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Stevedoring Barge for the Port of Providence, RI barge will carry and operate the facility’s 440 ton Liebherr
LHM 550 mobile harbor cranes. The 300-foot long x 72- foot wide rake/box barge has a deck rating of over 6,000 pounds per square foot. The crane barge design allows for the easy loading and unloading of cargo from ships to the dock or from ship to ship. The barge is ABS classed A1 with notation “Deck Barge”, uninspected and unmanned.
The barge was delivered to ProvPort in May and christened on 6 June 2016. Funded, in part, by a $10.5 million Trans- portation Investments Generating Economic Recovery
JMS Naval Architects engineered and designed a crane (TIGER) grant in 2010, the crane barge, along with two barge that will be used for stevedoring operations at Prov- high performance cranes that were delivered in 2013, have
Port, the municipal port of the City of Providence, RI. The transformed the port into a modern marine cargo center.
SAFE Boats Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI)
SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton,
Washington unveiled a new model, the Multi-Mission In- terceptor (MMI), at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) on June 8, 2016. Designed around SAFE Boats proven, commercially available Interceptor family, the 35- foot MMI has a maximum speed of 55+ knots and is ca- pable of high speed open-ocean transits, extreme velocity maneuvers and superior cornering performance. A unique integrated SHOX TRAXS mounting system allows the op- and multi-mission capabilities. The MMI also carries the erator to rapidly con? gure the aft deck to accommodate a latest in innovation from SAFE Boats’ supply partners, variety of mission-speci? c payloads. This is an incredibly including Mercury, FLIR, Raymarine, Boatmaster, David safe platform with outstanding performance, sea keeping Clark, Soft Deck, HyperSpike and Weldon.
Second Foss Arctic Class Ocean Tug Christened meaning the hulls are designed speci? cally for polar wa- ters and are reinforced to maneuver in ice. The ? rst of the three Arctic tugs, the Michele Foss made its debut in 2015.
Like the Michele, the Denise complies with the require- ments in the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Ves- sels Intended to Operate in Polar Waters, including ABS
A1 standards, SOLAS and Green Passport. She includes a Caterpillar C280-8 main engine, which complies with the highest federal environmental standards; a Nautican propulsion system; and Reintjes reduction gears. Markey
The second of three state-of-the-art Arctic Class tugs, Machinery supplied the tow winch. The tug has a bollard the Denise Foss, was christened June 1, 2016 at the Foss pull of 221,000 pounds. The vessel incorporates several
Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, Wash. Built at the Foss environmentally focused designs and structural and tech-
Rainier, OR. Shipyard, the Denise is designed to operate nological upgrades, including the elimination of ballast in the extreme conditions of the far north, and will en- tanks and holding tanks for black and gray water to permit ter service this summer. The Denise Foss is ice class D0, operations in no-discharge zones.
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