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orkBoat’s 10 Significant Boats of 2018 once again showed off the true diversity of our industry, both by vessel type and geography. This year, the list of 10 boats recognized at our annual awards breakfast during the International WorkBoat Show in November was led by passenger vessels, which made up four of the 10 vessels selected. In addition, two articulated tug-barge units, a Z-drive towboat, an LNG bunker barge, a fire-rescue boat, and an escort tug were chosen for awards by WorkBoat’s editors. Six of the vessels were built at Gulf of Mexico shipyards, two were built at West Coast yards, and two David Krapf, Editor in Chief at Great Lakes shipyards. All 10 Significant Boats were not only worthy of being recognized, but an argument could be made for why each could be chosen as WorkBoat’s Boat of the Year. For the first time, our Boat of the Year was picked by the readers of WorkBoat magazine and WorkBoat.com. For 2018, the voters chose the Enhydra (see page 2), Red and White Fleet’s new 128'×30' hybrid sightseeing vessel built at All American Marine’s new Bellingham, Wash, facility. Nick de Waal of Teknicraft Design Ltd. in New Zealand, designed the vessel. Known best for high-speed, foil-assisted catamarans, de Waal brought some of that technical precision to the task of designing a displacement monohull with highly variable loads and a new propulsion system. At this stage, the Enhydra’s propulsion is described as “plug-in hybrid diesel-electric,” but within a few years, Red and White intends to operate the vessel on batteries only. Either the existing Corvus lithium-ion batteries will be replaced with more powerful models or additional batteries will be added, or both, sufficient to operate all the vessel’s systems, from propulsion to house load. To be considered for 2018’s Significant Boats, the vessels had to appear in WorkBoat from December 2017 through November 2018 and be finished and delivered. To be considered for 2019, boats must appear in our December 2018 through November 2019 issues, so please send us your newbuild information. Congratulations to the builders, designers and owners of these fine vessels.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2 Enhydra 6 Cindy L. Erickson, Chris Reeves, Jerry Jarrett 8 Clean Jacksonville 12 Douglas B. Mackie and Ellis Island 14 Marine 24 16 Millville and 1964 20 National Geographic Quest and Venture 24 Potomac Taxi I, II, III, IV 28 Seastreak Commodore 30 Rosemary McAllister

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Enhydra named WorkBoat’s Boat of the Year. At the 39th International WorkBoat Show held in New Orleans in November, the editors of WorkBoat magazine presented awards to the builders, designers and owners of 2018’s 10 Significant Boats. Also, for the fifth consecutive year, a boat of the year was selected from among the 10 winners. The 2018 Boat of the Year was the Enhydra, a 600-passenger hybrid tour vessel owned by Red and White Fleet and built by All American Marine. By Bruce Buls, Correspondent

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n early rendering of the Enhydra, Red and White Fleet’s new 128'×30' sightseeing vessel, looks very much like the final product now at home in San Francisco Bay. Except for one noticeable difference: no prominent or even visible exhaust stacks on the actual boat. Not only does the absence of these trunks at the stern open up prime real estate for passengers, it also helps identify the boat as environmentally responsible. Stacks mean engine exhaust, which means internal combustion of carbon-based fuel, which equals air pollution, which now means carbon dioxide. Reducing or eliminating that pollution is a big motivator for Tom Escher, owner and president of Red and White Fleet. The boat is intended to show the world that greener options exist for powering commercial vessels, specifically without internal combustion engines and with batteries. “This boat will be completely electric as soon as we can get there,” said Escher. “We’re not one hundred percent there yet, but we’re getting there because this is what we have to 2

do if we want to be responsible people on the planet.” PROPULSION PACKAGE At this stage, the boat’s propulsion is described as “plug-in hybrid dieselelectric,” but within a few years, Red and White intends to operate the vessel on batteries only. Either the existing Corvus lithium-ion batteries will be replaced with more powerful models or additional batteries will be added, or both, sufficient to operate all the vessel’s systems, from propulsion to house load. Now with two installed battery banks of 80-kWh lithium-ion batteries each, the 600-passenger boat can operate 30-to-60 minutes on batteries alone, depending on conditions and power demands outside of propulsion. In the default mode, Enhydra runs on fully charged battery banks, at least while leaving the dock and at the beginning of a trip. Underway, when the batteries drop to a predetermined level, the control system starts up one or both diesel engines, whose exhaust is water-cooled and dumped out the stern as wet exhaust, that turn variable speed generators. These generators,

