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OUTSTANDING PASSENGER VESSELS OF 1990

Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according

 

Rolls-Royce Designed Marine Diesels Make U.S. Debut In New Catamaran

The first U.S. installation of Perkins Engines' Rolls-Royce designed marine diesels is in an 80-foot-long and 30-foot-wide luxury catamaran built for Bottom Time Adventures of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Bottom Time conducts diving expeditions throughout the Bahamas as well as island cruises and,

Stena Discovery Performance Improved With Enhanced Steering System

On February 14, the world's largest high-speed ferry catamaran Stena Discovery took off from Belfast, after a planned drydocking, and about one hour out at sea on the captain's command the waterjet control was switched over to steering by a retrofitted Humphree Interceptor Steering System.

Jakobson Shipyard Delivers Innovative Oil Skimmer Catamaran To Lagoven, C.A.

Jakobson Shipyard, Inc. of Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently delivered an important and innovative Ocean Service Oil Skimmer Catamaran to Lagoven, C.A. of Venezuela, that c o u n t r y ' s successor to Creole/Exxon on Lake Maracaibo. While classed by ABS for ocean service,

High-Speed Innovative Containership To Be Designed By Japanese

Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.

Avco Lycoming Powers Hovercraft Carrying 400 People & 45 Cars

On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.

Promoting A Modal Shift

The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.

A&R Introduces New SWATH Concept

Abeking & Rasmussen introduced its SWATH vessel concept under the brand SWATH@A&R, a design which takes into account the effects of a vessel's motion on the crew's ability to maintain concentration, and thus the proper control. The vessel offers

Image Marine Delivers Police Boat Trio

Image Marine has delivered three of nine innovative police boats for the New South Wales Police Service, Water Police Branch. Arriving in Sydney Harbor — the vessels, which are named Vigilant, Vanguard and Victor — were to have been joined by the remaining six the end of this July.

Blohm + Voss Shortens Sea-Land Ships, Gels QE2

A technically demanding contract was signed by Blohm + Voss in March, a contract which calls for the shortening of three Sea-Land Atlantic Class Vessels (ACV), the Galveston Bay, Sea-Land Value and Raleigh Bay (see photo, page 25). Each of the

 
 
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