The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently received a pair of 30 x 10-ft. (9.1 x 3-m) PACKCAT catamaran landing craft designed and built by the William E. Munson Company of Mount Vernon, Wash. Developed for the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program,
In considering activities in the U.S. maritime industry for the short and long term, it is unwise to start the conversation without a mention of the patrol and defense needs of the country in the mounting effort to secure nearly 95,000 miles of coastline.
Havila is set to retrofit its supply vessel Havila Tampen with a pair of Ulstein Aquamaster Azipull azimuth thrusters for main propulsion, replacing conventional azimuth thrusters. The Azipull azimuth thruster from Rolls- Royce uses a pulling propeller ahead
VT Halmatic expanded its range of hull forms to include the Camarc Ltd. 16m pilot/patrol boat design, already proven in service with Associated British Ports (ABP) Port of Humber and the Port of Tees and Hartlepool. The hull — powered by diesel
TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., recently took delivery of an 80- foot, high-speed catamaran, TNT Express I, to be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor. The vessel, one of the first catamarans to be used for commuting in the area,