all the controls and the electric motors that spin the twin props are supplied by BAE Systems, the London-based international conglomerate. The Enhydra is BAE’s third and largest boat to be powered with its hybrid system, called HybriDrive. “The system is fully automated, it assesses the power loads, both hotel loads and propulsion loads, and completely manages the use of available power,” said Joe Hudspeth, BAE’s marine marketing manager. “It draws upon the batteries as much as possible until it needs additional power from the diesel generators.” BAE’s variable-speed generators also serve as starting motors for the two Cummins QSL9 diesel engines, rated at 410-hp each and operated with biofuel. BAE Systems has extensive experience with hybrid power systems, mostly for land-based transportation, but has more recently adapted the technology for maritime applications. ALL AMERICAN BUILD The Enhydra was built by All American Marine at its new-andlarger facility in Bellingham, Wash. All American’s design and engineering

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The Enhydra is the third boat to be powered with BAE’s HybriDrive hybrid system.

partner was, as usual, Nick de Waal of Teknicraft Design Ltd. in New Zealand. Known best for highspeed, foil-assisted catamarans, de Waal brought some of that technical precision to the task of designing a displacement monohull with highly variable loads and a new propulsion system. “Electric propulsion is less forgiving than conventional propulsion since power usage and range are critical factors,” said de Waal, the company’s managing director, “and when

operating in diesel-electric mode, there are more losses in the system than a conventional drive. Therefore, a low-drag hull is a crucial requirement, rather than just nice to have.” So computational fluid dynamics (CFD) was employed to optimize the hull shape for the lowest possible drag, and to consider the large variables in passenger loads, including as many as 300 people on the upper deck. de Waal also pointed out that an aluminum hull’s displacement is significantly less than steel, which also reduces drag and

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increases efficiency. The Enhydra is also much quieter than older, conventionally powered counterparts. Running on batteries, of course, it is almost completely silent, but even with the engines running, the well-insulated machinery space contains most of the noise and vibration from the small diesel engines. There’s also no mechanical clunking when shifting between forward and reverse. The AC-powered electric traction motors simply stop and turn the opposite direction, immediately. 3


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Owner: Red and White Fleet Builder: All American Marine Designer: Teknicraft Design Ltd. Mission: Harbor tour and event charter vessel Length: 128' Beam: 30' Main Propulsion: (2) Cummins QSL9 Tier 3, 410 hp @ 2,100 rpm; (2) Corvus 80-kWh lithium-ion battery pack; (2) BAE Systems HybriGen propulsion system with generator, control system, and AC electric traction motor Propeller: (2) VeemStar fixed pitch propeller, 48" dia., 36.5" pitch Marine Gear: Twin Disc, 3:1 Passengers/Crew: 600, 6 Steering System: Jastram HPU-1225PF-24VD three-station jog-lever hydraulic power Speed (knots): 10 cruise, 12 loaded Controls: Twin Disc EC300 propulsion controls, Glendinning EEC-3 electronic control stations Hull Material: Aluminum full displacement type monohull Capacities (gals.): Fuel 2,200 (in four 550-gal. fuel tanks); potable water, 1,000 Navigation/Communications: 3-station jog lever hydraulic power steering system, consisting of a Jastram HPU-1225PF-24VD power unit with an electric driven hydraulic pump

Red and White will also be adding 1.5 million sq. ft. of solar panels to provide totally clean electricity to the battery systems. “If we need to, we will also take power off the grid, but that’s hydropower here in San Francisco, so we’ll be getting clean power from the grid and from solar, so we’ll have a really clean boat,” said Escher. With a properly sized bank of batteries shoreside, the recharging of the Enhydra, even with more batteries, is envisioned to take just eight or nine minutes. “All we are doing is copying the Norwegians,” said Escher. “They’ve been doing some fast charging for several years on allelectric ferries.” “Shore-based power is much more efficient and has lower carbon content than the stuff that comes from a diesel,” said Allan Grant of Corvus Energy in Vancouver, British Columbia. “It’s also less expensive. 4

