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.
The Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship Aquila (PHM-4), the third of six all-weather combatant hydrofoils being built by Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wash., for the U.S. Navy, shown during her recent launching, will join Pegasus (PHM-1) and Taurus (PHM-3),
Ten years ago, a RoRo passenger service called Sealink, commenced in the Bahamas — operating from Nassau to port of Governor's Harbor on the adjacent island of Eleuthera. The vessel that performed this service was an aging 14- knot Greek ferry,
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
The M/V Conch Republic was recently delivered by St. Augustine Trawlers, Inc. to her owner, Caribbean Travel Services. She is the latest of many passenger vessels designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., naval architects, of Jacksonville, Fla. The Conch
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) expanded its RoRo tonnage references with the January delivery of the 2,300 lane-meter trailer carrier Celandine to Belgian operator Cobelfret, which was scheduled to be joined by sistership Victorine this past March.