Commuter Boat To Operate Between Kennedy Airport And Manhattan The Avondale Boat Division, New Orleans, La., of Avondale Industries, Inc., has received an order for a high-speed 400-passenger Surface- Effect-Ship (SES) catamaran that will be operated by Tri-State Marine Transport, Inc., in New York City commuter service between Kennedy Airport and downtown Manhattan.
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 commuting 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 airsupported 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, providing 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 power.
SES craft provide a stable platform in heavy seas and handle similarly to conventional planing boats.
The state-of-the-art "Air Ride" ferry will have two decks with bar and buffet facilities and will be fitted with extensive noise reduction systems for passenger comfort.
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Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of Lockheed Shipbuilding Company's Gulfport Marine Division, Gulfport, Miss. The purchase price has been set at $21,000,000. At present, the Gulfport facility has U.S. Navy contracts to construct nine
harbor tug and long distance towing firm, E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., has taken delivery of the 110-foot tug Capt. Bud Bisso from the Boat Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. The new vessel is equipped for both shiphandling and ocean towing. The 4,400-hp tug is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and
Avondale Industries, Inc. has been awarded a $23-million contract to enlarge an auxiliary oiler of the AO-177 Class. The award is the result of the Navy exercising an option in the contract Avondale received on July 15, 1988 which provided for jumboizing two oilers with options for two additional
Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a contract by E.N. Bisso & Son, Inc., to design and construct a new 3,900- hp versatile tug which will be capable of river and harbor work, as well as full ocean service. The tug will be constructed primarily for handling and docking s
The first of a series of Colt-Pielstick PC4.2 engines built by the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries has been shipped to Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, La. The delivery of this engine culminates four years and tens of thousands of man hours related to the planning, parts
the $9-billion backlog at the end of 1987. Table 1. shows the final FY 1989 appropriation data. One of the beneficiaries of the Navy work is Avondale Indust r i e s ' Shipyards Division, Avondale, La. Avondale recently received a $319-million contract to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet
Ceremonies For Viking Maritec-Designed Boats The second and third of a series of three Viking 2000 Class towboats built by the Boat Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., were recently christened in ceremonies on the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky. The 168-foot-long boats were named the M/V Elizabeth
Avondale Industries Inc., New Orleans, La., was recently awarded a $319-million contract by the U.S. Navy to construct three T-AO-187 Class fleet oilers. Each of the Henry J. Kaiser Class oilers will have a displacement of 40,700 tons, length of 677-1/2 feet, and beam of 97-1/2 feet. According to
Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation. The vessel has
Avondale Industries, Inc., a new employee-owned company, is offering a free 12-page color brochure on their seven divisions, including: the Shipyards, Danly, Luria Brothers, Mayville, Ortner Freight Car, Wabash Alloys and Yuba divisions. The color publication contains sections with text on each
In a brief ceremony recently, Avondale Industries' Shipyards Division began construction of the first LSD-41 Class, Cargo Variant Ship (LSD-49) to be named USS Harpers Ferry. Scheduled for delivery in November 1993, the USS Harpers Ferry is the first of a five-ship contract awarded by the U.S.
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