Accommodations: 92 passenger seats on main deck (interior); 226 seats on the second deck (106 interior, 120 exterior); 108 passenger seats (exterior) on the third deck with an upper deck capacity of 300 passengers Electronics: (2) Furuno Black Box MFD (TZTBB) processor; Ultra high definition (UHD) digital 6-kW radar (DRS6A) with 4' open array; NavNet 3D 2" digital radome radar (DFF-1); Black Box echosounder module for NavNet 3D; Furuno (SS60-SLTD) thru-hull transducer; GPS sensor (GP330)-NMEA2000; WAAS receiver; junction box-NMEA2000; Furuno AIS transponder (FA150) with display and antennas; Furuno satellite compass (SC-50); dedicated interswitch hub for NavNet 3D; (3) ICOM VHF transceiver (M604) w/DSC;(3) Morad VHF antenna (156HD); WeatherStation instrument (200WX); 16 channel NVR high definition (embedded) network series recorder SYS-NCS-16 Classification/Certification: USCG Subchapter K Delivery Date: August 2018

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They will still have the diesels on board, so if they were running a particularly long charter or something like that and the ‘tank’ gets low, it turns back into a hybrid.” Grant added that getting power from the grid makes it more efficient by helping fully utilize the available capacity. “It increases the loading on that [grid] circuit which increases its efficiency. The circuit will either be constantly recharging the batteries or recharging the ship.” Essentially, a hybrid system is about efficiency. Diesel engines are most efficient and have the lowest emissions at 60% to 80% loading, 80% being optimal, according to Grant. So, when engines would be idling or running at a low rpm, that’s the right time to get the needed power from batteries, which should be charged when the engines are running at optimal loading. This type of power-production-

storage-consumption strategy is starting to be used in lots of maritime applications, said Grant. “Cruise ships are stepping up and saying they want to put massive systems on board, partially to go into environmentally sensitive areas like Norwegian fjords or into the Arctic or Antarctic. Or to be more fuel efficient. From what we’ve seen, all of the cruise ships are heading into that direction, using similar hybrid systems.” “For at least a while, our boatyard has more experience with this electric hybrid type system than any other boatyard in the country,” said Matt Mullet, All American’s president. “All American is working to stay at the forefront of the decarbonization movement in the maritime industry, and the lithium-ion hybrid electric propulsion system on the Enhydra is a step in the right direction.”

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We’re saving much more than fuel. BAE Systems’ HybriGen® electric power and propulsion system saves fuel, reduces emissions, and increases engine life with its patented technology. HybriGen® variable speed gensets provide not only propulsion but also auxiliary power on demand for ferries and service vessels. Ask us how we can help you become more efficient with BAE Systems’ hybrid and electric marine solutions.

Red & White Fleet’s Enhydra Hybrid Electric Passenger Vessel Voted “Boat of the Year” by WorkBoat

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Cindy L. Erickson, Chris Reeves, Jerry Jarrett Marquette Transportation’s triple Z-drive towboats.

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&C Marine and Repair has delivered four new 6,600-hp, 160'×50'×11'6" triple-screw Z-drive towboats, to Marquette Transportation Co. The new tugs are the Cindy L. Erickson, delivered in February 2018; Chris Reeves, delivered in May 2018; and Jerry Jarrett, delivered in September 2018. The fourth unnamed towboat is scheduled for delivery in February. “We understand the economic incentive for everyone involved to produce these vessels in a timely manner, while maintaining the highest quality of construction,” said Tony Cibilich, C&C Marine and Repair’s president. Designed by CT Marine, Portland, Maine, with a 9'3" draft, the towboats are powered by three Cummins QSK60-M main engines, producing 2,200 hp at 1,800 rpm each, paired

to three Steerprop SP25D azimuthing Z-drive thrusters and intermediate shaft lines supplied by Karl Senner LLC, Kenner, La. Marquette’s River Towing unit is headquartered in Paducah, Ky., at the crossroads of three major inland waterways — the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio rivers. The River Towing unit services all navigable inland waterways of the Mississippi River Basin and these waterways are the most costeffective way to move bulk goods. Marquette’s customers charter the company’s barges to haul various materials such as coal, sand, rock, and grain. In addition to river barge towing, Marquette provides outside towing services, barge and towboat chartering, and other types of marine towing. See MARQUETTE page 32

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The Chris Reeves is the second of four Z-drive towboats.


