Ten years ago, a RoRo passenger service called Sealink, commenced in the Bahamas — operating from Nassau to port of Governor's Harbor on the adjacent island of Eleuthera. The vessel that performed this service was an aging 14- knot Greek ferry, which established a solid market within the RoRo sector.
Despite its healthy growth spurt, the venture ceased in 1993 resulting from rising repair costs and maintenance, specifically in the machinery department, as some engine parts had since been discontinued.
Then a group of local businessmen purchased an Australian RoPax catamaran to re-enter the Eleuthera trade. This vessel, which incidentally is also named Sealink, is from the Sea Transport Solutions (STS) design studio in Queensland, Australia.
According to Craig Symonette, chairman of Bahamas Searoad, the shallow draft and quadruple engines provide good access to shallow ports, but more importantly a redundancy coverage that their previous vessels didn't have.
While the selected one-year-old Sealink was similar to the optimum vessel, the weather on the alternative route of Nassau to Abaco generated waves up to 10 ft. (3 m) at certain times. STS designed a modified high bow and generated the CNC discs to facilitate the modification. The process of removing the old bow was undertaken by a local shipyard in Brisbane.
Boasting four MAN 14-liter, 390-shp diesels with 2.5:1 twin disc gearboxes, providing a service speed of 16 knots, the vessel also holds aluminum deck hatches above each engine room to facilitate a rapid engine change, while two generators supply 35 kva each.
The vessel can transport four trucks, 24 cars and 200 passengers, while its 50 ft. (15.2 m) wide deck allows cars to load first and drive up the portside, turning around and facing aft on the starboard side. Sealink ran into its first experience with harsh weather conditions in April where it was caught in the middle of cyclone Neil east of Fiji — experiencing 25-30 ft. waves — both the vessel and crew were unharmed.
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and eight towboats from American Barge and Towing Company of St. Louis, Mo. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. In making the announcement, Neil N. Diehl, chairman and CEO of Ingram Barge Company, said: "We are very pleased to have reached agreement with American Barge and Towing for purchase
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a broad restructuring of its organization to enhance its marketing effectiveness and facilitate efficient administration of Ingram's growing fleet. Neil N. Diehl, Ingram Barge Company's chairman, in announcing the changes said: "Ingram Barge has achieved great success during the past two years in
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The Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel hull number 27 started its official life as the R/V Neil Armstrong, the first research vessel named after a space explorer. The ship was designed by Guido Perla and Associates and built at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI). R/V Neil Armstrong
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. The following slate of officers were nominated and elected at the meeting: Eric E. Lithen, chairman ; Neil E. Reddy, vice chairman ; John C. Daidola, secretarytreasurer; and Siegfried C. Kellner, member of the Executive Committee. The paper presented
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PASSENGER VESSELS successfully promoted safety. It is imperative that the Coast comply with a lower safety standard,” according to Smith. Guard safety function be preserved” (emphasis added). As readers likely know, after 43 years, these CBP rulings Bottom line for Stephens and PVA: Congress should not
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INSIGHTS Give us a ‘by the numbers’ insight on Red and White. We have a total of four vessels in our ? eet. Less than 1 million passengers embark on our cruises annually. You are known for being passionate about the envi- ronment. And, you have made no secret of the fact that you want to build new
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EDITOR’S NOTE aithful readers of this publication will have read in December’s editor’s note that longtime Marine News editor Joseph Keefe is now settling into well-deserved retire- F ment. Those familiar with Joe’s work know that his successor has big shoes to ? ll. Luckily for me, Joe has been a generous
USCG-PVA Quality Partnership Contributing Writers Lawrence R. DeMarcay, III • Tom Ewing • Rick Eyerdam Annual Report (2015-2018) Joe Hudspeth • Randy O’Neill • Barry Parker PRODUCTION 16 SAFETY Production & Graphics Manager Fishing for Trouble: Nicole Ventimiglia • [email protected]
CONTENTS MarineNews January 2020 • Volume 31 Number 1 INSIGHTS 12 Thomas C. Escher Chairman, Red and White Fleet PASSENGER VESSEL SAFETY 18 An Ever-vigilant Focus PVA is on a mission to enhance safety and support the next generation of industry leaders. By Bob Lawler FERRY TRENDS 20 Critcal
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