engaged by the Canadian Department
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.