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New Rescue/Salvage Vessel Launched

The quick response rescue vessel, Safe/Sea Block Island was launched and began providing quick response towing and salvage services to Rhode Island area boaters on April 15. Built by Almar for Safe/Sea, a Rhode Island based company, the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) measures 33 by 12 ft. wide. The Almar hull is welded marine aluminum of heavy duty construction. A 24-in. deadrise aft is designed to give a soft ride and excellent rough water performance. The 28-in. diameter Wing polyurethane tubes are designed for stability, buoyancy and fendering under extreme conditions. With twin 315 hp Yanmar Diesel engines coupled through Borg Warner 1:1 gears to a pair of Hamilton 274 jet propulsion units, the Safe/Sea Block Island is designed to perform well in the Atlantic Ocean while based out of Safe/Sea's Block Island, RI salvage station. Continuing a relationship that dates back to 1994, John Andrews, the President of Safe/Sea in Wickford, RI and Mike Sandeman, Vice President of Almar in Tacoma, Wash., put the new vessel through severe testing in Puget Sound before it was shipped East to Rhode Island. The Safe/Sea Block Island is the sixth rescue vessel that Almar has built for Safe/Sea. The vessel easily exceeded her top speed projection of f40orty knots. The Safe/Sea Block Island's electronics, which were provided by Pawtuxet Marine Electronics of Cranston, RI, include a Furuno 1942 MK2 radar, two SEA 156 VHF Radios and a Northstar 957 DGPS receiver/plotter


Excel Maritime to Sell 26 Year Old Vessel

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd announced that it agreed to sell Almar I, a Capesize bulk carrier of 107,140 dwt built in 1979. The sale of the vessel is expected to generate a capital gain of approximately $ 2.5 million for the company. Christopher Georgakis, President and CEO commented: "Since last November, we have been committed to a strategy of fleet renewal. The sale of "Almar I", a 26 year old Capesize bulk carrier and the oldest vessel in our fleet took place within the context of this


Almar Builds RIBs for Port of Spain, Trinidad Pilots

The Trinidad pilots' boats were the result of close cooperation between the pilots and Almar, which has built over 50 RIBS for commercial use. The boats have numerous features to ensure safety when boarding or disembarking from ships in darkness and bad weather. Almar, the Tacoma, Washington builder of aluminum workboats has recently delivered the last of three 43-ft. RIBs to the Port of Spain, Trinidad Pilots Association


Vessels: Safe/Sea Gets Twin Diesel Jet RIB From Almar

Safe/Sea upgraded its fleet of rescue vessels with an Almar Boat-built 33 x 12-ft. rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB). This vessel will be the seventh that Almar has built for Safe/Sea, and will boast a 28-in. diameter inflation tube, as well as a custom built, fully enclosed pilot house to protect the captain. The electronics suite, supplied by Pawtuxet Marine Electronics of Cranston, RI, includes a 48 nautical mile Furuno radar, a Northstar 957 color DGPS chartplotter, twin VHF radios


Baltic Indices Fall In Thin Pre-Holiday Trade

A lack of fresh chartering saw the Baltic indices under pressure, brokers said last week. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) fell four points to 1,320, the Baltic Panamax Index also fell four points to 1,210, and the Baltic Capesize Index shed eight points to 1,824, while the Baltic Handy Index remained unchanged at 935. Grain business remained thin and was confinerd to the U.S. Gulf region with CAM fixing an unnamed vessel for 25,000 tons wheat to Algeria December 28/Jan 10 at $20


Almar by North River Boats Recent Completions

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Almar by North River Boats Inc. of Roseburg, Ore. announced the recent completion of the following three boats: 1.)  This is the fourth boat in a series of five 33’ X 10’ Sounder Pilot House built for Hydrographic Survey use.  This boat is powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines and Hamilton 241 water jets with a top speed of over 31 knots and a fuel capacity of 200 gallons.    The pilot house is equipped with two Coleman Seamach air conditioning units


