Archive of: American Ship Review

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Harvey Energy

Harvey Energy

The maritime industry in the United States has been somewhat slow to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for vessels. Harvey Gulf International Marine, by contrast, began moving ahead rapidly as soon as its leadership became convinced of the benefits.

American Ship Review 2015
Tokitae

Tokitae

The christening of Tokitae at the Vigor Fab shipyard in Seattle last spring was a milestone for Washington State Ferries (WSF), culminating a decade of work with the first of a new Olympic class of ships.

American Ship Review 2015
Fast Server

Fast Server

Spotting the brilliant orange and yellow of an Edison Chouest oilfield support vessel in the Gulf of Mexico is as common as spotting egrets in a Louisiana swamp, and the boats soon will be even more common.

American Ship Review 2015
Fort Ripley

Fort Ripley

Jack of all trades, master of none. When building a boat for multiple missions, it’s a label that can be hard to avoid. You may be able to shimmy all of the pieces into place, but will the final product deliver for all concerned when it finally hits the water?

American Ship Review 2015
D’Natalin IV

D’Natalin IV

In the early 2000s, a couple of shipyards in the Pacific Northwest began refining the traditional hand lay-up process of composite boat construction by implementing a vacuum infusion method, whereby negative pressure is applied to extract air and at the same time impregnate the mold with resin. Vancouver, Wash.-based Christensen Shipyards was one of those innovators.

American Ship Review 2015

D'Natalin IV specifications

American Ship Review 2015
Ferries

Ferries

A long-awaited industry plum — new boats for the Staten Island Ferry — gained even more appeal last summer when a design contract was awarded to Seattle’s renowned Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG).

American Ship Review 2015
Pilots, fire, patrol

Pilots, fire, patrol

Among the noteworthy builds in the past year is Foss Maritime’s new offering for the Port of Long Beach, Calif. — a 108-foot, Robert Allan Ltd.-designed fireboat that will be one of the world’s most powerful.

American Ship Review 2015
Research/survey vessels

Research/survey vessels

Will a push for more data on the impacts of climate change lead to a surge in the construction of research vessels?

American Ship Review 2015
Entering a new age of shipping

Entering a new age of shipping

Four contracts signed by General Dynamics Nassco over the last 10 months have changed the future of shipbuilding in the United States by bringing liquefied natural gas propulsion into the mainstream.

American Ship Review 2014
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