Archive of: Onboard

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Baltic-bred newcomer delivers speed, efficiency in Port Everglades

Baltic-bred newcomer delivers speed, efficiency in Port Everglades

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a port city that is no stranger to fast, sleek, high-tech vessels, has a new one turning heads as Pilot No. 7 slices the waterway connecting Port Everglades with the ship anchorage.

June/July 2018
Bay Area’s new ‘green’ ferries deliver vroom with a view

Bay Area’s new ‘green’ ferries deliver vroom with a view

Capt. Dushan Crawford gave a quick warning as he prepared to push off the terminal in Alameda, Calif., on the high-speed ferry Cetus.

March 2018
MetalCraft patroller for Bangladesh a model of simplicity

MetalCraft patroller for Bangladesh a model of simplicity

Slicing through the drizzle and mist on the Cataraqui River at Kingston, Ontario, on a trial run before delivery to the Bangladeshi army, Bob Clark, contracts manager for MetalCraft Marine, was suited up against the chill and had the patrol boat’s throttles full forward.

March 2018
New Jones Act ammonia carrier delivers for fertilizer giant

New Jones Act ammonia carrier delivers for fertilizer giant

Swan Island, in the Willamette River at Portland, Ore., saw a lot of ships launched from the Kaiser Yard during World War II, but those shipyard workers could not have imagined anything like the 508-foot Harvest launched by Vigor in 2017 from the same site.

October/November 2017
New Seacor FSV redefines comfort on the go

New Seacor FSV redefines comfort on the go

Seacor Marine’s sparkling new fast supply vessel, Liam J McCall, cut through the gloom of a dismal morning on the rising Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, La.

May 2017
New Bisso tug reaffirms 20-year commitment to z-drives

New Bisso tug reaffirms 20-year commitment to z-drives

Mr. Ruben, constructed at Main Iron Works, is the 10th tugboat that the Houma, La., yard has delivered to Bisso Towboat of New Orleans.

April 2017
IPS-driven Manatee step up for Tampa Bay pilots

IPS-driven Manatee step up for Tampa Bay pilots

Manatee, fast and sleek and seeming to come out of nowhere, snugged up abreast of the pilot’s ladder on the hull of the 611-foot break-bulk ship Texas Enterprise.

March 2017
British Columbia’s new cable ferry always on its moorings

British Columbia’s new cable ferry always on its moorings

“This is not a regular ferry, this is not a regular ferry.” BC Ferries project manager Mark Nemeth repeated this mantra to himself in the early stages of building Baynes Sound Connector at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards.

December/January 2017
Sabine Pilots bank on new boat’s deep-V hull design

Sabine Pilots bank on new boat’s deep-V hull design

The Sabine Pilots took delivery of the 53.5-foot Port Arthur, a Chesapeake-class aluminum pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Mass., last spring.

October/November 2016
New Texas A&M boat gets researchers right where they need to go

New Texas A&M boat gets researchers right where they need to go

As Capt. Steve Brown entered Bolivar Roads at the entrance to Galveston Bay, he opened up the Scania mains, propelling Texas A&M’s new 65-foot research and training vessel up to 22 knots, then demonstrated a very flat turn at speed.

August 2016
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