Recent growth in ferry construction, particularly in the U.S., has been significant. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently reported that the U.S. marine transportation system annually transports 134 million passengers by ferry. Although the U.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Route #4, Pine Bluff, Ark. 71601, recently delivered a SteelShip 80 with elevating pilothouse to International Paper Company, Woodlands Division, Mobile, Ala. The new vessel, named the Forest Queen, will be operating on the Yazoo River,
The Clipper III, at 114 ft. (35 m) long and 88-gt, is the smallest of the three Clipper ships — high-speed passenger catamarans — owned by Clipper Navigation, Inc. of Seattle. The main route of the vessels is between Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia — a trip which,
The annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held at "The Harrison," Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada, the weekend of October 7-9, was attended by more than 130 members and guests.
Equipped with a unique computerized positioning system, the Saipem Castoro Sei, the world's largest pipelaying barge, began its sea trials in August off the Italian coast. The column-stabilized, semisubmersible barge, which measures 470 by 212 by
A $321,607 contract has been awarded to the French firm of Thomson-CSF, Inc. by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce, for a 20- month exploratory program to develop a shipboard Current/ Depth Measuring Subsystem.
COMSAT Maritime Services recently performed a successful experiement transmitting a compressed 768 Kbps service from its Southbury, Conn., Coast Earth Station to the Queen Elizabeth 2 of Cunard Lines. The one-hour program containing NBC Nightly News,
P&O Nedlloyd Container Line is the world's third largest container shipping company, operating 157 vessels, a cumulative 407.000 tons on 84 routes with 235 direct call ports. With a fleet this massive and the growing need to communicate with ships,
The 500-passenger Landing Queen, a 290-ton displacement sternwheel riverboat, was christened recently at the Landing at Seven Coves, a country club/resort hotel on Lake Conroe, Texas. More than 200 guests attended the ceremony, which was hosted by Wilburn S.