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Rodriquez Cantieri Navali Launches Largest Fast Ferry

Italian specialist shipyard Rodriquez Cantieri Navali launched the Federico Garcia Lorca on April 28 — its largest vessel ever built. Subsequent to its inaugural festivities, the ship was towed to Savona, Italy for final outfitting, commissioning and then sea trials.


Freeport Shipbuilding Delivers Aluminum Research Vessel

Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla., delivered a 163-ft. (49.6-m), 32-knot aluminum monohull research vessel, which was designed by DeJong & Lebet — marking DeJong's entrance into the high-performance workboat field. This new design is a milestone

SeaStreak Launches New High-Speed Catamaran

SeaStreak America, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140- ft. (42.6 m) commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York.

Sea-Kindly: A Steady Vessel by Design

Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea

Pacific Towboat Names Four To Executive Posts

Harold Malterre has been named vice president and general manager of Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co. of Long Beach, Calif., it was announced by Dave Ballash, president of Dillingham Maritime- Western Division. At the same time Mr. Ballash announced the appointment of John Turner,

Lloyd's To Class Two Large Crane Barges To Be Built By Mitsui

Two large crane barges are to be built to Lloyd's Register class by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co. for the Heerema Group. A design appraisal will be carried out by the Society's Offshore Services Group, and the barges will be built under survey at the Mitsui Shipyard.

Trinity Wins $120-Million Contract For Two Vessels

President Clinton announces contract award; Title XI financing plan helps secure order A direct beneficiary of the Title XI financing guarantees was Trinity Marine Group (TMG), a subsidiary of Trinity Industries, Inc., which includes 15 shipyards.

Butterworth Systems Names Lewis Engineering Manager

Mike Lewis has been appointed engineering manager of Butterworth Systems (UK) Ltd., Croydon, England. Butterworth Systems produces equipment for tank cleaning, underwater hull cleaning, o i l / w a t e r separation, and high-pressure water jetting for

New Tube-Cleaning Unit Announced By Goodway —Literature Available

With the high cost of energy it has become more important than ever to clean tubes in condensers and heat exchangers on a regular schedule. Goodway Tools Corporation has developed the Ream- A-Matic machine f e a t u r i n g an electric motor that

N o r w e g i a n Firm To Buy Jetfoils For Offshore Use From Boeing M a r i ne

Braathens S.A.F.E., a Scandinavian d o m e s t i c a i r l i n e headquartered in Oslo, Norway, has reached agreement with Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash , toward the purchase of two Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoils for use in o f f s h o r e oil c r e w and supply transfer.

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