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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Hy-Line Cruises Orders Fast Ferry

Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis Mass., has ordered a new 300 passenger high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the caps cod tourism company, and the twenty-seventh high-speed catamaran built by Gladding Hearn. The M/V Grey Lady III, scheduled for delivery next year, will replace the smaller Grey Lady II and provide year-round passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket Island. The new, all-aluminum ferry is 144 ft. (43.7 m), 35 ft. (10.6m) at the beam, and draws 6.5 ft. (2m). It is powered by four Cummins KTA50M2 diesel engines, each delivering 1800 bhp. The vessel is propelled by four Hamilton water jets through Reinjtes WVS730D gearboxes.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Fast Ferry to Hyline Cruises

(Photo: Gladding-Hearn)

Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc., Hyannis, Mass., has taken delivery of Grey Lady IV, a new 493-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. The fourth Incat-Crowther fast ferry built by the Mass.-based shipyard for the Cape Cod passenger ferry company is larger and more stylish in design than previous vessels. The new ferry will provide year-round passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket Island. The new…

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Incat-Designed Ferry

Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has taken delivery of a new 300 passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company, and the twenty-seventh high-speed catamaran built by Gladding-Hearn. The M/VV Grey Lady replaces the smaller Grey Lady II and provides year-round passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket Island. The new, all-aluminum ferry is 144 ft. (43.7 m) long, 35 ft. (10.6 m) at the beam and draws 6.5 feet (2 m). It is powered by four Cummins KTA50M2 diesel engines, each delivering 1800 Bhp at 1900 rpm. The vessel is propelled by four Hamilton HM651 water jets through Reinjtes WVS730D gearboxes.

Gladding-Hearn Bags Hy-Line Cruises Catamaran Order

Courtesy of Gladding-Hearn

Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc., Hyannis, Mass., has ordered a new 493-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. The fourth Incat-Crowther fast ferry built by the Mass.-based shipyard for the Cape Cod passenger ferry company is larger and more stylish in design than previous vessels. The new ferry will provide year-round passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket Island. Delivery is scheduled for 2016.

Long Beach Harbor Tour Season

Online reservations for free boat excursion available Monday, March 2

Long Beach Port is once again giving tourists opportunity to enjoy a rare view of port operations on a free Port of Long Beach harbor tour. The organizers are being welcomed to experience an up-close view of the biggest ships to call in North America and learn about cargo operations, construction projects and environmental initiatives as we build the port of the future. Due to high demand, the 90-minute, narrated harbor tours will start a month early – running from April through September. Tours are scheduled on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Prince Harry Visits the Coast Guard, N.Y.

Prince Harry enjoys a ride onboard a Coast Guard 45 ft medium response boat from Station New York during a tour near the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor May 30, 2009. After a polo match on Governors Island, the Coast Guard boat crew took the prince on a tour of New York Harbor, ending on the Coast Guard Cutter Katherine Walker, where he crossed to the USS Intrepid in Manhattan.

Lost Fishing Boat Sank, Coast Guard Says

The Coast Guard said that it had found a New Bedford, Mass., fishing vessel missing since Friday night submerged 36 feet in Nantucket Sound. The four crew members are missing. Coast Guard rescuers said it appeared unlikely that the crew would be found alive in the frigid waters, but two Coast Guard cutters continued searching overnight, using large lights. The vessel’s life raft was found attached to the boat. The 75-foot boat, the Lady of Grace, was supposed to return to New Bedford Harbor on Saturday morning, cutting a planned eight-day trip in half because of the weather. The boat’s last known position was 12 miles south of Hyannis, which is 60 miles southeast of Boston. At the time the boat was lost, the wind was blowing at 30 to 35 miles an hour, and there were 8- to 10-foot waves.

Hawaiian Tour Operator Orders Willard Aluminum RIB

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, is supplying a seven-meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB) for Na Pali Coast Hanalei Tours in Hawaii. The aluminum-hull boat, which is being customized to meet the requirements specified by the tour operator, will be used for snorkeling and exploring sea caves, secluded beaches and ancient Hawaiian sites on the North Shore of Oahu. Na Pali Coast Hanalei Tours has been providing personalized tours of the region since 1974. The tour company is owned and operated by a local Hawaiian family. Willard Marine’s range of passenger boats includes fiberglass and aluminum-hull craft up to 54 ft. in length, including water taxis, cruise-ship harbor boats and tour boats.

