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Metal Shark Wins Two Passenger Vessel Contracts ies. For the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA),

Metal Shark will produce two 105’, high speed/low wake, 149-passenger aluminum catamaran ferries, which will bring vastly improved passenger comfort and convenience, operat- ing economy, safety, and environmental friendliness to New

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been award- Orleans ferry routes. Currently RTA operates two ferries built ed two separate contracts to produce passenger vessels for in 1977 and 1937 to transport New Orleans-area passengers the Potomac Riverboat Company division of Entertainment across the Mississippi River between Algiers Point and Canal

Cruises, and for the New Orleans Regional Transit Author- Street, and Lower Algiers and Chalmette. The vessels for both ity. For the Potomac Riverboat Company, Metal Shark will projects have been designed by BMT Designers and Plan- produce four 88’, high speed/low wake, 149-passenger alu- ners, drawing from the company’s extensive portfolio of prov- minum catamarans. The new passenger vessels will provide en low-wake, low-wash hull forms. Both vessels are USCG commuters in the Washington DC metro region. Potomac Subchapter T compliant and have been designed to combine

Riverboat Company parent Entertainment Cruises is the na- passenger comfort with fuel ef

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