Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently delivered the hydrographic survey vessel R.B. Young to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, following a successful and extensive series of trials. The vessel was built to a design by Robert Allan Ltd.
Central to McAllister Towing and Transportation's future growth prospects is the acquisition of vessels like the new Janet M. McAllister, a highly sophisticated Z-drive tug built by Eastern Shipbuilding which "has all of the bells and whistles," according to Captain Brian McAllister.
Reportedly the world's largest train ferry, the Railship III was recently commissioned for the Railship Group. Built by Schichau Seebeckwerft in Bremerhaven, the ferry increases the Railship Group's transportation capacity on the Baltic Sea route between
FBM Marine, formerly known as Fairey Marinteknik, recently introduced the Oregrund, a 134-1/2-foot catamaran, the first of a new generation of fast catamarans, fast ferry craft and crewboats. The craft is a single-deck catamaran designed to carry 360 passengers in spacious,
Kvichak Marine Industries delivered Chinook + a 72 x 21 ft. (21.9 x 6.4 m) all aluminum pilot boat — to the Columbia River Bar Pilots Association of Astoria, Ore. The vessel replaces the 30-year-old Peacock that had previously been used on the River.
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
AK-WA Shipyard, Tacoma, Wash., is converting the 369-foot Apollo One to a bottom fish processor for an early March delivery to the Seattle-based Dona Fisheries. In addition, the yard won a contract to repower and modernize eight LCMs. The Apollo One,
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has delivered the General Brehon B. Somervell, the third of four 273-foot logistic support vessels (LSV) being built for the U.S. Army in a $40.8-million contract. The Army contract is being administered by the U.
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.
Foss Shipyard, Seattle, has been named a marine dealer for Cummins Northwest Industrial (CNI) and will provide service and spare parts throughout the Northwest. The agreement between Foss Launch & Tug Company and Cummins Northwest Industrial was recently announced by Ross Bishop,