Nippon Kokan (NKK) recently received a contract from a Dutch/U.K. company to build a passenger/cargo ferry, the first such European order for the Japanese yard. The keel for the 1,250-passenger, roll-on/roll-off vessel will be laid at NKK's Tsurumi Works in the spring of 1986.
Sayville Ferry Service Inc. recently announced the addition of the Fire Island Clipper to its fleet. The Clipper (shown above), built by Robert E. Derecktor at Mamaroneck, N.Y., was placed into service on the company's Sayville, N.Y., to Fire Island run immediately upon delivery.
When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo
Hovermarine Transport Limited, the Southampton, Englandbased manufacturers of the HM.2 Mark III Hoverferry, has announced the first sale of their 65-passenger craft in Japan. Hovermarine decided more than two years ago to mount an extensive marketing effort in the Far East,
Leevac Shipyards, Inc., Jennings, La., recently delivered a 125-foot, 315-passenger excursion boat to Padelford Packet Boat Co., Minneapolis, Minn. Christened the M/V Anson Northrup, she is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3306 BT diesel engines,
For more than three centuries, America's seaports have been centers of population, trade, and vibrant economic activity. Within the past three years, the U.S. seaport industry has emerged from the throes of recession, and today, in many respects,
A multi-role hospital and support ship, built at Gijon yard within schedule, was delivered by IZAR to its owner, Spain's Instituto Social de la Marina (ISM, a fishermen's welfare and health care organization, part of the Spanish Social Security).
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.
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,