The idea of a ferry going over the sea to Skye is not a new one, although with the Skye bridge opening a few years ago. it is not an adventure many people undertake these days. A small car ferry operates in the south of the island, and a large
Master Marine, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., recently converted a 96- foot aluminum crewboat to a 149- passenger whale watch/excursion vessel for Barnstable Whale Watch Tours Inc., Barnstable, Mass. The vessel, named Spirit, was converted in just under eight weeks.
The Finnish shipbuilding industry has been in a state of flux for much of 1999 and entering 2000, with the Kvaerner shipbuilding pullout dominating the headlines. But while the search for new owners of the company's yards in Finland has kept the boardrooms busy,
The passenger vessel market is a classic mature marine market. Segments of it are doing well, while other parts have literally died. For example, the overnight segment of the market saw one substantial vessel delivered in 2003 with none on the horizon for 2004.
Under a three-year contract signed recently by Honda Motor Company and Central Gulf Lines of New Orleans, a U.S.-flag merchant ship will be used to carry passenger cars from Japan to the U.S. market. The agreement calls for Central Gulf to order a new carrier with a capacity of 4,000 cars.
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Yost and Customs Service Commissioner William von Raab recently announced that personal- use of illegal drugs found on commercial fishing industry vessels will no longer subject the vessel to immediate seizure,
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., recently signed a contract with the naval architectural firm of Knud E. Hansen of Copenhagen for the preliminary design and engineering, and specifications for two 800-passenger cruise ships.
Reaching speeds of 47.7 knots, the Austal-built "Villum Clausen" has written its name into the record books, breaking the record for the longest distance traveled by a ship in 24 hours. Enroute to Denmark, the 282 ft. (86 m) gas turbine powered
A page was added in the history books of U.S. shipbuilding on October 11 when the keel was laid for a new 1,900- passenger United States Lines' ship the largest ever to be constructed in a U.S. shipyard. The ceremony marked the groundbreaking partnership between the Line's parent company,
Bills legalizing gambling on U.S. passenger vessels and giving ocean freight consolidators more flexibility in fulfilling bonding requirements were recently sent by the House to the President's desk. It also approved and sent to the Senate a bill