A Boeing jetfoil to be evaluated in a variety of naval and commercial roles by the government of Indonesia was launched recently by Boeing Marine Systems in Renton, Wash. Bima Samudera I, the first jetfoil fo r the Republic of Indonesia, will
The latest testament to Finnish cruise ship building prowess is embodied in the recently delivered Carnival Spirit, a ship that will become well-known not only for what it contains within, but for what it does not let out. Carnival Spirit, newbuilding no.
The first in a series of five fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy by Avondale Shipyards, a division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) in recent ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. Named for the late Henry J.
Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle naval architects, recently completed the design for two 22-car ferries for service between Miami Beach and Fisher Island, Fla. William B. Rebozo, president of Island Developers, Ltd., operators of the ferries,
Italian classification society RINA has launched Green Star, which it is dubbing the new environmental standard for shipping. The recently delivered Costa Atlantic from Kvaerner Masa-Yards for Costa Crociere is the first ship to meet the green standard,
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.
FBM Marine Ltd. of Cowes, Isle of Wight, has won a contract to build three new catamaran ferry craft for the Riverbus Partnership who operate the RiverBus service on the River Thames. The 62-seat catamarans are specifically designed for use on riverine and harbor ferry routes.
The City of San Francisco is preparing to advertise for tenders to build a new fireboat, which has been designed by Morris Guralnick Associates, Inc., according to an announcement made by Hugh F. Munroe, president and chief executive officer of
The Hoosier State, a twin-screw 556-horsepower tug, was recently completed by R.E. Derecktor and Co., Dania, Fla., for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. of Chicago, 111. Designed by S.L. Petchul, Inc., Naval Architect, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the
Six 32-foot high-speed fire retardant fiberglass Corsair river patrol boats, similar to the U.S. Navy's PBRs, have been sold to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Burma for a contract price of $606,000 by Uniflite, Inc., military, commercial,