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Sydney Harbour Incat Crowther-Designed Ferry Launched

Elizabeth Cook: Photo credit Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announce the launch of the 'Elizabeth Cook', a 24m catamaran passenger ferry built by Richardson Devine Marine, designed to operate in Sydney Harbour, Australia for Captain Cook Cruises, a subsidiary of Sealink Marine. Incat Crowther say thay they worked closely with Sealink to develop a vessel that offers exceptional value to the operator, with tangible measures taken to reduce both capital investment and running costs. In addition to low fuel usage, machinery selection and systems design focused on reducing ongoing maintenance costs. The result is a vessel with exception per-passenger capital and running costs. Elizabeth Cook is certified to carry 127 passengers in coastal operation and 198 passengers in harbour operation. She is powered by a pair of Scania DI13 070M main engines, and the vessel performed strongly in recent trials. In a fully loaded service condition, Elizabeth Cook cruises effortlessly and efficiently at 25 knots, with a top speed is in excess of 28 knots. The passenger catamaran features a main passenger cabin with seats for 116 passengers. A further 27 seats are located on the aft deck. Toilets are located adjacent to the stairs to the upper deck. Large hinged engine hatches provide ample access to the engine rooms for day-to-day maintenance tasks. Boarding gates are located on the foredeck, with particular attention paid to the visibility of these from the wheelhouse


Incat Crowther to Design 'Super Dream' Catamaran

Super Dream: Image courtesy of Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther contracted to design a 32m catamaran ferry for Ishigaki Dream Tours. Super Dream will be built by Richardson Devine Marine and will be the second Incat Crowther/RDM vessel for the operator, after 2008’s Premium Dream. Super Dream will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 ACERT main engines, which will drive a pair of NICO island-mounted gearboxes. Propulsion will be by 5-bladed fixed-pitch propellers


Incat Crowther Designs Another Fast Cat Ferry

Photo courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced a contract to design a third 121.3-ft Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Coastal Fast Ferries in Tanzania, Africa. To be built by Richardson Devine Marine (RDM), Kilimanjaro III will build on the experienced gained in the operation of sisterships Kilimanjaro I and Kilimanjaro II, previously designed by Incat Crowther for Coastal Fast Ferries. Kilimanjaro I and II are significantly larger vessels than any fast ferries that have been deployed on the Zanzibar – Dar


Incat Crowther Announces Launch of 37m Catamaran Ferry

37m Catamaran Passenger Ferry Kilimanjaro III

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch of the 37m Catamaran Passenger Ferry Kilimanjaro III. Built by Richardson Devine Marine (RDM), Kilimanjaro III is the third vessel from the designer builder partnership for Coastal Fast Ferries in Tanzania, Africa. Kilimanjaro III was developed following the success of Kilimanjaro I and Kilimanjaro II. Incat Crowther and RDM were approached by the operator to develop a larger, faster and more versatile vessel


Catamaran Ferry Delivered to Coastal Fast Ferries

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther launched Kilimanjaro IV, a 45-meter passenger ferry for the African Operator Coastal Fast Ferries. The vessel capitalizes on the rapid growth in the operator’s passenger numbers, bringing the Coastal Fast Ferries’ fleet to seven Incat Crowther-designed vessels. A process of close cooperation between the builder, Richardson Devine Marine, operator and designer resulted in a vessel offering high speed, high passenger capacity and rugged efficiency.


Richardson Devine Launch Super Dream

Super Dream (Photo: Incat Crowther)

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Super Dream, a 32m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Ishigaki Dream Tours. Recently launched by Richardson Devine Marine, Super Dream is the second Incat Crowther/RDM vessel for the operator following on from Premium Dream, launched in 2008. Incat Crowther said the Super Dream demonstrates its commitment to constant evolution by being a modern interpretation of the previous vessel


Transocean Sedco Forex Gets BP Amoco Contract

An operating subsidiary of Transocean Sedco Forex Inc. has entered into a contract with BP Amoco for the semisubmersible Transocean Rather. The agreement covers one well, with a minimum duration of 120 days, plus an option to drill two additional wells in direct continuation. The drilling program is expected to commence in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on or around April 1, 2000 and will generate an estimated $9.6 million in revenues.


