Archive of: Onboard

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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
Customers prefer z-drives, and Bisso’s new tug delivers

Customers prefer z-drives, and Bisso’s new tug delivers

On a blustery March morning, Capt. Aaron Anderson was putting the new azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tugboat Archie T. Higgins through its paces on the Mississippi River in front of the E.N. Bisso & Son dock at the foot of Walnut Street in New Orleans.

June/July 2016
Pilots, passengers enjoy highly maneuverable launches at Vancouver

Pilots, passengers enjoy highly maneuverable launches at Vancouver

When the sun decides to shine in Vancouver, British Columbia, it shines bright.

May 2016
Nation’s first LNG-fueled OSV is also pretty comfortable

Nation’s first LNG-fueled OSV is also pretty comfortable

Perhaps lost in the prestige and interest generated by being the first LNG-fueled, Tier 4 offshore supply vessel in the United States with an ABS Enviro+ classification, is that Harvey Energy could easily garner a four- or five-star hotel rating.

February 2016
New York harbor tanker never misses a fuel delivery

New York harbor tanker never misses a fuel delivery

Capt. Rich Naruszewicz, at the helm of Capt. Log, issues his radio sécurité call while crossing New York Harbor.

August 2014
Helicopter or boat – for bar pilots it’s all about safe transfers

Helicopter or boat – for bar pilots it’s all about safe transfers

“It is a system,” said Capt. Robert Johnson of the Columbia River Bar Pilots, explaining the relation between their helicopter and pilot boat.

May 2014
Pilots aim to show they’re ready for post-Panamax era

Pilots aim to show they’re ready for post-Panamax era

Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s Rania, a 1,090-foot-long, 142-foot-wide containership on its way up the bay from Norfolk, Va., to Baltimore.

April 2014
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