In the early evening hours twenty years ago in a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia the sleek hull of the 192 foot motor sailing yacht The Other Woman effortlessly slid down the launch ways into the Brisbane River. The Owner, Ed Cantor, told his guests as he watched his "Other Woman" hit the water "she looks so beautiful without the masts, do we really have to put them on?”. The evening and festivities went on with the question looming, was Ed Cantor serious? That question is now at rest. The 192 foot motor yacht Islander has emerged out of that statement, twenty years later. In 1986 when Ed Cantor was developing his dream motor yacht, the challenge was to make the then 142 foot The Other Woman a much more sleek motor sailing yacht from the originally conceived motor yacht. A challenge that both Laurent Giles and Bold Craft Engineering rose to in order to create the motor sailing yacht that eventually returned, this year, to the original Ed Cantor concept, a sleek, efficient, shallow draft and stable motor yacht. Ed Cantor’s son Michael Cantor now owns the yacht after the passing of his father and faced with not only upgrading the massive and elaborate sail systems of Islander but also the intensive ABS 20 year survey, Michael Cantor enlisted the services of naval architect Boris Kirilloff, one of the original project naval architects when The Other Woman was being designed and built in Australia
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has awarded a contract for the five-year drydocking of the M/V Pelee Islander to Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio. The Pelee Islander will arrive at Great Lakes Shipyard in early April and will be hauled-out using the Shipyard’s new 700-metric ton Marine Travelift. Work will include hull inspection and painting; propeller, shaft, and rudder inspection; steel work; and other routine maintenance.
The crew and passengers aboard the ferry Islander rescued Johnny Goodwin, of Southhold, N.Y., within minutes of falling into the cold waters of Gardiners Bay from a work barge on Dec. 19. A combination of skillful seamanship, adherence to Coast Guard safety regulations blended to save Goodwin's life. The Islander and three other ferries from the North Ferry Co. connect Shelter Island with Greenport, on Long Island
"We've pretty much kept everything the same," says Mark Connally of Island Packers in reference to the sister ship to their two-year-old catamaran Islander. The new boat, as yet un-named, will have a few interior modifications such as more tables for the passengers and it will be a little beefier in the framing in recognition of the rugged waters and full loads that the Islander has experienced. Mark Connally and his partner Alex Brodie's company
"We’ve pretty much kept everything the same," says Mark Connally of Island Packers in reference to the sister ship to their two-year-old catamaran Islander. The new boat, as yet un-named, will have a few interior modifications such as more tables for the passengers and it will be a little beefier in the framing in recognition of the rugged waters and full loads that the Islander has experienced. Connally and his partner Alex Brodie’s company
The owners/managers of the Bermuda Islander, a Netherlands registered 340-foot container vessel, have activated The O’Brien’s Group, a spill management consultant, and agreed to take over the coordination of, and accept costs relating to recovery and clean-up operations of an oil spill in the upper Delaware Bay that happened Tuesday. The owners/managers, JR Ship Management, have been cooperating with the Unified Command since Thursday afternoon
A U.S. Coast Guard port security team, assisted by DHS partner agencies Customs & Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), apprehended 10 stowaways from the Dominican Republic aboard the barge Sea Islander in San Juan yesterday (May 24). Crewmembers on board the barge were complying with a Coast Guard requirement to check the vessel for stowaways prior to entering U.S. waters when they found evidence that some stowaways may be on board
The Sun Herald has reported that Ship Island Excursions, a Gulfport harbor-based passenger ferry service, announced that it would sell one of its three ships because of a dramatic falloff in business. The company has put its 100-ft., 300-passenger capacity Captain Peteup for sale with ship broker Pinnacle Marine Corp. for $1 million. Selling the ferry will leave Ship Island Excursions with the larger 374-passenger capacity Gulf Islander and the 200-passenger capacity Pan American Clipper.
