The S/S John B. Waterman is the first of three combination rollon /roll-off (ro/ro) container vessels being constructed by Sun Ship, Inc., Chester, Pa., for Waterman Steamship Corp. of New York. Delivery of the Waterman is scheduled for April 1981.
In 1993 the first Geislinger Gesilco glass fiber coupling was put into operation on a fast ferry, built in Spain. The Gesilco was caught up with the same "fate " as any other new invention: its introduction was met with wide-spread skepticism at engine builders,
Algerian state-owned shipowner ENTMV (Enterprise Nationale de Transports Maritimes de Voyageurs) has placed an order with IZAR to build two RoRo passenger ferries. Instead of initial plans for splitting the order between IZAR and its former subsidiary H.
The launching ceremony for the Grimaldi-Naples new RoRo occurred on September 6 at Fincantieri with Iliana Grimaldia. the wife of Emanuel Grimaldi the managing director of Grimaldi-Naples Group, serving as the vessel's Godmother. Grande Amburgo
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently signed a contract with Lake Champlain Transportation of Burlington, Vermont, for the construction of an automobile/ passenger ferry. The vessel will have a length overall of 180 feet, beam of 43 feet 6 inches, and depth of 12 feet.
The Maritime Administration recently approved increases in the actual cost of two roll-on / roll-off containerships being built for Waterman Steamship Corp. by Penn Shipbuilding Co., Cheslocations ter. Pa. An increase of $2,027,000 was approved for hull 346, and $2,531,646 for hull 347.
The Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded a contract on behalf of the Army for the construction of four Logistic Support Vessels (LSV). They will be primarily used to transport cargo from ship to shore and from beach to beach and through
The Acadian Marine group of companies based in New Orleans, La., has announced the signing of contracts valued at $18 million and its construction plans f o r several 350-foot "Clipper-Class" feeder containerships. The Acadian Group recently inked
The three ferry boats that carry thousands of commuters and visitors daily across San Francisco Bay between San Francisco and Larkspur will soon have completely new propulsion drive systems for which Philadelphia Gear Corporation is manufacturing special gearboxes.
Sea Containers will launch its $30 million Superseacat Four fast ferry ser- vice operating between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland beginning April 2000. Measuring 328 ft. (100 m), with a capacity for 752 passengers, the Italianflagged vessel