Archive of: Design & Innovation

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Davie cuts steel on Resolve-class auxiliary oiler

A containership is being converted for a new use: supporting the Royal Canadian Navy

Web Bulletin 2016
Small Sounder-model fireboat boasts big water capacity, speed

Small Sounder-model fireboat boasts big water capacity, speed

It does not take long to realize that firefighter and boat operator Sean Kearns is an ardent enthusiast when it comes to the Clark County Fire Department’s spanking new fireboat, Mary Firstenburg.

August 2014

On the B.C. coast, regulations are catalyst for well-designed compact crew boats

The greater part of the rugged inlets and islands that make up the British Columbia coast are accessible only by floatplane or boat. Most floatplanes take only three to five passengers and not a lot of freight. Heavy cargos are hauled on ramp barges or landing craft. When a larger crew or smaller freight needs to be transported, the role of the crew boat or water taxi has become paramount.

August 2013
Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

Engineers resurrect use of water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings on commercial ships

As environmental regulations tighten, water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings are becoming a popular alternative to oil-lubricated bearings for commercial vessels.

June/July 2013
LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

LNG receives ringing endorsement from ferry operators

The two biggest ferry operators in North America are poised to embrace liquefied natural gas (LNG) as an alternative to marine diesel to fuel their fleets.

February 2013
Aiviq: Pride of Shell’s Alaskan drilling fleet

Aiviq: Pride of Shell’s Alaskan drilling fleet

2013 Ship of the Year

American Ship Review 2013

NYC plans to order 3 new Staten Island ferries

The New York City Department of Transportation has published a request for proposals for the design of 3 new Staten Island Ferry boats

Web Bulletin 2012
Jensen Designing 10th Tugboat, Eric M. McAllister, for McAllister Towing

Jensen Designing 10th Tugboat, Eric M. McAllister, for McAllister Towing

Vessel is Third in Series and First Tier 3 Tugboat in McAllister Fleet

Web Bulletin 2012
First-ever lightering support vessels prove to be nimble

First-ever lightering support vessels prove to be nimble

In mid May, Capt. E.J. “Junior” Breaux was at the controls of AET Excellence, the second in a four-boat series of purpose-built lightering support vessels (LSVs) constructed at Leevac Shipyards in Jennings, La., for AET Offshore Services of Galveston, Texas.

September 2012

New Chicago tour boat harkens to luxury yachts of 1920s

May 2012
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