A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft despatched by AMSA located 49 Solomon Islanders in life rafts after their island trader 'MV Solfish 001' sank The Orion sircraft and its crew had been tasked to support a search and rescue mission in the area on Friday after the 27-metre, island trader MV Solfish 001 failed to arrive at its designated port of Lata earlier in the week. Chief of Joint Operations Lieutenant General Ash Power said the Australian Maritime Safety
On February 2nd, 2011, a team of emergency responders from Resolve Marine Group and Pacific Environmental Corporation (dba PENCO)/American Marine Corporation, demonstrated their marine fire fighting capabilities in Honolulu Harbor. The trained crew of locally and internationally recognized professionals conducted an equipment deployment exercise, utilizing pumps and fire fighting monitors stored at the PENCO/American Marine facilities on pier 13
Great Lakes Shipyard has been contracted by Interlake Steamship Company to perform winter work services on their ATB Dorthy Ann and Pathfinder which arrived in Cleveland and is docked on site at the Shipyard’s facility. The Shipyard will be performing a variety of work
Great Lakes Shipyard contracted by Interlake Steamship Company to perform winter work services on two vessels. Two more vessels have arrived: Interlake Steamship vessels, the ATB Dorothy Ann and the Pathfinder, are in Cleveland and docked at Great Lakes Shipyard's facility.
Cleveland’s Goodtime III arrived at Great Lakes Shipyard earlier this month to undergo drydocking and repair work. The vessel received its five-year year US Coast Guard hull and machinery inspection and had its hull repainted
Cape Wind announce it will base its operations headquarters on Falmouth Harbor on Cape Cod. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “Cape and Islanders once lit the lamps of the world by harvesting whale oil. Pretty soon, every morning
Guam-based USCG cutter delivers humanitarian aid to Micronesian islands The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia is delivering humanitarian aid and supplies to the outer Caroline Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia as part of a joint effort by the Coast Guard
The Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Efthimios E. Mitropoulos, has expressed his profound sadness for the loss of life in the sinking of the ro-ro ferry Spice Islander I off the coast of the United Republic of Tanzania on 10 September.
Ultra Dynamics supplied three sets of twin UltraJet UJ377 Waterjet installations to South Boats for their New Mk II GRP 43/12m WFSV RRV Catamarans RRV Audrey, Offshore Response 1, and Spike Islander. The GRP catamarans have all been tailored to meet specific code and operational requirements
Coast Guard investigators continue to look into the circumstances of a collision that investigators believe occurred around just after midnight on Oct. 2 near the After a large debris field was reported, the Coast Guard opened a marine casualty investigation
U.S. and Philippine Marines guide their assault boat to sea after departing from the stern ramp of dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) during an amphibious assault exercise near Pilas Island, Philippines. The Philippine Marine Corps is training with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary
VT Halter Marine, Inc. launched the Island Home, a 255 ft. double-ended ferry built for The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA), on July 21. The Island Home will replace the Islander, a 56-year old ferry currently serving the Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven route.
On May 11, the Unified Command determined that responders have achieved pre-established oil spill clean up standards, and that active cleanup measures are complete. Although the active cleanup has been completed, a monitoring plan has been implemented in the event that any further oil is
The Virgin Island Department of Planning and Natural Resources/Police has placed in active service its first aluminum catamaran, manufactured using patented-protected technology, by Mission Marine, Ltd., in Sandusky, Ohio. The boat is based at the DPNR/Police facility in St. Thomas
The House of Representatives voted 66-0 to approve legislation introduced by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. to require any LNG tanker to have an LNG-certified American master mariner present on each trip through Rhode Island waters and during transfer of cargo.
The House of Representatives today voted 66-0 to approve legislation introduced by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. to require any LNG tanker to have an LNG-certified American master mariner present on each trip through Rhode Island waters and during transfer of cargo.
VT Halter Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., held a keel laying ceremony today for the double-ended ferry that it is building for the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA). SSA representatives were present for the traditional