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World's Largest Seiner Delivered By AESA

Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J. Barreras, part of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), recently delivered the 344-foot Albacora, what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. To be operated by Albacora Company in the Indian Ocean from her base at Seychelles,

 

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Delivers 500-Passenger Catamaran

Reportedly Largest Passenger Catamaran Built In U.S. Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island, Wash., have delivered what is said to be the largest high-speed passenger catamaran built in the U.S. to Catalina Passenger Service, for service

SNAME 95th Annual Meeting and 7th International Maritime Exposition

November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,

Great Ships of 2000

Vessel Name Black Marlin, Blue Marlin Type Heavy Lift Ship Owner Offshore Heavy Transport Shipbuilder CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan The Marlin class heavy lift ships — Black Marlin and Blue Marlin built at CSBC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan — are the largest of their kind in the world.

Deck Machinery Ana Cargo-Handling Equipment — A Review—

With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.

Coastal Towing Seeks Title XI On Eight Vessels To Cost $11.7 Million Total

Coastal Towing, Inc., Texas, a subsidiary of Coastal Towing, Inc., Houston, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of six tank barges and two towboats. All of the vessels are to

A SHIPBUILDER'S PERSPECTIVE

"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.

FBM Babcock Wins U.S. Contract

The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) awarded FBM Babcock Marine a contract to commence the overhaul and modernization of its fleet of specialist Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs). The contract to upgrade the existing U.S. Army BEBs

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.

Fincantieri Delivers Rail/Car/Passenger Ferry To Italian State Railways

The Palermo shipyard of Fincantieri recently delivered the rail/car/ passenger ferry Logudoro to the Italian State Railways. The ferry is now in service between Civitavecchia, near Rome, to Golfo Aranci in Sardinia, and between Messina, in Sicily, and Reggio Calabria.

 
 
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