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Owner: Marquette Transportation Co. Builder: C&C Marine and Repair Designer: CT Marine Length: 160' Beam: 50' Depth: 11'6" Draft: 9'3" Main Propulsion: (3) Cummins QSK-6-M, 2,200 hp @ 1,800 rpm Z-Drive: Steerprop SP 25D, 4-bladed, 86" dia., stainless steel azimuth thrusters and intermediate shaft lines (supplied by Karl Senner) Ship’s Service Power: (2) Cummins QSM11-DM, 275 kW @ 1,800 rpm Controls: Steerprop Hull Construction: Steel (superstrucuture set on springs to reduce noise and vibration) Crew Capacity/Passenger Capacity: 12, 1 or 2 (in nine cabins) Capacities (gallons): Fuel Oil, 107,700; main engine day tanks,

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C&C Marine

CINDY L. ERICKSON, CHRIS REEVES, JERRY JARRETT

1,400; non-consumable potable water, 74,950; potable water, 10,250; main engine lube oil, 875 Classification/Certification: USCG Subchapters C and M Delivery Dates: Cindy L. Erickson, February 2018; Chris Reeves, May 2018; Jerry Jarrett, September 2018; TBA, February 2019

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Clean Jacksonville TOTE Maritime’s bunker barge is first of its kind built in North America.

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onrad Industries Inc. has delivered the Clean Jacksonville, the first LNG bunker barge constructed in North America. The 232'×48'8"×15'8" barge was built in Orange, Texas, at Conrad Orange Shipyard for TOTE Maritime’s JAX LNG LLC, which will operate the barge. LNG gas trials took place in Port Fourchon, La. The barge has an 8' draft and a single GTT 2,200-cu.-meter membrane tank. It features large service and work spaces for equipment operators and a large hose handling crane. The Clean Jacksonville provides barge-to-ship LNG bunkering service for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico’s two LNG-fueled Marlin-class containerships, the 3,100-TEU Isla Bella and Perla Del Caribe. The ships, which entered service in late 2015

and early 2016 respectively, have been using a truck-to-ship bunkering operation. Fueling time for the barge-to-ship service to each TOTE ship will be under five hours. Bristol Harbor Group, Bristol, R.I., handled the design and engineering of the barge, with help from Conrad and GTT, the French company that developed the LNG cryogenic membrane containment technology used for the project. The new barge features a bunker mast design, called REACH4, which was developed by GTT for simple and safe LNG transfer to ships. During the early stages of the design, Bristol Harbor Group participated in a HAZID/HAZOP workshop as well as a Waterway Sustainability Study and a Waterway Sustainability Risk Assessment which were the first steps towards obtaining Coast Guard approval. Being a

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The barge was built by Conrad in Orange, Texas.


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Savannah is one of the leading U.S. ports on the East Coast. Crescent offers full towage at the port, including hip LNG ship assist, docking, undocking, and tug escort fromSPECIFICATIONS the mouth of andles a wideCLEAN range of JACKSONVILLE the Savannah River to the many piers d sizes: bulk carriers, upriver. Its state-of-the-art tug fleet ral cargo, container, and Maritime Owner: TOTE sets the pace with the latest and most ps. It’s Crescent TowBuilder: Conrad Industries operating port, where its powerful equipment in the region. Designer: Bristol Harbor Group (barge)/GTT (LNG ude ship escort, docking, cryogenic membrane)Crescent’s Savannah office operates around-the-clock, every day. ng from the mouth of the Mission: Refuel TOTE LNG-fueled Marlin-class JonRie InterTech, Manahawkin, River to Batoncontainerships Rouge, La. all types and configuraN.J., introduced its new Container Length: 232' Master winch series on the Mardi Gras. o Mobile not only for Beam: 48'8" The Container Master series was deo for ship modifications Depth: 15'8" signed with increased braking capabilbile’s major shipbuilding Draft: 8' ity and rope capacity to deal with larger cilities. Crescent provides Limiting Air Draft: 54' containerships, such as the 8,000-TEU ces including ship escort, Hull Construction: Steel containerships that call at the port of ocking, and hawser work. Important Ancillary Equipment/Systems: GTT Mark III 2,200 New Orleans. The new winch series eet is configured specificu.-meter membrane tank; hose handling crane; GTT REACH4 is safe a heavy-duty design to deal with extra maneuverability and bunker mast design for transfer of LNG increased loading due to the increased ired to handleDelivery slip and Date: August 2018 sail area of today’s containerships, aching. Its operations office cording to JonRie. nd-the-clock everyday of

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The barge has an 8' draft and limiting air draft of 54'.

