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Crowley Orders Griffon Hovercraft from Kvichak

Griffon Hovercraft Limited of Southampton England has licensed Kvichak Marine Industries Inc of Seattle to manufacture its range of diesel-engine powered amphibious hovercraft. Through its licensing agreement with Kvichak Marine and its exclusive sales agent in the U.S., Griffon Hovercraft-USA, Griffon Hovercraft Limited (“GHL”) is able to improve access to the U.S. market for domestic build requirement projects, and Kvichak Marine in turn gains access to the largest range of hovercraft available in the world to manufacture - possibly in the world’s largest market. Griffon Hovercraft-USA (“GH-USA”) operates from its offices in Stamford Connecticut and is the sole representative for the sales and marketing of Griffon Hovercraft manufactured in the U.S. The first order for a Kvichak-built Griffon hovercraft has already been confirmed and building has commenced. Crowley Marine Services Inc., a well known and respected vessel operator for the oil industry and a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime Corporation, has placed an order for a 20 seat Griffon 2000TD to be operated on the North Slope of Alaska for British Petroleum (“BP”). This craft will operate in one of the most inhospitable climates and under some of the most testing conditions in the world. The hovercraft will be used as a logistics vessel carrying personnel, goods and equipment to a man-made offshore production island in Prudoe Bay


Crowley Orders Hovercraft from Kvichak

Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. of Southampton, U.K. has licensed Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, Wash. to manufacture its range of diesel engine-powered amphibious hovercraft. Through its licensing agreement with Kvichak Marine and its exclusive sales agent in the U.S., Griffon Hovercraft-USA, Griffon Hovercraft Ltd. is able to improve access to the U.S. market for domestic build requirement projects, and Kvichak Marine in turn gains access to the largest range of hovercraft available in the


NEWS:Crowley Orders Hovercraft from Kvichak

Griffon Hovercraft Limited of Southampton England has licensed Kvichak Marine Industries Inc of Seattle to manufacture its range of diesel-engine powered amphibious hovercraft. Through its licensing agreement with Kvichak Marine and its exclusive sales agent in the U.S., Griffon Hovercraft-USA, Griffon Hovercraft Limited is able to improve access to the U.S. market for domestic build requirement projects, and Kvichak Marine in turn gains access to the largest range of hovercraft available


EPS Corp Launches First EPS M10 Hovercraft

Photo courtesy EPS Corporation

The EPS M10 Hovercraft, built at the company’s facilities in Titusville, Fla., was launched in late 2010 and was shipped to its final destination in early January 2011. The successful engineering, manufacturing and launching of this fully composite vessel is a historic event as it is the first of its kind to be built in America and launched in its waters. The EPS M10 is constructed of non-corrosive, fiber-reinforced advanced composites which are environmentally friendly and provide


First American-built EPS M10 Hovercraft Commissioned

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On June 15, 2011, the EPS M10 Hovercraft was commissioned as the “Al-Wajh.” Hovercraft Al-Wajh is the first of two to be delivered by EPS Corporation of Tinton Falls, NJ, to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior Border Guard. The Commissioning Ceremony was held at the Border Guard Base at Aziziyah. In attendance at the commissioning were the Director General of the Saudi Border Guard, St. Maj. General Zamaim J


Textron Gets Navy 'Ship to Shore Connector'

Image courtesy of Textron

Textron recently won a $212.7 million US Navy contract for a 'Ship to Shore Connector' (SSC) test & training hovercraft Earlier reported here, now more detail added with acknowledgement to 'Defense Industry Daily'. Textron, Inc. in New Orleans, LA have been awarded a $212.7 million fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a ship to shore connector (SSC) test and training hovercraft, and technical manuals


Northrop Grumman Wins Korean Navy Hovercraft Deal

Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract from General Marine Business Inc. Korea (GMB) to supply an integrated cockpit navigation and control system for the Republic of Korea Navy’s new LSF-II program, a high-speed hovercraft landing ship. The firm fixed-price commercial contract, valued at $5.6 million, for the delivery of the first two craft in 2006, was awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit.


50 Ton Heavylift Hovercraft Ready for Charter

modular heavy lift hovercraft

First such vessel built in Singapore. Hovertrans Solutions Pte. Ltd. (Hovertrans Solutions) announced today that it has successfully completed the construction of a modular heavy lift hovercraft, the first of its kind to be built in Singapore. The hovercraft, commonly referred to as a hoverbarge, is now ready for charter. It is ideal for industries such as oil and gas, heavy logistics industries as well as for civil engineering work in otherwise inaccessible or environmentally sensitive


