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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


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

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

Incat Crowther Launches 24m Catamaran Ferry


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

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

GeoShips Charters New Offshore Vessel


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.

Incat Crowther Designing San Francisco Ferries

400-pax ferries for San Francisco.

  Incat Crowther is designing a pair of 41m catamaran passenger ferries for WETA of San Francisco. The design of the vessels, which will be built by Kvichak Marine Industries, showcase Incat Crowther’s ability to analyze, dissect and meet a set of requirements. The vessel features an isolated cabin, to be built under subcontract by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, and carries 400 passengers. The layout of the cabin responds to stringent requirements for seating configuration

MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

President/CEO: Craig Freedman

The Company: Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards

MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

President/CEO: Craig Freedman

The Company: Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards

Abu Dhabi Ports Achieve Pilot Certification

Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports

Khalifa Port and Zayed Port become first commercial ports in Middle East to achieve certification for marine pilots; Abu Dhabi Ports Marine Services gets I.S.P.O – International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations – certification for pilots at two ports   

HMS Announces Management Hires

Steve Carlson (Photo: Harley Marine Services)

Marine services company Harley Marine Services (HMS) has expanded its management team, naming Don Martin as Vice President and General Counsel and Steve Carlson as Vice President of Engineering, the company announced today.   Prior to joining Harley Marine

New IACS Rules for Large Containerships

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The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) announced the adoption of new Unified Requirements to further improve the safety of large containerships by enhancing consistency between preexisting class society provisions in this area.  

IACS's New Rules to Enhance Safety of Large Boxships

Safer and Cleaner Shipping Photo IACS

  The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that will further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area

New British Marine Brand Launched

British Marine

  British Marine has today unveiled its strong new identity that stands out within the context of modern brands in the marine sector, providing a solid focal point for the members the organisation serves. British Marine now represents a durable brand for its members to be part of

Incat Crowther Designs New Ferries for Singapore

Image: Incat Crowther

A new class of 33-meter catamaran passenger ferries has been designed by Incat Crowther for Majestic Ferries in Singapore, to operate between Singapore and Batam. With four of the vessels already under construction at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia, the design targets increased speed

Draft Reef-net Tender: A Unique Vessel for a Unique Fishery

The Gelactic Ice alongside in La Conner, Washington

“We use 10,000 pound anchors on the nets,” said Keith Carpenter as he explained the complexities of this traditional salmon fishery. Carpenter is the president of Lummi Island Wild, the organization that manages and markets the catch from several reef nets

Canada Commissions Study on Underwater Noise

Green Marine has signed a nine-month contract with Transport Canada to provide insight on underwater noise generated by shipping and its effects on marine life, along with potential solutions. “This agreement is a logical next step following the Memorandum of Cooperation that Green

The Marine Engineering Handbook

MarEngine English Underway ISBN 978-90-71500-26-8, price €29,00  - €20,

MarEngine English Underway by Wieslawa Buczkowska is a marine engineering English handbook that can be used as a practice teaching tool or for self-studying.   The book helps students to visualize and organize thematic content of marine engineering vocabulary

VT Halter Announces Leadership Promotions

(From left to right) Top: Rick Zubic, Rob Mullins and Phil Adams. Bottom: Harry Bell and Pawan Agrawal.

VT Halter Marine, Inc., the Pascagoula, Miss. based shipbuilding subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., today announced several promotions within its leadership team.   The shipbuilder named Richard A. Zubic (Rick Zubic) to Executive Vice President

Coastal and Ocean Clean-up Project Funding

A volunteer with the NOAA-funded Protectores de Cuencas project records debris data on a beach in Puerto Rico. (Credit: NOAA)

 NOAA has awarded more than $675,000 in grants to 13 projects aimed at aiding coastal communities in their fight against marine debris, the agency announced.   This is the third year NOAA’s Marine Debris Program has awarded grants through its Marine Debris Prevention through

MN 100: Baker Marine Solutions, LLC

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The Company: Baker Marine Solutions (BMS) is an industry leader providing marine assurance and consulting services, performing DP assurance, OCIMF- OVID inspections, IMCA CMID inspections, and marine warranty surveys as well as on board marine representation

MN 100: Bordelon Marine

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The Company: Founded in 1979, Bordelon Marine is a leading provider of Marine Transportation services operating in the Gulf of Mexico and around the world. The company owns and operates a fleet of modern offshore supply vessels ranging in size and type from DP1 Mini-supply Vessels to MPSV 260 DP2

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