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.
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

China Shipbuilders may Merge to Stay Afloat

The China's four state-run shipping-related companies  are reportedly in the initial phases of combining units in order to beef up the national shipbuilding industry, says local media.

Seaspan Takes Delivery of New Containership

Seaspan Corporation (SSW) has accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Wellhead.    The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

'Make in India’ - the Newbuzzword in Indian Shipping Sector

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's  'Make in India’ initiative offers a plethora of opportunities in the maritime sector, particularly in shipbuilding, with the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
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: 0.2752 sec (4 req/sec)