One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.
Bell Aerospace Textron, Division of Textron Inc., has just been awarded a $102-million contract to construct additional air cushion landing craft for the U.S. Navy. The contract was announced by John J. Kelly, senior vice president and general manager of Bell Aerospace Textron,
The 48,000-gross-ton motor car carrier Overseas Joyce was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to the owner, OSG Car Carriers, Inc. The vessel, which can carry a total of 5,300 cars, is designed to transport microbuses,
Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has received a new 300-passenger, highspeed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company,
Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), the Argentina stateowned oil company, has awarded IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, a contract in excess of $6 million for two offshore marine terminal systems to augment two other IMODCOdesigned and
A contract to build three double-ended RoRo Ferries for the Canadian Shipping Company British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. has been won by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The total value of the contracts is approximately $325 million Canadian.
The commissioning of the Incat-built 315-ft. (96-m) Wave Piercing Sealift Catamaran contracted to the United States military for a deployment of two years, has taken place at Norfolk, Va. The vessel will serve to enhance mission capability in a
Austal has launched what it is claiming to be the largest aluminium ship ever built, the 417 ft. (127 m) trimaran ferry Benchijigua Express. Benchijigua Express is the outcome of collaboration between Fred. Olsen, S.A. and Austal involving more
Incat has confirmed a contract with the U.S. Military. Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting arm that will lease the craft from Bollinger/Incat USA, LLC, Lockport, La., to support U.S. Navy Mine Warfare Command. The craft
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.