The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently at the Philadelphia Engineers' Club, Philadelphia, Pa. After a social hour and dinner, coauthors A.C. Brown Sr., vice president of J.J. Henry Co., Inc.
review of some of the oceangoing vessels that were converted during the past year for military and commercial applications. ANTARES Avondale Shipyards The USNS Antares, redelivered this year by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., was the first of three
The 442-passenger, fast catamaran Atlanticat was delivered to it's hailing port of Portsmouth, NH. recently. The vessel, built for B.B.O., LLC will be operating as Acadian Whale Adventures out of Bar Harbor, Maine and used for off shore whale watching
Although it has diversified into other vessel types in recent years. Western Australian based shipbuilding group Austal still counts fast ferries as a core market. The last year has been no exception. with the biggest news being the June announcement
Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit.
A new generation of fireboat hit the water this June. The NFPA Class 'C' 37- knot speedster exhibited speed, maneuverability and control. She had high pumping capacity and the ability to recover more injured survivors at one time than boats twice her size.
James N. Miller & Sons of St. Monans, Fife, Scotland, has signed an exclusive agreement with Swath Ocean International to build their range of small waterplane area twinhull (SWATH) vessels for the European market. Swath Ocean and Miller's also
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
The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee recently added language to the FY 1989 defense appropriations bill which would order the Navy to open the competition to build a fourth Aegis guided missile destroyer to all qualified U.S. shipyards.