LA Gets USCG Nod for Electric Boat

Port of Los Angeles gets final Coast Guard approval to create first harbor tour vessel retrofitted with Hybrid-Electric propulsion system. The Port of Los Angeles has received final approval from the U.S. Coast Guard to install a hybrid propulsion system on its 42-year-old harbor tour boat, the Angelena II. Upon completion later this spring, the Angelena II will be the first harbor craft of its kind retrofitted with a hybrid propulsion system that will reduce emissions and fuel usage by more than 95 percent.

Dozens Rescued from High-speed Ferry Accident

The U.S. Coast Guard and local responders have rescued 55 people stranded aboard a high-speed ferry that hit a jetty while entering Hyannis Harbor, Mass. The local fire department notified Coast Guard watchstanders at about 9:30 p.m. Friday and reported that the Massachusetts Steamship Authority Ferry Iyanough, which serves Nantucket to Hyannis, struck the jetty and grounded on the rocks. A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevacd five injured passengers and airlifted 10 uninjured people who were unable to navigate the jetty’s rocks to get aboard the response boats. The remaining passengers and ferry crewmembers were rescued by Coast Guard response boat crews. Multiple units from the Cape Cod Mutual Response System assisted with the rescue efforts.

New Assistant Secretary WSDOT Sets Her Priorities

Vigor Shipyard tour: Photo WSF

"As I close out my first week as Assistant Secretary, I am looking forward to the days ahead serving the customers and employees of our nation’s largest ferry system. In the near term, my biggest priority will be maintaining our 99 percent service reliability. During my first 30 days I will be spending the majority of my time traveling around the system and meeting with employees, labor partners and shipyard contractors to become familiar with the daily workings of WSF. This week has already been busy.

Eye on the Navy - Holiday Lights

The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) displays a spectacle of holiday lights during the 2008 Afloat Holiday Lighting Contest on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor Dec. 18, 2008. Hawaii area commanders toured the harbor and judged ships based on best lighting scheme, most creative display and energy conservation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael Hight.

Liebherr Celebrates Milestone

(Source: Liebherr)

Last month Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated its 35th anniversary. An open day with over 20,000 visitors concluded the festivities in the Austrian village of Nenzing. Such a high attendance by far exceeded the ambitious expectations in the planning stages. The festivities started on Wednesday, 28th September, and on the second day Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH welcomed around 500 customers from all over the world. The open day was a showcase of the Nenzing factory, with company tours, machinery presentations, multi-vision shows, and information booths.

Image Marine Wins Dinner Cruise Contract

Image Marine signed a contract to built a 34 m dinner cruise catamaran for Blue Line Cruises of Sydney, Australia for operation in Sydney Harbor. Blue Line, which is part of the Accor Group, currently operates the vessels Sydney Showboats and Majistic along the Harbor. The new vessel will be ready to join the fleet in August 2001. Touring the Harbor by day and night, the aluminum catamaran will boast an approximate cruising speed of five knots. Passengers will have the benefits of a climate control air conditioning system for all weather conditions, entertainment facilities and a large fully equipped galley.

Long Beach President Commissioner Makes Inaugural Speech

Thomas Fields: Photo courtesy of POLB

Thomas Fields, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, has given his official inaugural speech, outlining his plans to launch a 100-day "listening tour" with Port customers and other stakeholders, and to pursue the development of "maritime industry clusters" to enhance the Port's economic benefits to the region. Fields was elected as Board President on June 17, 2013, by his fellow board members, to a one year term from July 2013 through June 2014. The President of the Harbor Commissioners said: "... Now let’s go back to the future.

