It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Marine Builders, Inc. of Utica, Ind., recently launched the Missouri River Queen (shown above), a 95- foot paddlewheel excursion boat with a 31-foot beam, 6'/2-foot depth, 3'4-foot draft and a '/-inch steel hull. The 600-passenger vessel was delivered to Richard Lynn of Kansas City, Mo.
Celebrity Cruise Lines experienced its own "Night At The Oscars" by literally rolling out the red carpet this past June for its inaugural christening ceremony of its new "Millennium" while docked in Southampton, U.K. MR/EN was invited to Southampton
Navy Programs Could Bring C$16 Billion In Work To Shipbuilding & Allied Industries Over Next 15 Years Based on a speech by J.W. Serge Poirier, Director-Procurement & Supply Maritime, Canadian Department of National Defense (DND), at the Canadian
Featuring a waterjet-powered fiberglass hull, a new pilot boat was constructed for Puget Sound Pilots at Nordlund Boat Co., Tacoma, Wash. Measuring 74 ft. (22.5 m), the vessel will be based at Port Angeles, Wash., where it was scheduled to enter service during December 1999.
Located in Harahan, La., Blessey Marine Services has taken delivery of a 65 x 24 ft. (19.8 x 7.3 m) pushboat, David F. Stone, built by Sneed Shipbuilding of Orange, Texas. Powered by a pair of Cummins KTA19M main engines delivering a combined 1,
MAN B&W Increases Market Share In Two-Stroke Engine Sector Diesel engine manufacturers MAN B&W Diesel AG, Augsburg, West Germany, a subsidiary of MAN Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, and Sulzer Brothers, Ltd., Winterthur, Switzerland, have agreed
Damen is well-renowned for its innovative tug design, construction and outfitting prowess, a reputation upheld on a pair of vessels, the recently delivered Levanto Secondo and the currently under construction Damen Azimuth Stern Drive Tug 2411 yard number 512201.
Shippen Marine Inc. of Houston, Texas, has recently taken delivery of a new 110-foot crew/ supply boat from Gulf Craft Inc. in Patterson, La. The Comet, an aluminum-hulled quad-screw capable of 23 knots, is the first crewboat to be powered by four Cummins KTA-1150-M diesel engines.
Looking somewhat like a cross between a catamaran and a hydrofoil, the 360-passenger wave piercer M/V Nantucket Spray was recently delivered by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., to Bay State Cruises of Massachusetts. The