According to a report from the South Whidbey Record, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is looking at expanding its operations into Oak Harbor, Wash. in order to have a larger role in building ferries for Washington state.
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Fincantieri Marine Group’s Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) has delivered the Articulated Tug Barge unit (ATB) Barbara Carol Ann Moran and the 110,000-barrel
M/V Woods Hole, a 235-foot long passenger ferry built for the Steamship Authority of Woods Hole, Mass., was christened on May 20 at Conrad Aluminum in Amelia, La.
EPA Tier 4 regulations (for engines of 804 hp and higher) and propulsion advancements have many manufacturers and vessel designers changing course to adapt to new requirements and customer demands.
HM Coastguard is coordinating the search for a missing crew-member from a ferry, who it is believed may have gone overboard off the Pembroke coast.