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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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Fifth USS Arizona Memorial Ferry Boat for Navy

The third USS Arizona Memorial ferry boat #39-3, Cassin Young, a bio-diesel boat, operating at Naval Station Pearl Harbor. The third boat is named after Capt. Cassin Young, a Medal of Honor recipient for heroism and distinguished conduct in action while serving as commanding officer of USS Vestal (AR-4) during the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released)

The Navy officially accepted delivery of the fifth USS Arizona Memorial passenger ferry boat from Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash., June 25. This vessel is one of six boats being procured to replace the existing ferry boats that have reached the end of their service life. The boats, procured for the National Park Service by the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships, serve as a ferry service to shuttle visitors to and from the memorial, and continue to support the U.S. Navy's commitment to the National Park Service, as they tell the compelling stories of the Dec.

Navy Accepts Fifth USS Arizona Memorial Ferry

The Navy officially accepted delivery of the fifth USS Arizona Memorial passenger ferry boat from Modutech Marine Inc. of , June 25. This vessel is one of six boats being procured to replace the existing ferry boats that have reached the end of their service life. The boats, procured for the National Park Service by the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships, serve as a ferry service to shuttle visitors to and from the memorial, and continue to support the U.S. Navy's commitment to the National Park Service, as they tell the compelling stories of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on . The new 78-ft. vessels are constructed of fiberglass and can accommodate up to 149 passengers and three crew members.

Channel Islands National Park Contracts for New Boat

The National Park Service has awarded a contract to Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Washington for the construction of a new crewboat for Channel Islands National Park in southern California. Sea Ranger II will be equipped to transport park personnel, supplies, and construction materials to the five park islands, as well as to carry researchers on overnight diving trips. Accommodations will include a full galley, sleeping space for up to nine people, full head with shower, and diving support equipment, including a portable dive compressor. The new boat will join an existing fleet of three boats, providing a vital link between the mainland-based park headquarters in Ventura and the park's islands, located between 17 and 45 nautical miles away.

New Contracts for Modutech

Modutech Marine, Inc., Tacoma, Wash., has been awarded a four-year contract for haulout, service and repair of the line of 41 ft. patrol boats for the USCG along the west coast. Additionally, the company has been awarded, and already begun, work on a contract for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, to refurbish four utility barges.

Sea Ranger II Debuts for National Parks Service

The National Park Service has taken delivery of its newest boat, Sea Ranger II, built by Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash. The boat is equipped to transport park personnel, supplies and construction materials to the five offshore islands that make up Channel Islands National Park, as well as to carry researchers on overnight driving trips. Accommodations include a full galley, sleeping space for up to 10 people, full head with shower, and diving support equipment, including a portable dive compressor. The Sea Ranger II joins an existing fleet of three boats, providing a vital link between the mainland-based park headquarters in Ventura, Calif., and the park's islands, located between 17 and 45 nautical miles away.

Inside Modutech Marine’s Work Boat Medium

(Photo courtesy of Modutech)

The U.S. Navy has some spectacular vessels, from submarines to high speed RIBs. They also have dedicated ports and support facilities worldwide. A practical reality of all of this is that the Navy requires efficient and handy boats to support the warhorses. To meet this requirement John Myers of the naval architect firm Hockema & Whalen and Associates have developed a 30 by 15-foot tug with a 5.5-foot draft. Currently the Navy has 24 of these tugs, designated Work Boat Medium, on order from Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.

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