Almar by North River Boats Recent Completions

Almar by North River Boats Inc. of Roseburg, Ore. announced the recent completion of the following three boats:   1.)  This is the fourth boat in a series of five 33-ft X 10-ft Sounder Pilot House built for Hydrographic Survey use.  This boat is powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines and Hamilton 241 water jets with a top speed of over 31 knots and a fuel capacity of 200 gallons.    The pilot house is equipped with two Coleman Seamach air conditioning units


On Patrol: North River Boats

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ALMAR by North River Boats of Roseburg Oregon recently built and launched the first of three 29 x 10 ft. Liberty Walk Around vessels destined for the San Francisco area. The Liberty family of boats features a Wing Hybrid Foam/Air Fender protecting the exterior perimeter of the boat. Capable of speeds greater than 46 knots, this is a high speed craft designed for pursuit, quick maneuvering and excellent sea keeping capabilities


Almar, North River Boats Delivers Fire Boat

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Almar by North River Boats Inc. of Roseburg, Ore. announced the recent delivery of a 30-ft by 10-ft Sounder / Fire Boat. This boat was built to NFPA 1925 standards and the fire suppression system was UL Certified prior to delivery.   The boat is equipped with twin Honda 225 hp four stroke outboards for its main propulsion system and powers the 30-ft vessel at greater than 32 knots. A single 200 gallon fuel tank supplies the propulsion engines, fire engine and genset.  


Almar, North River Boats Delivers Fire Boat

Photo courtesy North River Boats Inc.

Almar by North River Boats Inc. of Roseburg, Ore. announced the recent delivery of a 30-ft by 10-ft Sounder / Fire Boat. This boat was built to NFPA 1925 standards and the fire suppression system was UL Certified prior to delivery. The boat is equipped with twin Honda 225 hp four stroke outboards for its main propulsion system and powers the 30-ft vessel at greater than 32 knots. A single 200 gallon fuel tank supplies the propulsion engines, fire engine and genset.  


RIBS Roundup

Moose Wins Six-Boat Navy Deal Moose Boats won two contracts from the U.S. Navy to build six more Moose 340C Catamaran Patrol Boats. The contract totals approximately $2.9 million, and the first boat is scheduled to be delivered in January 2005. The Moose 340C is a 36.5-ft


RIB DIRECTORY

VT Halmatic VT Halmatic has delivered an Arctic 24 rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to the island of Tristan da Cunha. Located in the South Atlantic, approximately 1,740 miles west of Cape Town, Tristan da Cunha is acknowledged as the world's most remote inhabited island


RIB Report

World Record Atlantic Crossing Succeeds in RIB The first ever unassisted crossing of the North Atlantic just south of the arctic circle in a small, open, Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) has been completed by a team of dedicated adventurers led by Bear Grylls


RIB Report

Versatility Prevails at Silver Ships/AMBAR Having built over 200 aluminum RHIB's, Silver Ships, Inc. / AMBAR Marine, has grabbed a foothold in the design and construction of aluminum RHIB's - all of which are constructed in accordance with SOLAS regulations.


RIB Report: Manufacturers Review

Sturdy Hulls Go Nearly Anywhere AB Inflatables offers its Profile line of aluminum hull RIBs. The rugged, 3.28-mil hulls are lighter than comparable fiberglass hulls and are perfectly suited for operating in lakes and rivers or along rocky coastlines


RIB Directory

AB Inflatables Phone: 845-368-3798 info@abinflatables.com www.abinflatables.com With the deepest V available, the Oceanus 8.50VST from AB Inflatables is a rugged craft providing a safe, comfortable ride for several hours.The extra-deep V hull and non-submerged tubes provide the boat


RIB Report

AB Inflatables www.abinflatables.com The 10.5 ft. Oceanus 3.20VSC from AB Inflatables is a sporty RIB with a deep V hull construction large, 17-in.-diameter tubes, and a rounded, European-style console and seat. In fact, the company has redesigned each boat in the Oceanus line to be even more


 
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