American Marine Holdings, builders of Donzi and Pro-Line Boats, signed an agreement with the U.S. Office of Naval Research to build and test a 103 ft., hi-speed, air-inducted vessel under their government sales division's new aluminum catamaran line, SeaCoaster.
After a comprehensive tour of shipyards building crew/supply boats, it is clear the construction of these speedy aluminum vessels is the one bright spot in the offshore vessel building market. Other than the work at Bender Shipbuilding in Mobile.
The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,
The liquefied gas carrier Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II was delivered recently by Jos. L. Meyer GmbH & Company in Papenburg, West Germany, to P.T. Pupuk Sriwidjaja (Pusri) of Indonesia. Pusri is a state-owned fertilizer manufacturer and distributor,
SeaArk Marine, Inc., (formerly MonArk Boat Company) Little Rock, Ark., has delivered the first five high-speed patrol boats of a 10-vessel contract to El Salvador under a $3.7-million contract, according to company vice president John Smith. SeaArk
A pair of Cummins 6BTA5.9-M1 marine diesels were selected to power a new rough-water fire/rescue vessel recently delivered to the Avalon Harbor Patrol of Catalina Island. The 7-1/2-ton, 12-foot-beam, 32-foot-long boat was built by Seaway Boat Company of Long Beach, Calif.
A member of the Wagenborg trio, MV Spaarneborg Slingewas constructed at German shipyard Flender Werft as part of a key component within a new transport system developed by forestry product company Stora Enso. Modeled after a new intermodal project,
B a t h Iron Works recently launched the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) for the U.S. Navy at ceremonies in Bath, Maine. Senator Strom Thurmond, RS. C., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Lucy Mustin, wife of Vice Admiral Henry C.
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
The town of Sibu developed its vibrant fast ferry building tradition in the decades after World War II. But it is only more recently that the vessels' fame and their designs have grown to the point that the little town on Sarawak's Rejan River