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Metal Shark Building Four Passenger Vessels and Additional NYC Ferry ? eet of 150-passenger vessels NYC Ferry currently oper- ates. An additional 85’, 150-passenger USCG Subchapter

T vessel has also been ordered. All of the vessels are cur- rently in production at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana waterfront shipyard, with accelerated delivery timelines calling for all ? ve vessels to complete and deliver in 2018.

Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark is once again NYC Ferry’s new USCG Subchapter K vessels are designed building multiple high-speed aluminum catamaran passen- by Incat Crowther and powered by twin twelve-cylinder, ger vessels for the NYC Ferry Service Operated by Horn- 1,400-horsepower Baudouin 12M26.3 diesel engines, cou- blower. In early August, Metal Shark received orders from pled to ZF Marine ZF3050 gearboxes and turning custom

Hornblower for four 350-passenger USCG Subchapter ? ve-blade Michigan Wheel propellers. These larger “Rock-

K vessels, which are a new and larger platform than the away Class” vessels boast an operating speed of 24 knots.

BRAvo 2500 Pollution Response Vessel

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WC-

MRC) has awarded a construction contract for three of

Robert Allan Ltd.’s BRAvo 2500 Pollution Response Vessels designed to protect Canada’s West Coast. With WCMRC’s aim to increase their offshore spill response capability for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project Robert Al- lan Ltd. was awarded a design contract by WCMRC in late 2016 for the BRAvo 2500 vessels. These modern pol- lution response platforms are custom designed to meet the formidable environmental conditions and demanding re- quirements of Canada’s exposed west coast. They will act as a mothership to other smaller vessels during training technologies, transferring equipment between vessels, and exercises and in the response to a spill, should it occur. provide the ? exibility of utilizing the vessel’s internal tank-

They will be capable of deploying leading containment age or of? oading any oil into WCMRC’s barges.

BRAvo 2500 Pollution Response Vessel at a glance …

Designer: Robert Allan Depth: 3.80 m Fresh water: 12 m³ Speed: 10 knots

Length: 25.0 m Draft, Maximum: 2.8 m Recovered oil: 26 m³ Accommodations: 8

Beam: 10.25 m Fuel oil: 53 m³ Propulsion: Tier 3 Cat C9.3Class: Lloyds Register

Lake Assault River Barges for San Antonio River Walk and also as water taxis. The ? eet consists of ? ve distinct barge rail patterns and can be con? gured in a range of ? oor plans to support touring, dining, commuting, entertaining, spe- cial events and other applications. The modular deck design allows for different layouts of tables, chairs and booths. The ? at deck enables easy entrance and exit. Programmable LED lighting creates a stunning visual display. The boats are de-

Lake Assault Boats recently delivered 24 of the 43 custom signed with care for the environment and sustainability as river barges to the City of San Antonio, Texas. The custom a top priority. Each includes a Torqeedo brand 10kW out- boats are a vital component of the vibrant San Antonio River board electric motor, with power supplied by 16 lithium bat-

Walk that hugs the San Antonio River and major tourist at- teries. Recharging the batteries is an automatic process that tractions. The boats will serve as touring and dining vessels only requires the operator to plug the boat in to shore power.

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