Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has delivered the new M/V Prudence Ferry to the Prudence Island Navigation Company. The ferry took over operations of the previous vessel, the Prudence II, on March 1. The new M/V Prudence Ferry at 64 feet by 35 feet by 4 feet,
Izar Sevilla delivered the ferry Tassili II to Algeria's Entreprise Nationale de Transport Maritime de Voyageurs (ENTMV). Tassili II is the first of the two sister vessels for ENTMV, with the second, dubbed El Djazair, scheduled for delivery in May 2005.
Ever since the sinking of the Titanic, experts have occupied themselves with the question of how passengers can be evacuated from a ship in the fastest possible way. Passengers and crew rarely have a chance to prepare themselves for the consequences of a disaster.