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New & Notable

Austal USA Sells Second

Vessel Into N.Y. Market

Austal USA has signed a contract with

Cloud Nine of New York to construct a 135-ft. (41-m) dinner cruise monohull for operation in the Manhattan-Queens area.

This is the second sale by Austal USA to the New York market this year and will further showcase the company's ability to deliver a high quality, cus- tomized product.

Cloud Nine specializes in offering pri- vate, luxury dinner cruises for social and corporate groups and have developed a large base of repeat customers.

The New York based company cur- rently operate a 95-ft. (29-m) dinner cruise monohull and this new larger

Austal USA vessel, due for delivery to

New York during April 2003, will enable Cloud Nine to cater for larger groups.

The new vessel will operate at a ser- vice speed of 16 knots offering their trademark "New York Skyline Tours" departing from Queens (near Shea Sta- dium) or Manhattan (at East 23rd St).

Main Particulars

Length, (o.a.) 135 ft. (40.8 m)

Length, (Waterline) 118 ft. (35.9 m)

Beam (molded) ... 30 ft. (9.1 m)

Hull Depth (molded) 12 ft. (3.6 m)

Maximum Draft . .. 7 ft. (2.1 m)

Passengers 149

Crew 3 operational; 9 hotel

Engine 2 x Cummins KTA 38 - MO delivering 800 bhp each at 1800rpm

Gearbox 2 x Reversing Marine Gearboxes

Propellers . . .2 x Fixed Pitch Propellers

Gensets 2 x Cummins 6CTA8.3-D(M)

Speed (@70 percent MCR) 16 Knots

Fuel consumption 80 gal/hr.

Capable of accommodating up to 149 guests, the aluminum monohull will be particularly suited to private and corpo- rate functions and will feature a large galley for full on-board catering, two bars, dance floors and a bridal suite for the very popular wedding functions held on board.

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Manitowoc Launches Tug

Ocean Reliance

The Manitowoc Company. Inc. announced the successful launch of the 127-ft. (38.7-m) tug, Ocean Reliance, the first of two tugs being built at Mani- towoc's Marinette Marine subsidiary.

When delivered, Ocean Reliance and its sister tug Coastal Reliance will be cou- pled with 155,000-barrel, double-hulled petroleum barges, which are currently being constructed at Manitowoc's Bay

Shipbuilding subsidiary.

Ocean Reliance is powered by 9,280- hp engines and is equipped with an

Intercon coupling system that will link the ocean-class tug with its 512-ft. (156- m) barge. Scheduled for delivery later this year, both tug/barge units are fully compliant with the provisions of the Oil

Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA '90).

Both of Vessel Management's new tug/barge units will operate in the Pacif- ic Northwest and are among the largest and most-sophisticated vessels of their type ever constructed in the United

States.

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