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The bunker barge’s LNG membrane tank under construction at Conrad.

first-of-a-kind vessel, the designers worked with all parties involved throughout the process to obtain ABS and Coast Guard approvals. It’s the first time an LNG bunker mast of this type has been built, Conrad officials said. “The broad collaboration between TOTE, Conrad, the myriad project stakeholders, and U.S. regulators led to the successful design, construction, and commissioning of this unique and groundbreaking project,” Philippe Berterottiere, chairman and CEO of GTT, said about the stakeholders’ working relationship. GTT says its systems are manufactured from thinner and lighter materials than those used by competitor systems, and therefore 10

deliver the following benefits: optimized cargo volume, lower vessel construction and operating costs, greater vessel energy efficiency, and improved navigability. The technologies developed by GTT are also based on a modular design philosophy that enables flexible installation in vessels of all sizes. The Shearer Group, Houston, a sister company to BHGI, provided technical/shipyard support during construction. BHGI served as the regulatory lead and liaison between the regulatory bodies. After JAX LNG got approval from the Coast Guard for the operation of its waterfront LNG facility and to provide barge-to-ship LNG bunkering operations for TOTE’s Marlin-class ships, TOTE’s executive vice president Peter Keller said the commitment of its partner JAX LNG allowed the

development of strong standards for landside LNG bunkering that “will continue to be the hallmark of the barge to ship bunkering operations.” Brett Wolbrink, vice president, Conrad LNG LLC said the successful completion and delivery of the Clean Jacksonville is both a proud and humbling moment for Conrad.” He mentioned how proud he was of the Conrad team and its tenacious dedication to the completion of the project. “At the same time, we are humbled and grateful to be a part of an unparalleled international partnership comprised of the owner, our engineering groups, vendors and manufacturers who made this vessel a reality,” he said. Wolbrink added that the extensive collaboration with regulatory agencies to accomplish this industry first played a big part in the success of the project. “We were fortunate to have such a good working relationship with the USCG and ABS throughout the design, engineering and construction of the LNG bunker barge,” he said.

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QUALITY | CRAFTSMANSHIP | INTEGRITY | SERVICE

70-Years of delivering quality vessels is a reminder to us of the hard work and dedication required to put a boat into the water. Conrad Shipyard congratulates the shipbuilding teams of each of this year’s recipients of this prestigious honor.

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Douglas B. Mackie and Ellis Island New ATB trailing suction hopper dredge

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astern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla., delivered an articulated tugbarge trailing suction hopper dredge, made up of the 433'×92'×36' hopper dredge Ellis Island and the 158'4"×52'×32'9" tug Douglas B. Mackie, to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (GLDD), Oak Brook, Ill. Ship Architects Inc., Daphne, Ala., handled the detailed tug design and Bay Engineering Inc. worked on the detailed dredge design. Both designs are based on an Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering ATB concept design. According to GLDD, hopper dredges are designed to vacuum material from the sea floor through drag arms that load the material into the hold of the vessel. The cargo of mud, or sand, can then be transported to either an ocean disposal site, where the material is dropped to the bottom

through openings in the bottom of the hull, or at an upland site such as a beach, or reclamation, where the material is pumped ashore by the ship. This method is most suited when excavating loose material from open areas for delivery to a distant disposal location. These vessels are generally certified to sail in coastal or ocean waters and are suited for working in rougher sea conditions beyond those suitable for other dredging vessels. The dredge “improves the competitiveness of our hopper group and represents a substantial reinvestment in our fleet,” said David Simonelli, GLDD’s president, dredging division. “The Ellis Island significantly increases the U.S. commercial Jones Act hopper fleet capacity as the largest hopper dredge in the U.S. market, with a carrying capacity of 15,000 cubic yards.” The tug’s main propulsion is provided by two

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The hopper dredge is 433'x92' and the tug measures 158'4"x52'.


