Vessels: The Manitowoc Company Launches Second Staten Island Ferry

Friday, June 04, 2004

Marinette Marine Corporation, a subsidiary of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. launched the ferry Sen. John J. Marchi for New York City's Department of Transportation on Saturday, May 8. This 310-ft. ferry is the second of three Staten Island Ferries to be built as part of a $120-million contract that was awarded to Manitowoc in 2001.

The launch ceremony featured Michael R. Bloomberg, mayor of New York, as the keynote speaker, with Mrs. Maria Luisa Marchi, Senator Marchi's wife and the ship's sponsor, performing the traditional christening ceremony.

"This series of cutting-edge ferries demonstrates the strengths of our Marinette shipyard. We are proud to be part of the Staten Island Ferry's 98-year history and to continue our tradition of service to government customers like the New York City Department of Transportation," said Dennis McCloskey, president of Manitowoc's Marine Group.

Named after a New York State Senator and respected community leader, the John J. Marchi is the 25th ferryboat built to serve the Staten Island-to-Manhattan route since the ferry became a municipal service in 1905. The Staten Island Ferries run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and carry approximately 65,000 passengers daily on the 5.2 mile run between the St. George Terminal on Staten Island and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan.

In addition to the Staten Island Ferries being built for the New York City Department of Transportation, Marinette Marine is under contract to build the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) for the U.S. Navy and a new Great Lakes icebreaker for the U.S. Coast Guard.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Finance

UK Subsidises 8 Renewable Energy Contracts

The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants.

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

NIS Q1 Net Profit Up 18 %

Serbian oil company NIS , majority owned by Gazprom Neft, reported an 18 percent rise in net profit in the first quarter of 2014 on higher sales and improved production efficiency.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Salvage Ship Repair 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: 0.1283 sec (8 req/sec)