Clinton Administration Worried About High Oil Prices

The Clinton administration said that oil prices have soared to "dangerously high" levels, and crude oil could be sold from the nation's emergency stockpile if already-tight supplies are disrupted by Y2K computer problems at the end of the year. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson sent to the White House contingency plans for selling oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve if necessary. The reserve, created after the 1970s Arab oil embargo


V.Ships Agency Plans For Growth

V.Ships Agency, the ship agency division of the V.Ships Group, have consolidated their presence in the Middle East by confirming an order for a newbuild Aluminium crewboat, due for delivery in October 2002, band investing in an office / warehouse facility in Fujairah to support the offshore activities of the division. Over the last 10 years, V.Ships Agency has grown from a single office in Holland operating as Seamaster


Witte Joins Noble Maritime Collection Board

Donjon Marine, Co., Inc. announced that President and CEO J. Arnold Witte has joined the Board of Trustees of the Noble Maritime Collection, a museum and study center located in a former dormitory at the famous retirement home for mariners, Sailors' Snug Harbor in Staten Island, N.Y. The museum celebrates the people and traditions of the working waterfront. Witte was named to the Board, along with Shelagh E. Mahoney, President of the Eastern Salt Company, and Captain Timothy J


ABS, DSME Partner on First LNG Fueled Drillship

Innovative LNG fueled drillship project will promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in offshore operations. ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding


Australian LCHs Bid Farwell

Photo: Tom Gibson, Australian Navy

The Australian Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city’s harbor this morning. This was the last time HMA Ships Brunei


Submarine North Dakota Completes First Voyage

Photo courtesy of General Dynamics Electric Boat

The U.S.’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials


Incat Crowther Launches Ferries for Sydney

Incat Crowthers Annabelle Rankin

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Mary Reibey and Annabelle Rankin, the second and third in a series of 24m catamaran passenger ferries for Captain Cook Cruises. Built by Richardson Devine Marine, the vessels follow on from Elizabeth Cook, launched late last year.


OW Bunker Contracted for BOSTCO Terminal

BOSTCO Terminal (photo courtesy of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners)

OW Bunker announced that it has signed an exclusive alliance with UNIPEC America to provide products at the new BOSTCO (Battleground Oil Specialty Terminal) fuel oil terminal in Houston.  The move further expands the company’s physical presence in the region


US Secretary of the Navy Concludes Official Australia Visit

SECNAV Mabus at Naval Memorial: Photo credit USN

Traveling to both Brisbane and the Australian capital Canberra, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with U.S. and Australian government and military officials to reinforce the alliance between the two countries.
 Mabus' visit represents a continuation of the Department of the Navy's focus on


ASNE to Host Gala and Navy Yard Tribute

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Join the American Society of Naval Engineers on Thursday, February 20, for the Annual ASNE Honors Gala. A reception will open the night in the exhibit hall from 6-7, p.m., followed by the Awards Ceremony from 7-8:30. The event will recognize the 2013 award winners and pause to remember the victims


US Navy Releases Report on Yard Shooting

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus released, today, the Department of the Navy's investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic events of Sept. 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard. The investigation team, led by Adm. John Richardson


Canada Grain Handlers to Expand, Crops Overwhelm System

Three Canadian grain handlers said this week that they will expand facilities to handle the country's crops, after a record-smashing harvest overwhelmed the transportation system. Viterra, owned by Glencore Xstrata PLC, said on Thursday it will spend C$100 million ($92 million) to boost grain


West Coast is Key for Exporting Bigger Canada Crops

Photo: Port Metro Vancouver

Canada needs to invest in shipping more grains and oilseeds off the West Coast as harvests get larger, to avoid the massive transportation backlogs that followed last year's record crops, industry officials said on Wednesday. Last year, 19


XANTREX Powers Restored 1841 Whaling Ship

When the 172-year old tall ship Charles W. Morgan sets out on its historic 38th voyage on June 14, it will benefit from safety enhancements that were unheard of at the time of its construction – including a pair of Xantrex Freedom SW 24V - 3000W/75A inverter/chargers that deliver a full 6


First Lady Signs-in at Submarine Keel-laying

Welder & First Lady: Navy photo

First Lady Michelle Obama's initials were welded onto a metal plate as Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Illinois (SSN 786) looked on during a keel-laying ceremony for the new Virginia-class submarine. The First Lady joined Navy leaders


GCT (USA) President & CEO James Devine Retires

James J. Devine: Photo GCT

Global Container Terminals (GCT) has announced the retirement of James J. Devine, President & CEO of GCT USA, at the end of June, 2014. Devine’s retirement brings a distinguished 13-year tenure with GCT to a close, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the US operations.


USCG Medevacs Chief Mate from Cargo Vessel

A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew medevaced a Russian man Sunday, who was coughing up blood and had difficulty breathing while his ship was anchored about 11 miles south of Cameron, Louisiana. The crew of the cargo ship Saimaagracht contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston watchstanders


Grain Company to Buy Canadian Crop Terminal

Canadian grain marketer CWB said on Monday it has agreed to buy Great Sandhills Terminal Ltd, a farmer-owned 20,000-tonne grain handling facility in Leader, Saskatchewan, for $16.3 million. The deal, subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals, is expected to close by Sept. 1






 
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