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Knight & Carver Launches
Loco Buzzard III
Knight & Carver YachtCenter has launched its latest luxury yacht, Loco
Buzzard III, a custom-designed, custom- crafted 65 ft. (19.8-m) cruising catama- ran yachtfisher co-designed by Knight &
Carver and Morrelli & Melvin of New- port Beach. Calif. The launch occurred on January 21, 2002, at Knight & Carv- er's facility in National City, Calif, where the vessel's owner, Buzz Sands, christened the $2.8 million vessel, which is the second custom-built and designed yacht provided by Knight &
Carver for the Southern California- based yachtsman.
Following the christening. Loco Buz- zard III will undergo a series of sea tri- als with final delivery expected by mid-
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Length, (o.a.) 65 ft. (19.8 m)
Beam 24 ft. (7.3 m)
Displacement 105,000 lbs.
Power 2 x 660 hp Caterpillar, 3196 diesel
Fuel capacity 2,000 gallons
Top Speed 27 knots
Cruising Speed 0 knots
Delivers Second ATB
Alabama Shipyard has delivered another articulated tug and barge (ATB) unit to Reinauer Transportation Compa- nies of Staten Island, N.Y. The Christian
Reinauer and the RTC 143 is the second
ATB unit built for Reinauer at Alabama
Shipyard's facility in Mobile. The first
ATB unit, the Nicole Leigh Reinauer, and the RTC 135 was delivered by
Alabama Shipyard in December 1999.
The 7,200 hp twin-screw ocean-going tug, which is able to push a load barge at approximately 11 knots, has a length of 124 ft. (37.7 m) and features the patent- ed Intercon tug/barge coupler system designed and built by Intercontinental
Engineering and Manufacturing Corpo- ration of Kansas City, Mo.
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Austal Secures Contract
With U.S. Military
Austal USA has secured a deal via its majority-owned parent company, Austal
Ltd., for a three-year, $31-million con- tract with the U.S. Military Sealift Com- mand chartering a 330-ft. (100.5-m) high-speed catamaran.
Designated as a Theater Support Ves- sel, the ship has already completed a proof of concept charter that began in
This is the first time that the U.S. Mil- itary has contracted a commercial vessel of this type for operational military sup- port. Known as WestPac Express, the vessel will be utilized for operations supporting the Third Marine Expedi- tionary Force (III MEF) of the U.S.
Marine Corps, stationed in Okinawa,
Japan — where it has already served effectively on its initial charter.
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Enhanced Safety and Operating Efficiency
IBS is a comprehensive bridge system developed by JRC with three aims: energy conservation, reduced labor demands, and greater safety.
A host of unique electronics technologies in fields ranging from radar,
ECDIS and navigation data display to IRCS and INMARSAT contribute to enhanced safety at sea with significantly lighter demands on the steersman.
SJD-1206 IRCS Workstation
With this one workstation it is possible to operate a multitude of radio communication facilities. A user-friendly design ensures easy operation by all operators.
JMA-9800 Color ARPA Radar
This futuristically designed radar unit features a large 29-inch high-definition color CRT display. It enables quick detection of small targets.
JAN-3598 ECDIS Total Navigator
This advanced ECDIS system permits fully automatic navigation. It features a large color
LCD and abundant functions unique to JRC, including radar video overlay, grounding prevention, NAVTEX data, route safety check, alarm displays and engine data display. The result is greater safety and economy.
JRC[ flapan Radio Co., lid.
Maritime Sales Department
I-I Shimorenjaku 5-chome,
Mitaka-shi, Tokyo 181 8510, Japan telephone: 81-422-45-9552
Telefax: 81-422-45-9273 http://www.jrc.co.jp/
Seattle Branch Office: 1011 SW Klickitat Way Bldg. B.
Suite 100 Seattle, WA 98134. USA
New York Sales Office:
Suite 208. 2125 Center Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ 07024, USA
Telefax: 1-201-242-1885 ,IRC Amsterdam Office:
C'essnalaan 40-42. 1119NL.
Telefax: 31-20-658-0755 .IRC do Brasil Kmpreendimentos
Av. Almirante Barroso. 63-S/309
CEP20031-003 Rio de Janeiro. RJ. Brasil
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