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Bell Aerospace Delivers 160-Ton Air Cushion Landing Craft To Navy

The Navy has received its first advanced development air cushion vehicle, the JEFF(B), at the Naval Coastal Systems Center, Panama City, Fla. Designed and constructed by Bell Aerospace Textron, the JEFF(B) is ready for a period of intense Navy testing.

 

Schottel Rudderpropellers Offer Power, Maneuverability

New Installations In Catamarans, Tugs The first of a planned series of seven passenger catamarans for operation in Sydney Harbor, Australia, recently completed sea trials, surpassing the owner's expectations for strict minimal wave formation and low noise emissions.

Incat Launches Its Own New "Milenium"

The latest catamaran to pierce the waves from Incat Tasmania is Milenium, which was delivered to Transmediterranea for operation in the Mediterranean. Launched this past April from Incat's Coverdales shipbuilding facility at Hobart's Prince of Wales Bay, the 315 ft.

U.S.-FLAG CRUISING: READY TO SAIL?

New Gaming Law First Step In Opening Lucrative Market To U.S. Operators * Editor's Note: The Transportation Institute is a maritime trade association based in the Washington, D. C. area which represents more than 140 U.S.-flag shipping companies

Boeing Awards Six Hydrofoil Contracts Totaling $4,360,000

Boeing Marine Systems, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Wash. 98124, has awarded contracts totaling more than $4,360,000 for work in connection with the production of Patrol Hydrofoil Missileships (PHM) for the U.S. Navy. More than 30 major contractors will

ASNE-Puget Sound Hears Report On Coast Guard Service In The 1980s

A recent meeting of the Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers heard Capt. Emlyn Jones Jr., of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District, deliver a presentation on "The Coast Guard of the Eighties." The report focused on the

Irish Firm To Offer New Boeing Jetfoil Service

Jetlink Ferries Limited of Dublin, Ireland, has announced it will begin Boeing Jetfoil service across the English Channel from Brighton, England, to Dieppe, France, in May 1979, under the name SEAJET. This is the second Jetfoil service for Europe to be announced this year,

ALRC Gets $13-Million Award To Supply Pumps For Boeing-Built Ships

A three-year, $13-million contract has been awarded to the Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company (ALRC) of Sacramento, Calif., by Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle, Wash., to produce waterjet pumps for five Patrol Hydrofoil Missile-carrying ships (PHMs) which Boeing is building for the U.

Coast Guard Orders Schottel Jet Thruster

— Literature Available Schottel of America, Inc., of Miami, Fla., recently received an order from the Coast Guard for a remote controlled water-jet bow propulsion and maneuvering system for a shallow-draft barge that is believed to be the first such installation in the U.

High Speed Ferry Set For Block Island

Beginning this summer, passengers traveling from Point Judith to Block Island, R.I. will be able to complete their travel in about half the time it normally takes to perform this voyage - thanks to a 99 ft. (30.1 m), 250-passenger high speed catamaran under construction at Gladding-Hearn.

 
 
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