Archive of: Ship Roundups

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Ferries

Ferries

One day, a dream will come true and New York will order more vessels for Staten Island Ferry. Until that happens, shipyards have several attractive contracts to bid on.

American Ship Review 2014
Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Next year will see the first of two huge new Robert Allan Ltd.-design fireboats for the Port of Long Beach that will dwarf any recent deliveries.

American Ship Review 2014
Megayachts

Megayachts

“The signs of recovery are there, but they’re not great,” said Billy Smith, vice president of Trinity Yachts in Gulfport, Miss.

American Ship Review 2014
Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Two fireboats for Boston harbor, one for the city and the other for Logan International Airport, highlight this sector, and this year has seen some promising new orders, notably for the San Francisco Fire Department. Patrol boats and utility boats have also been strong, and the crop of new pilot boats includes Connor Foss, from Foss Maritime’s Rainier shipyard.

American Ship Review 2013
Ferries

Ferries

This year has seen the first firm order for a new dual-fuel ferry from Canada and continued interest in natural gas-powered ferries in the United States.

American Ship Review 2013
Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

Oil rules along the Gulf’s shipyard coast, and confidence ebbed for a while after Deepwater Horizon. The drilling moratorium saw rigs and support vessels leaving for oil fields off the coasts of Brazil and Africa.

American Ship Review 2013
Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

A 64-foot fireboat capable of 45 knots, a new series of yard patrol boats for the U.S. Naval Academy and a trickle of pilot boats highlight this busy segment of the industry.

American Ship Review 2012
Ferries

Ferries

Swan Quarter, a new 220-foot, 50-vehicle ferry, is built for the short chop and constant winds of North Carolina's shallow Pamlico Sound.

American Ship Review 2012
Crew/Supply Boats

Crew/Supply Boats

The refrain of Gulf Coast shipyards, lining the bayous close to the offshore oil, has morphed from location, location, location to uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty.

American Ship Review 2012
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