Prince of Wales Launched

Tuesday, November 13, 2001
On October 6, a new passenger and vehicle ferry that will service Prince of Wales Island, Alaska floated for the first time. Elliott Bay Design Group completed the contract design of this 197-ft. ferry and has served as Owner's Representative throughout vessel construction at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash. Since the launching, the vessel has been receiving finishing touches with sea trials set to begin in early November. Features ferry passengers have to look forward too include inside and covered outside seating areas, children's playroom, a library/reading room, and coffee shop. Special attention was also given to the hull design acoustics, with the goal of providing passengers a comfortable ride. To help make this goal a reality, EBDG utilized computer modeling and its expertise in seakeeping analysis to optimize the hull form. Making it all possible, twin Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines, providing 3,000 hp, will drive two four-bladed CP Hundestad propellers through Reintjes reduction gears. The design also features an electric bowthruster, a bulbous bow, and rolling chocks to reduce motion and improve passenger comfort. When she's delivered in mid-December, the Prince of Wales will carry 150 passengers, 30 vehicles, or a combination of cars and up to 10 large freight trailers, and will make one daily roundtrip to Ketchikan, significantly increasing service for island residents.

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

People & Company News

Teknotherm Marine Moves HVAC Arm to Bergen

Maritime heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) firm Teknotherm Marine has established a new subsidiary is established with the name Teknotherm Marine HVAC AS.

Philippines Mulls Bilateral Sea Talks with China

The Philippines may consider two-way talks with China to resolve a territorial dispute in the South China Sea but only if it wins its case with Beijing at an arbitration tribunal in The Hague,

Adani Ports Income Up by 15%

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (“APSEZ”), India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today announced the financial results for the quarter

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators 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: 0.0842 sec (12 req/sec)