Angela Louise Repower Completed

Friday, January 14, 2000
A year-long project to repower Riverboat Angela Louise to DC electric has been completed, said Captain Joseph Warren. Now, the 100-passenger, USCG-certified turn-of-the-century riverboat nearly completely abandons conventional diesel propulsion and on-board power, for clean, efficient electricity. Captain Warren explains it as revolutionary: "Diesel exhaust contains 41 constituents listed under California Prop 65 guidelines as Toxic Air Contaminants. The particles and chemicals emitted from diesel are overwhelmingly dangerous. In our fragile marine environment in Newport, where the sea water turns over infrequently, these contaminants remain and find there way in the ecosystem, damaging wildlife and people, alike. We wanted to do something about it, and give our clients a silent, clean, elegant way to marry or gather for a party. Our neighbors in the harbor will appreciate it, too, I'm sure. "Until now, only 16 passenger launches have been certified by the USCG for passenger conveyance. At 100, with a full bar, restrooms, dance floor, dining, and comfort, we've set a new standard." Angela Louise measures 70 ft. in length, 20 ft. on the beam with two decks. The electric system moves the vessel through the water at a very comfortable rate of speed for 9-11 hours on a single charge. Partial sponsors include Trojan Battery (for the batteries that propel the vessel); Trace Engineering for a sophisticated charger/inverter system; and Cruising Equipment for the battery conditioning system.

Finance

Canada May Ask Far-offshore Drillers to Pay Extra

Canada may ask oil companies to contribute to the hundreds of millions of dollars or more the country has to pay to an international body if they drill far offshore,

European Owners Lead in Buying Up Secondhand Tonnage

With European owners leading the pack in buying up vessels, the sale and purchase market appears to have been notably active in recent years, reveals Clarkson Research Services Limited.

Monjasa Bags Credit Facility from Société Générale

Danish bunker fuel supplier and shipping firm Monjasa has signed a credit facility with French bank Société Générale for USD 80 million.    A statement from

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0747 sec (13 req/sec)