More Ferries Ordered

Friday, December 21, 2007
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority ordered two more passenger ferries, continuing its mission of expanding ferry service in the San Francisco Bay area, using ferries that are 10 times cleaner than the existing vessels in the bay. The new ferries, each with a capacity of 199 passengers and capable of speeds up to 25 knots will be built by Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. in Seattle Washington. In the past year, WTA has awarded four new vessel contracts, more than have been built for the Bay Area in the previous 10 years.

Charlene Haught-Johnson, President of the WTA Board of Directors, is pleased with WTA’s progress. “We already have two vessels under construction in Seattle, Washington that are planned for late 2008 delivery. With two more vessels expected in 2009 we are well on our way to delivering on our promise to put 10 new ferry boats into service on the bay to increase transit options for bay area commuters.”

WTA’s vessels will be put into service on either the new South San Francisco ferry route, scheduled for early 2009 or the Berkeley/Albany route, scheduled for 2010/2011. The vessels will also be available as spare vessels for emergency response in case of temporary disruption of transit service or damage to the Bay Area highways and bridges. Together the ferries will cost $18.4 million with funding from Regional Measure 2 (bridge tolls) and federal dollars.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter February 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs to Least in 6 Years

U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the lowest levels since January 2010, data showed on Friday, as energy firms continue to

Eni, Exxon, Statoil Win Irish Offshore O&G Licences

The Irish government said on Thursday it had awarded oil and gas licences to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil , allowing them to explore for hydrocarbons off the coast of Ireland.

Maersk Drilling Posts Record Profit

Maersk Drilling delivered the best result ever with a profit of USD 751m (USD 478m) in 2015 generating a ROIC of 9.3% (7.1%). The result was positively impacted

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.0672 sec (15 req/sec)