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Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., Somerset, Mass., has built 34 high-speed ferries. The most recent to hit the water is the 393-passenger Iyanough. Designed by Incat-Crowther , the 154’ × 39’ × 5’ boat is the largest fast ferry that Gladding-Hearn
California is unique, no doubt about it. Some people love it, some people ridicule it, but no one can reasonably deny the state’s significance or its influence. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently described California as a “nation-state.” “We have the
In addition to its low-emissions diesel ferries, WTA has actively pursued a zero-emission ferry powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. At one point, the WTA predicted that it would have a demonstrator fuel-cell ferry running by 2005. At this time,
So, how long should it take to train qualified mates who are able to hold down their own watches? Well, that all depends. It depends on how you define “mate” and “qualified,” and on how a particular company operates its
The WorkBoat Composite Index had another good year in 2006. The Index ended the year by gaining over 12 points in December, or just under 1 percent. For the year, the Index rose over 22 percent. That topped 2005 when
Last year, after casualties involving a pontoon water taxi, a state-inspected tour boat and a charter fishing vessel, the Coast Guard “recommended” that certain small passenger vessels should operate “only in reasonable operating conditions.” The interim measures were published in
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Rates for U.S. Gulf offshore service vessels continued to slide as 2006 came to a close. In December, rates for all but one vessel category were lower. Though 2006 was still a good year for operators in terms of revenue
Railroad steam locomotives were designed to move in one direction — forward. However, the diesel-electric engines that replaced them could move in both directions. A dilemma soon arose over what defined the forward movement and front of the new diesel
A sad tug tale
The sad end to an able tug from New York Harbor speaks to a larger issue that confronts many waterfront communities.
Author: Kathy Bergren Smith
April 17, 2014
Costa Concordia cover-up
Now that the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is upright, the world's eyes turn from the technical drama of the salvage operation to the legal drama of the captain's trial.
Author: Leslie Taylor
April 15, 2014
Changing a vessel's mission?
Even if you only make a slight change in how you use your vessel, one of the first calls you should make before you sign off on the changes should be to your marine insurance agent.
Author: Gene McKeever
April 15, 2014