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Nichols Brothers Builds New McNeil Island Ferry

Amid a festive celebration, the new McNeil Island ferry (shown above), built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey Island, Wash., was christened recently at the Nicbols dock on Whidbey Island. The new ferry was built, only after years

 

Three Hulls = One Ship

The U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) has been studying the use of the trimaran hullform for its Future Surface Combatant. As part of its research and risk reduction process an ocean going demonstrator Research Vessel (RV) Triton was procured by QinetiQ, the former U.

Water Jetting System To Install Steel Pilings Developed By Navy

The U.S. Navy is developing a unique universal footing that uses a novel internal water jetting system to install steel foundation pilings in all types of seafloors, more quickly and more economically than present methods. The Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) at Port Hueneme,

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.

Adsteam To Buy Howard Smith

Australia's Adsteam Marine Ltd. agreed to buy Howard Smith Ltd.'s Australian and U.K. towage businesses for $248 million. Adsteam plans to use a $163 million bank debt facility from National Australia Bank Ltd. to finance the deal which includes

 
 
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