Composite Holdings Acquires Land for Marine Vessel Manufacturing

On 22 February, EPS Corporation’s 50-percent owned Composite Holdings Inc. (CHI) acquired approximately 37 acres and some 141,000 SF of marine composite manufacturing facilities, located off the Barge Canal on Merritt Island, Florida. This Merritt Island acquisition, combined with the 2008 acquisition of 50 percent of CHI and its over 13 acres and 89,000 SF of marine manufacturing capacity on the Indian River in Titusville, Florida


Rolls-Royce to Power USN Hovercrafts

Image credit Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce wins contract to power the U.S. Navy’s future fleet of hovercrafts, known as the Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC). The Group will work with Textron Marine & Land Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, which has been selected to build the initial development craft, in a program that could extend to 73 craft. The SSC will replace the Navy’s current fleet of Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft over the next 20 years


Canadian Coast Guard's Massive Fleet Renewal Underway

CCGS Cygnus: Photo credit Canadian Govt.

As part of the Government's investment in its Coast Guard fleet, Federal Ministers Gail Shea and Rob Moore announce the award of a $1.2 million contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited for Vessel Life Extension (VLE) and refit work to Canadian Coast Guard vessel 'CCGS Cygnus', .


Incoming President Celebrates IMarEST’s 125th Anniversary

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes at the IMarESTs annual dinner at the Guildhall

Protecting the world and its oceans remains the focus of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as it celebrates its 125th anniversary, says its new president, Richard Vie, VP Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation


Quantifying Arctic shipping risk through case studies

 Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and    diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial. Through case studies, DNV GL has estimated that the   


Kvichak-built Hovercraft for Sale

SUNAX (Photo courtexy Kvichak)

The 95’ BHT-150 hovercraft SUNAX, built by Kvichak Marine Industries and owned and operated by Aleutians East Borough, is for sale through public competitive bid.  The hovercraft will be sold through a sealed bid process. An IFB package will be available May 15, 2014


EPS Supports Navy SCC Cost Study

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EPS Corporation has been awarded a $200,000 contract to support the Ship to Shore Connector (SCC) cost study for the Department of Navy. The SSC is intended to provide the functional replacement for the Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) hovercraft currently in service


Kvichak Showcase Sea-fire's Versatility

four boats: all with Sea-Fire fire Supression Systems

For 30 years, Kvichak Marine has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the design and construction of high quality and hardworking aluminum vessels. Keeping up this high standard, the company recently fitted four very different boats with Sea-Fire fire suppression systems


Heavy Lift Hovercraft Ready for Charter

modular heavy lift hovercraft

First such vessel built in Singapore.   Hovertrans Solutions Pte. Ltd. (Hovertrans Solutions) announced today that it has successfully completed the construction of a modular heavy lift hovercraft, the first of its kind to be built in Singapore


Navy Conducting Final Alternative Fuel demo

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Navy to conduct final alternative fuel demonstration of the year with Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC).   WHAT: The U.S. Navy is conducting its final alternative fuel demonstration for the year with a maritime alternative fuel test in a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC)


Rolls-Royce's Earlier Financial Trading Guidance Verified

Rolls-Royce state that trading is consistent with the guidance for the Group provided at its half-year results in July 2012. For the full year, the Group continues to expect good growth in underlying revenue and underlying profit, with cash flow around breakeven as we continue to invest in


Transas Marine Selected as ECDIS Supplier

Transas Marine has received an order to supply its Navi-Sailor ECDIS systems to the Swedish Armed Forces. After an extensive evaluation, the Swedish Defense Material Administration (FMV) has selected Transas to implement ECDIS on board of eight Swedish Armed Forces vessels


ISS Appoints New VP, Operations for Europe and North Africa

Photo: ISS

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed Clive Lane as Vice President of Operations for Europe and North Africa. In his new role, Clive will be responsible for delivering exceptional services to ISS customers and ensuring optimal operational performance in the region


Dometic Marine Appoints Haynes

Ben  Haynes

Dometic Marine signaled its intent to focus on the commercial market with the appointment of 25-year company employee Ben Haynes to the Commercial and Military Marine portion of Dometic Americas. International Technical Sales Manager Haynes


Transas Develops Simulators for Korea Coast Guard

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine, in collaboration with local agent Mecys, announced the completion of a complex simulator project for the Korea Coast Guard Academy (KCGA). The real hardware integration and achieved level of realism make this simulator complex truly unique


New Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft Arrives

CCGS Moytel: Photo courtesy of Canada Govt.

Canadian Government ministers have announced the arrival in Canada of the new hovercraft to be stationed at Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia – the 'CCGS Moytel'. The new hovercraft will be named the CCGS Moytel. Moytel is a Halq’emélem word meaning “to help each


A Closer Look at Dynamic Navigation for High Speed Craft

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FRC International launched the innovative ‘DYNAV’ dynamic navigation system for high speed craft at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in October. The DYNAV launch event enabled attendees from Scandinavia and Europe to come together with the objective of improving






 
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