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Incat Design Ferries for US Shipyard Midship Marine

Incat 25m Ferry: Photo courtesy of Incat Crowther

Incact Crowther contracted to design a pair of 25 m catamaran ferries for construction at Midship Marine in Louisiana. These vessels will follow on from the successful quartet of UltraJet boats built by the yard. The new vessels will have a similar configuration, with a  half-height wheelhouse allowing a completely open upper passenger deck. 72 seats will be fitted to the upper deck, whilst the main deck passenger cabin will be fitted with seats for 131, plus a pair of wheelchair spaces. The aft deck houses an ADA compliant toilet and luggage racks. As with the UltraJet boats, boarding will be via fold down ramps situated on all four corners of the vessel. Designed and built to USCG Subchapter K, these boats will meet the recent updates to fire and safety regulations (NVIC 9-97 Change 1). Compliance with these most recent regulations requires the protection of the embarkation and muster stations from the effects of fire and flooding. To meet these regulations, these vessels will be fitted with A-class structural fire protection and fire doors to the main passenger cabin. The vessels will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines, each producing 1300hp. The vessels will have a loaded service speed of 27 knots, and a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots. The vessels’ required speed of 30 knots will be achieved at 75% MCR.


Incat Crowther Announces Refit of Seastreak

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Seastreak Wall Street Refit with MTU Engines Incat Crowther  announced the successful completion of the re-fit of the 43m Catamaran Ferry Seastreak Wall Street. Seastreak Wall Street was the third of four such vessels built by Gladding Hearn in Massachusetts, and was launched in 2003. The vessels were originally fitted with four Cummins KTA50 main engines, each producing 1424kW. The engines drove a quartet of KaMeWa A50 water jets


Dockwise Subsidiary Takes Delivery of MV Treasure

Following the delivery of mv Talisman in May 2008, the fourth vessel out of a series of six MV Treasure now joins the fleet of Dockwise Transport, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dockwise Ltd. As was the case with the earlier three, also this vessel is delivered in accordance with the delivery schedule. The remaining two converted tankers Triumph and Trustee will be delivered at the end of 2008. After completing the submerging test and sea trials


Incat Crowther Launches 24m Catamaran Ferry

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Incat Crowther has announced the launch of a 24m Catamaran Ferry constructed by Marine.   Engineering Consultants. Based on the successful Fantasea Sunrise (launched in 2011), Riverside Avalon is the first of three vessels contracted by Riverside Marine to ferry construction workers to the QCLNG project on Curtis Island. As delivered, Riverside Avalon carries 246 passengers over two decks, with seats are arranged in forward facing rows


24m Catamaran Ferry Launched

(Photo: Incat Crowther)

Incat Crowther announced the launch of a 24m Catamaran Ferr,y constructed by Marine Engineering Consultants.  Based on the successful Fantasea Sunrise (launched in 2011), Riverside Avalon is the first of three vessels contracted by Riverside Marine to ferry construction workers to the QCLNG project on Curtis Island. Riverside Avalon carries 246 passengers over two decks with seats arranged in forward facing rows. Three toilets, including one handicap toilet, are located on the main deck


Moose Boats Introduces the M3 Monohull

Photo courtesy Moose Boats

Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, unveiled the new M3 mono-hull at MACC 2011. This boat was developed as an alternative to Moose Boats’ existing M1 and M2 catamaran models, which have been available in the commercial marine market since 2000. The new Moose Boats M3 mono-hull is a smaller, more nimble alternative to our catamaran models. The M3 can be powered with a variety of propulsion options and can accommodate up to 900hp


GeoShips Charters New Offshore Vessel

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Aberdeen-based SeaHold GeoShips Limited (GeoShips) has chartered its first new multi-purpose offshore vessel to support the growing offshore renewable energy market and the subsea sector. To enable GeoShips to offer a full suite of services from the Stril Explorer, and future vessels, the company has entered into agreements with both Hallin Marine UK Ltd, a leading ROV services provider, and NCS Survey a leading survey and positioning contractor.


ABS Provides Approval In Principle To Ocean LNG Tank And Carrier Design

Class society ABS has issued Approval In Principle (AIP) to a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank containment system and carrier design developed by Houston-based Ocean LNG Inc. The tank design consists of a cylindrical tank with spherical dished ends. The 180,000m3 carrier design features five of these large 36m diameter and 40m high cylinder tanks each holding a volume of 36,000m3 of LNG. Ocean LNG asserts that the design maximizes the void spaces in the ship’s hull yet still


Emerging from Fog

By Larry Pearson The various segments of the passenger vessel industry have undergone significant transformation in the last 12 months. It looks stronger as we head into the last six months of the year with ferries and charter yachts leading the way. Frankly, a year ago the passenger vessel industry was in some disarray faced with developing a security plan to meet the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 passed in Congress in wake of terrorism threats


Gladding-Hearn Delivers New Bermuda Ferry Contract

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered two new fast ferries to the Government of Bermuda, Ministry of Transport. The first vessel was delivered in March; a sister ship arrived in Bermuda in June. The ferries provide commuter and excursion service between Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton, and the neighboring towns of Southampton and Dockyard. The Somerset-Mass., shipyard was chosen from among 12 yards from four countries, Australia; Norway; Denmark and the U.S


