With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
Fuel Savings Alone Can Justify New Engine Investment At the New Orleans Work Boat Show in January, Caterpillar Engine Division announced new and improved diesel marine propulsion system products and support programs designed to help operators reduce
A new application in crewboat conversion was recently achieved by Aluminum Boats, Inc., of Crown Point, La., and Sealink of Hawaii, Inc., a Maui passenger vessel operator, in converting the former 110- foot aluminum Sabine Pass into the 117-foot Maui Princess.
A 300-passenger catamaran to begin operating in June this year between Seattle and Victoria, B.C., will offer a fast, comfortable cruise through some of the Northwest's most beautiful waters. Built by Fjellstrand A/S in Omstrand, Norway, the 127-foot
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of the Trinity Marine Group has delivered the 100-foot passenger and vehicle ferry Mark G. Goode to the Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation. It has joined six other ferries working between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass,
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.