Historic Navy Ship Baylander Shortly Open to New Yorkers

ex-USS Baylander: Photo credit Baylander

An historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots will temporarily dock at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) and for the first time be open for public tours. Free walk-up tours of the 'Baylander' are currently scheduled for weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning July 26 through Labor Day, inform the owners, the Trenk Family Foundation. In advance of construction of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Marina, the…

Women’s Maritime Shipping Group to Meet in Seattle

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Pacific Northwest Chapter is gathering for a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Seattle Command Center on August 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM. Following the tour, the group will relocate to Salty’s on Alki Beach, located at 1936 Harbor Avenue SW, for a social hour. Contact Cynthia Powell at wistapnw@gmail.com for more information about this event. WISTA is an international organization committed to promoting women in management positions in maritime transportation businesses and related trades. WISTA focuses on attracting more women to the industry and on providing networking, education and mentoring opportunities. WISTA USA includes over 240 maritime professionals from 20 states.

Posey Throws Support to Canaveral for Channel Funding

During a three-hour briefing and tour of Port Canaveral, U.S. Congressman Bill Posey threw his support behind efforts to obtain the $34 million needed for widening and deepening the harbor to accommodate larger cruise and cargo ships. The House District 15 Representative described Port Canaveral as one of Central Florida’s best economic engines. The project calls for widening the channel by 100 feet and deepening by 2 feet each in various segments. The Port Authority already has spent $19 million to enlarge the West Turning Basin.

Mineta Surveys Future Home of SuperFerry

U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta got a first-hand look at Honolulu Harbor’s infrastructure needs during a tour with Gov. Linda Lingle and Hawaii Department of Transportation Director Rodney Haraga. Secretary Mineta visited the Pier 19 terminal facility, which was built with the help of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and heard from state leaders about plans for the Superferry project. “For many Americans, our maritime industry and our port infrastructure network go largely unnoticed,” Secretary Mineta said. Secretary Mineta toured the Pier 19 shoreside facility planned as the future home of the Superferry in Honolulu. “Governor Lingle understands the importance of maritime transportation and its ability to move the economy,” Secretary Mineta said.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Visits Naval Station Pearl Harbor

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael A. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, visited more than 500 military personnel assigned to commands throughout the Pearl Harbor area Aug. 17 for an all hands call at Sharkey Theater on Naval Station Pearl Harbor as part of his tour of military bases on the island of Oahu. The visit was part of Pace’s tour of military bases to thank military personnel for all they have done during his 40-year military career. “I have come a long way to say what is most important – thank you,” said Pace. Through his hour-long speech and response to questions, Pace regularly spoke on his admiration for the men and women who serve the country and their role in how the country operates. “Your job is important.

Marine News Boat of the Month: March 2017

Image: AAM

All American Marine (AAM) in February announced a deal for the construction of a new hybrid electric, 600 passenger aluminum monohull vessel to be delivered to the Red and White Fleet of San Francisco, Calif. AAM’s latest contract follows an earlier announcement made by the company regarding a construction agreement for a 500 passenger aluminum monohull tour boat for Argosy Cruises of Seattle, Wash. Both operators were originally pursuing construction contracts for steel monohulls…

New Shiplift and Pier at Ventura Harbor Boatyard

The Ventura Harbor Boatyard will be getting a new 150-ton Travelift and a new shiplift pier, thanks to a $641,000 federal grant. Matching funds will be provided by the Ventura Port District and Ventura Harbor Boatyard, Inc. The grant was obtained through collaborative efforts by the Port District, the boatyard and the city of Ventura, Calif. The existing 150-ton shiplift at the boatyard is the only one of that capacity available between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its operation is essential to service the fishing industry, offshore servicing companies, tour boats, National Park Service boats and resident and cruising vessels.

Aberdeen Harbor Welcomes First Ship

Sea Cloud II

Aberdeen Harbor welcomed its first cruise vessel as it prepares for 12 expected visits to the city during the summer season. The arrival of the cruise vessel Island Sky, famed for its large suites and spacious outside decks, signals the start of the season when it arrives tomorrow (May 21) for the first of what will be three visits as it tours the Scottish Islands and Scandinavia over the course of the summer. Many of the cruises scheduled on such vessels this year will start and end in Aberdeen, with Aberdeen becoming a common cruise embarkation point.

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