Norwegian shipbuilder Fjellstrand of Omastrand recently delivered the first of a new generation of high-speed, low-noise level passenger ferries. Christened the M/S Fjordprins, the 127-foot catamaran is the result of an extensive program of tests
As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $5-million contract to build two high-speed 112-foot, 250-passenger ferries for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The all-aluminum vessels are based on Trinity's proven monohulled designs
Commuter Boat To Operate Between Kennedy Airport And Manhattan The Avondale Boat Division, New Orleans, La., of Avondale Industries, Inc., has received an order for a high-speed 400-passenger Surface- Effect-Ship (SES) catamaran that will be operated by Tri-State Marine Transport, Inc.
—Color Brochure, Technical Paper Offered— NautiCan Enterprises, Ltd., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, claims to have made a significant breakthrough in nozzle design more than 50 years after the development of the original Kort nozzle in Germany.
*Editor's Note: Mr. Cain is chairman of the board of Nautilus Submarines of America, Inc., a Fort Pierce, Fla.-based company specializing in the manufacture, development, and marketing of tourist passenger submarines. The firm is currently considering
Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.
Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.
The release of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) Safety and Training Program Manual has been announced by Coe Sherrard, NAPVO's president. "This document serves as a comprehensive manual to train crew members about the safe operation of small passenger vessels.
Eclipse, a converted 210 ft. (64 m) cruise vessel, recently began operating in the Galapagos Island Cruise business. The vessel conversion was designed by DeJong and Lebet. Inc., Naval Architects, Jacksonville, Fla. Eclipse was originally constructed as ferry vessel Aegean Sea,