New Power for Alaskan Tug

Norman O (Photo courtesy of Olson Marine)

It has been said that, “There is no reason to design or build an ugly boat.” This is clearly a dictum that those who designed and built the Noman O adhered to. Built in 1970 as the Duncan Foss by the Albina Shipyard under hull number 419, at Portland, Oregon


Main Engine Change for Veteran Alaska Tugboat

Tug Norman O at work: Photo courtesy of Olson Marine

The tug's owner, 'Norman O', Rick Olson, worked with local Cummins dealer Mike Painer at South East Diesel & Electric in Ketchikan, Alaska, to  set up a deal to change the tug's existing Cat D348s rated at 703 HP each for a pair of modern EPA Tier 3 compliant Cummins QSK19 MCRS engines


German Shipyard Welcomes Cunard's QE to Dry-Dock

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The cruise ship 'Queen Elizabeth', has arrived at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, for her first scheduled dry-docking since she entered service in 2010, inform Cunard Line. “Queen Elizabeth is already a much loved ship and following this multi-million dollar refit


Cammell Laird Environmental Package Targets Ferry Market

Photo courtesy Cammell Laird

Birkenhead shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird said it has developed an advanced shipyard environmental package for ferries, following its strongest year of trading in the sector. Cammell Laird said it has docked 24 ferries between 2013 and the beginning of 2014 and


Brokers Marcon Conclude Ocean Deck Barge Sale

Barge HML 240-2: Photo credit Marcon International

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington says that Pacific Coast Maritime, Inc., Seattle, Washington, a subsidiary of Harley Marine Services, Seattle, has concluded the sale of its 240’ ABS ocean deck barge “HML 240-2” (ex-Aqua 242, MK-242


Incat Crowther Designs Ferry for UltraMar

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced that it is designing a fourth vessel for UltraMar of Cancun, Mexico. The 48m catamaran passenger ferry, to be built at Midship Marine in Louisiana, U.S., will operate on UltraMar’s busy Playa de Carmen – Cozumel run.


Incat Crowther Launches Pair of Catamaran Ferries

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Red Hook I and Cruz Bay I, a pair 25m Catamaran passenger ferries to operate in St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Delivered by Midship Marine in Louisiana, these vessels follow on from the successful trio of UltraJet boats


Drillship Profile: Tungsten Explorer

Ultra Deepwater Drillship designed for drilling operation down to 40,000 ft. (12,120 m) & in water depths to 10,000 ft. (3,048 m)

The Tungsten Explorer is an ultra deepwater, dynamically positioned mobile offshore drilling unit (Drillship). The primary areas of activities of the Drillship shall be in the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa and Brazil. The drillship has drilling equipment on the topside with a continuous main deck


Cargo Ship Sinks in Anchorage

At around 5:50 a.m. on January 19, Philippine Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo received a distress call from MV Sportivo, which was anchored at Iloilo Strait between Iloilo City and Guimaras, that the cargo vessel was sinking after it was drifted from her anchored position and collided with


Great Ships of 2013: Shuttle Tanker RIO 2016 for TEN

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RIO 2016 is the first vessel in a series of two shuttle tanker in Brazilian water operation, designed by Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., two companies with a long and good historic relationship. This vessel was chartered to Petroleo Brasileiro SA.


Fast Ferry Gets a New Power Package

Seastreak’s Wall Street  Repower Synopsis  Installed power:	Reduced from 5696 kW 		to 3680 kW (35%)   Fuel consumption:	Reduced 30%  	(est. $500,000/year)  Weight:	Reduced 15 tonnes  CO2 emissions:	Per-passenger  value halved

While many owners discuss ideas to suitably maintain maritime service while slashing operating costs, Seasteak LLC, owners a 43m fast ferry Wall Street, put words into action with a dramatic propulsion switch that saw the company maintain sailing schedule and speed while reducing fuel consumption


Australia’s Largest Research Vessel Ready for Launch

Australia’s new research vessel, Investigator

At the end of 2013, the team of Sembawang Shipyard of Singapore and Teekay Shipping Australia will hand over the new scientific Research Vessel Investigator to her owners, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Federal Government of Australia.


New Science Vessel for USCG Academy

Michael J. Greeley Spirit of ’61

Viking Welding & Response Marine, Inc. have recently completed a 36’ research vessel, which is being used in United States Coast Guard Academy coursework this fall. Christened the Michael J. Greeley Spirit of ’61, the vessel was largely funded by gifts from the Academy class of


ClassNK Update on Loss of 'MOL Comfort'

MOL Comfort before sinking: Photo courtesy Indian Coast Guard

Based on both the results of its own independent investigation as well as the deliberations of the third meeting of the Committee on Large Container Ship Safety held on 28 October 2013, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team has released preliminary findings and safety measures resulting from the


Sea Trial Performance Analysis Redefined

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KND Naval Design of Cape Town, South Africa successfully completed its first in class 10M Advanced Life Support Ambulance and Rescue vessel for Africa. This vessel was designed and built entirely in Cape Town. This project used HydroComp propulsion software to analyze and examine sea trial






 
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