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DOUGLAS B. MACKIE AND ELLIS ISLAND Owner: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Ship Architects (tug), Bay Engineering Inc. (dredge), Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering (concept design) Length, beam (tug): 158'4"×52' Length, beam (dredge): 433'×92' Depth (tug): 32'9" Depth (dredge): 36' Main Propulsion: (2) MaK 12M32C-T3, 7,831 hp Dredge System Power: (2) EMD ME20G7C-T3, 5,000 hp Bowthruster (dredge): (2) Schottel STT2 electric, fixed pitch tunnel unit, 800 hp Harbor Service Genset (dredge): Caterpillar C32-T3, 910 kW @ 1,800 rpm Propeller: (2) Schottel Marine Gear: (2) Overton Chicago

MaK 12M32C-T3 diesel engines, producing 7,831 hp each, connected to Schottel props through Overton Chicago marine gears. The MaKs also power twin shaft generators each rated at 2,500 kW, 6,600 VAC. The tug is also equipped with a Caterpillar C32-T3 powered auxiliary generator, producing 730 kW of electrical power at 1,800 rpm, and a Cat C18-T3 550-kW emergency genset. The barge is fitted with twin Schottel STT2 electric, fixed-pitch bowthrusters, producing 800 hp each, powered by the shaft generators on the tug. The dredge pumps are powered by two, 5,000-hp EMD ME20G7C-T3 diesel engines on the barge. The Ellis Island has a dredging depth of 122' and a discharge diameter of 34". The dredge is classed ABS Maltese Cross A1, AMS, Unmanned Cargo Barge and SOLAS/IMO/MARPOL certified. In addition, it is USCG certified 33/46CFR NVIC Publications, Subchapter I, Unmanned. The tug is ABS classed Maltese Cross A1, AMS, ACCU, Oceans Towing Vessel Unlimited Service, ILO, SOLAS/IMO/ MARPOL and USCG certified DualMode ITB, 33/46CFR, Subchapters E, F, G, I, J, M, Q and S.

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Ship’s Service Power: (2) MaK genset, 2,500 kW Auxiliary Power: Caterpillar C32-T3, 730 kW @ 1,800 rpm Emergency Generator: Cat C18-T3, 550 kW Hopper Capacity: 15,000 cu. yds. Thrusters/Thruster Engine (dredge): (2) Schottel STT2 electric, fixed-pitch, 800 hp Dredge Pump: (2) EMD ME20G7C-T-3, 5,000 hp Coupler System: Taisei Classification/Certification (tug): ABS classed MalteseCross A1, AMS, ACCU, Oceans Towing Vessel Unlimited Service, ILO, SOLAS/ IMO/MARPOL and USCG certified dual-mode ITB, Subchapters E, F, G, I, J, M,Q, S. Classification/Certification (dredge): ABS classed Maltese Cross A1, AMS, Unmanned Cargo Barge and SOLAS/IMO/MARPOL certified, UNCG certified, NVIC Publications, Subchapter I, Unmanned Delivery Date: November 2017

The tug and barge are connected by a Taisei coupler system. The ATB’s first job was for the Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program project. The Great Lakes ATB hopper dredge was built to be a key tool in performing the restoration of the eroded land mass in the Gulf Coast states. Additionally, the vessel’s ability to cost-effectively deepen and maintain navigable waterways and boost the U.S.’s competitive position in world trade, as the nation’s ports move forward with deepening plans to accommodate the larger vessels which will sail through the expanded Panama Canal. The company said it wanted to continue to have a diverse fleet and listed several reasons why it chose to build an ATB dredge: • The cargo capacity of a hopper dredge is based on the vessel’s displacement and its lightship weight which includes propulsion engines, generators, accommodations structure, fuel and other ship installations. The weight deducts from the cargo carrying capacity of the dredge. In an ATB hopper dredge, the components and their associated weight are built into the tug and do not deduct from the cargo carrying capacity of

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the barge. The tug’s draft remains constant as the barge increases its load and draft. • The manning requirements on this size tug typically require a crew of seven to 10 people. The license requirements are lower, meaning employees need tug licenses instead of ship licenses. • The manning requirements on the barge are typically zero, since the barge is considered unmanned. Thus, the owner provides crews to meet the operational requirement, not an imposed regulatory requirement. • Today’s trend in the U.S. coastwise Jones Act trade is to build an ATB instead of a ship for any route where the transit distance is short enough for the positive construction and operating cost economies to offset the negative cycle economies of the somewhat smaller size ATB. GLDD is the largest provider of dredging services in the U.S. and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. The company owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. dredging industry, comprised of over 200 specialized vessels, GLDD officials said. 13


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Marine 24 Fire/rescue boat for Lake Tahoe delivers round-the-clock service.

