Archive of: Profiles Teaser for ASR

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Isla Bella

Isla Bella

Five years ago, shipowners questioning whether liquefied natural gas was the fuel of the future could cite two simple reasons for not making the move: There wasn’t enough supply infrastructure in place to create demand for LNG-powered ships, and there wasn’t enough demand for LNG ships to stimulate investment in infrastructure.

American Ship Review 2016
Marjorie C

Marjorie C

The 692-foot Marjorie C had just docked in San Diego as part of its second round-trip between the U.S. mainland and its home port of Honolulu.

American Ship Review 2016
Spirit of the Sound

Spirit of the Sound

On a July afternoon, Capt. Paul Lepanto piloted the nation’s first hybrid research vessel as it departed its pier at the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk for a two-hour public education cruise.

American Ship Review 2016
Sally Fox

Sally Fox

For the 200 commuters disembarking on Seattle’s Pier 50 from Vashon Island on a drizzly July morning, their crisp new ride — the catamaran Sally Fox — provided a bright way to start the day.

American Ship Review 2016
Arcticus

Arcticus

On a windswept day in June, the 78-foot Arcticus left the dock on Thunder Bay River in Alpena, Mich., made its way past Alpena Light and proceeded on a four-hour run to the middle of Lake Huron.

American Ship Review 2016
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
Liberty Bay

Liberty Bay

Aboard SeaRiver Maritime’s newest U.S.-flag crude carrier, crew morale was sky high. The 823-foot Liberty Bay had just been officially delivered from Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in June 2014, and the SeaRiver crew was outfitting the tanker in preparation to depart the Delaware River for the ship’s introduction to its West Coast trade route.

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
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