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Artist's conception of the "Air Ride 109" passenger ferry under construction at Avondale
Industries' Avondale Boat Division, New Orleans, La. She will be operated in New York City commuter service by Tri-State Marine Transport, Inc.
Avondale Boat Division Building 400-Passenger SES Ferry
Commuter Boat To Operate Between Kennedy Airport
The Avondale Boat Division, New
Orleans, La., of Avondale Indus- tries, Inc., has received an order for a high-speed 400-passenger Surface-
Effect-Ship (SES) catamaran that will be operated by Tri-State Ma- rine Transport, Inc., in New York
City commuter service between
Kennedy Airport and downtown
Expected to enter into service this spring, the 109-foot "Air Ride" passenger ferry, with a beam of 34 feet, designed by Air Craft, Inc., will travel at speeds between 40 to 50 knots, dramatically reducing com- muting time between downtown and the airport.
The SES passenger ferry will be powered by two 16-cylinder Deutz
MWM 604B series diesel engines, each rated at 2,253 hp at 1,800 rpm, fitted to KaMeWa waterjets.
A Surface-Effect-Ship is an air- supported craft with catamaran-like sidewalls, in which the volume of air between the hulls is trapped with flexible bow and stern seals. This trapped air is then pressurized, pro- viding a lift force on the entire hull.
The effect is that, with the reduced drag between the boat and the water, the vessel can provide more speed with the same amount of pow- er.
SES craft provide a stable plat- form in heavy seas and handle simi- larly to conventional planing boats.
The state-of-the-art "Air Ride" ferry will have two decks with bar and buffet facilities and will be fit- ted with extensive noise reduction systems for passenger comfort.
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Lykes Names Two Senior
VPs And Three New VPs
In order to strengthen the compa- ny for its future needs and provide an organization responsive to the demands of the industry, W.
James Amoss, chairman and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros.
Steamship Co., Inc., recently an- nounced the reorganization of the finance division, the election of a new senior vice president to head the Planning and Analysis Group, and the election of a new chief financial officer.
John D. List, formerly vice pres- ident and treasurer, has been named senior vice president and chief fi- nancial officer.
J.T. Lykes III, formerly vice president and treasurer, has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Both Mr. List and Mr. Lykes will report to president and chief operating officer Eugene F.
Elizabeth A. Wetzel has been named vice president and treasurer, and George P. Buchert has been named vice president-voyage re- porting.
Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., headquartered in New Orleans and with offices around the world, oper- ates a fleet of 28 American-flag ves- sels including 10 container, two roll- on/roll-off, and 16 multipurpose vessels.
Port Of Palm Beach Builds
New Cruise Terminal
The Port of Palm Beach has bro- ken ground on a new $1.7-million cruise terminal building to accom- modate the growing fleet of Crown
The 19,000-square-foot two-story building, which will be leased to
Crown Cruise Line, will provide space for baggage handling and cus- toms on the lower level and have embarkation, check-in facilities, a
VIP lounge and offices on the sec- ond level.
Board Of Directors
OMI Corp., a major bulk shipping company, has expanded its board of directors to nine members from sev- en, and has announced the appoint- ment of four new directors, Chaim
Barash, Livio Borghese,
Emanuel L. Rouvelas, and
Franklin W.L. Tsao.
Mr. Barash is OMI's senior vice president, operations. Mr. Borgh- ese is chairman of International
Investment Banking, Prudential-
Bache Capital Funding, New York;
Mr. Rouvelas is a partner in the law firm of Preston, Thorgrimson,
Ellis & Holman, Washington, D.C.;
Mr. Tsao is president of Shipcen- tral Limited, a New York ship bro- kerage and real estate investment firm, and of A.L. Burbank & Co.,
Ltd., ship brokers.
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