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ake Assault Boats, Superior, Wis., has delivered a 32'×10'6" fire/rescue boat, Marine 24, to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD), Lake Tahoe, Nev. The custom-built boat is in service around the clock. The boat is designed to respond to structural and wild fires and perform on-thewater rescue operations. Marine 24 features a 1,500-gpm Darley pump (powered by a dedicated V-8 engine), a rooftop remotecontrolled Task Force Tips Monsoon monitor, two deck monitors, and a large diameter hose discharge mounted in front of the pilothouse to supply land-based apparatus. The boat also sports a 74" hydraulically operated bow door (with an integrated ladder), a port side dive door, and hose storage compartments.

“We are thrilled to have this Lake Assault fireboat serve with the Tahoe Douglas FPD to help protect lives, property, and natural resources on one of our nation’s most revered bodies of water,” Chad DuMars, Lake Assault’s vice president of operations, said in announcing the delivery in March 2018. “The craft’s powerful firefighting system enables the boat to function like a floating fire hydrant, and its rescue capabilities offer first responders the flexibility to respond to any emergency.” The V-hull, landing-craft-style fireboat is outfitted with twin 350-hp Mercury Verado fourstroke outboard engines and is equipped with the Mercury Skyhook digital anchor and joystick piloting systems that are designed to significantly improve the craft’s on-the-water performance. The pilothouse is 11'×9'6", with center position

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The Marine 24 draws water directly from the lake and can serve in both attack and water supply roles.


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Owner: Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Builder: Lake Assault Boats/Fraser Shipyards Inc. Designer: Lake Assault Boats Length: 32' Beam: 10'6" Main Propulsion: (2) Mercury Verado, 350 hp Service Duty: 24 hours Firefighting Package: 1,500-gpm Darley pump, rooftop remotecontrolled Task Force Tips Monsoon monitor, two deck monitors, large diameter hose discharge mounted in front of pilothouse to supply land-based apparatus, hose storage compartment Electronics Suite: Garmin radar, sonar with GPS, structure/side scan, forward looking infrared FLIR system, 12" touch screens Ancillary Equipment/Systems: 74" hydraulic bow door with integrated ladder, port side dive door, joystick piloting, skyhook digital anchoring system Delivery Date: March 2018

fore and aft doors, 80" of headroom, and an integrated helm station. Its onboard electronics include dual 12" touchscreens mounted on the dash, Garmin radar and sonar with GPS, chart plotting, structure/side scan, and a forward looking infrared FLIR system. An independent, third-party fire engineer reviewed strategies to address the area’s fire protection requirements and supported TDFPD’s decision to approve the fireboat purchase. “Homes today around Lake Tahoe are larger, built closer together, and are located farther from the lake, while emergency access is hampered by narrow roads and limited turnarounds for responding fire trucks,” Eric Guevin, fire marshal for TDFPD, said. “That makes this fireboat an important new tool in our firefighting arsenal.” Marine 24 is set up for quick deployment and can engage in search operations, rescue operations, and a variety of fire situations. It draws water directly from the lake and can serve in both attack and water supply roles. Marine 24 responds to dozens of requests ranging from boating accidents to calls for assistance. TDFPD personnel are trained

and equipped for a variety of water operations, including rapid removal of victims from the water. Special dry suits allow rescuers to operate in all weather conditions. Water temperatures in Lake Tahoe can drop as low as 40° in the winter, which makes rapid response to emergencies essential. Along with Marine 24, TDFPD utilizes two Honda Aquatrax personal watercraft to assist with search and rescue operations. These craft are faster and more maneuverable than the rigid hull inflatable boat and can cover a great deal of area quickly during search and rescue operations, TDFPD officials said. In the event of a hazardous materials spill, the personal watercraft can be used to move a variety of equipment to assist in the containment of certain products. There is also a small complement of TDFPD employees who are trained as rescue divers. All of the fire protection district’s fire suppression personnel are certified to the Nevada State Firefighter II level and are actively trained in the Incident Command Certification Program. They must be continually trained throughout their employment

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to ensure all skills are maintained at the highest level possible. In addition, many of the fire suppression personnel maintain paramedic certification, which allows them to perform advanced life support techniques. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District officials say they work hard to provide the latest technology and training in fire suppression to its customers. The Fire Protection District maintains a state-of-the-art training program to ensure that firefighters are current with firefighting, rescue, and emergency response techniques that improve its ability to rapidly extinguish fires and conduct safe and effective search and rescue operations inside buildings. “We learned about Lake Assault through a neighboring department and had several opportunities to see its boat in action,” said Guevin. “We really needed this apparatus to meet the code requirements and provide fire protection to homes along the lake that are not yet connected to a municipal water system.” The boat is funded, in part, by donations and membership fees in a fee-for-service program. 15


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Millville and 1964 New ATB carries fuel to supply retail locations in Florida.

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incantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., delivered an articulated tug-barge unit (ATB) to Wawa Inc. in December 2017. The Media, Pa.-based company has a growing fuel business in Florida and sells about 2% of the gasoline sold in the U.S. It is using the new ATB to supply its growing network of retail locations in Florida, which now number around 140. Keystone Shipping Co. is managing the new ATB. The estimated cost of the ATB was approximately $80 million. The 578'1"×78'×42' barge 1964 (named for the year the first Wawa store opened) and its 8,000-hp, 129'4"×42'×23' tug Millville, were christened at Bay Shipbuilding. The ATB has a capacity of 185,000 bbls. It is designed to operate in an integrated manner to provide a

cost-efficient and flexible solution for hauling gasoline from the western Gulf of Mexico to Tampa, Fla., to support Wawa’s Florida market. The tug and barge are mated by an Intercon lightering system capable 50" coupler with integral load box and all necessary control components. Designed by Guarino & Cox, the ATB has tankage capacities of 153,000 gals. of fuel oil; 17,000 gals. potable water; 2,000 gals. main engine lube oil; 1,500 gals. generator engine lube oil; 1,500 gals. gear oil; and 1,000 gals. hydraulic oil. Wawa was founded in 1803, as an iron foundry in New Jersey by George Wood, who had taken an interest in dairy farming. Wood and his family began a small but successful processing plant in Wawa, Pa. As home

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SPECIFICATIONS

Owner: Wawa Inc. Builder: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Designer: Guarino & Cox Length/beam (tug): 129'4"x42' Length/beam (barge): 578'1"x78' Depth (tug): 23' Depth (barge): 42' Main Propulsion: (2) GE 12V250MDC, Tier 4, 4,218 @ 900 rpm Propeller: (2) Nautican, 4-bladed in stainless steel nozzles Marine Gear: (2) Reintjes WAF 4555 reverse reduction gearbox with internal hydraulic shaft brakes (supplied by Karl Senner) Speed (knots): 11.5

delivery of milk declined in the early 1960s, Grahame Wood, George Wood’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964, as an outlet for dairy products. The chain grew to more than

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Ship’s Service Power: (3) John Deere 6068AFM85 generator drive engine, 150 kW Coupler System: Intercon 50" coupler Capacities (gals.): Fuel, 153,000; potable water, 17,000; lube oil, 2,000; generator lube oil, 1,500; gear oil, 1,500; hydraulic oil, 1,000 Ancillary Equipment/Systems: (4) segregation cargo system with Byron Jackson cargo pumps powered by John Deere engine, inert gas system with generator, tank wash system; (2) self-contained hydraulic crane, Optimarin ballast water treatment system Classification/Certification: ABS Maltese Cross A1 Towing Vessel, AMS, ABCU, UWILD, CPS, Anti-Fouling Systems, SOLAS, Panama Canal Tonnage Certificate, International Loadline Certificate, USCG certified, Subchapter C Delivery Date: December 2017

800 convenience and retail stores. In 2017, with the company beginning a push further into the southern markets in the U.S., Wawa commissioned the construction of the ATB Millville and

the barge 1964. “Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding’s distinguished history of building ATBs, the significant investment Fincantieri has made in its facilities

Congratulations to all Owners, Builders and Designers of the 2018 Significant Boats

Cindy L. Erickson, Chris Reeves, Jerry Jarrett (Triple-Screw Towboats)

National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Venture (Expedition Cruise Vessel)

Owner: Marquette Transportation Co. Builder: C&C Marine and Repair Designer: CT Marine

Owner: Lindblad Expeditions Builder: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants

Clean Jacksonville (LNG Bunker Barge)

Potomac Taxi I, II, III and IV (Water Taxi)

Owner: TOTE Maritime; Builder: Conrad Industries Designer: Bristol Harbor Group (barge)/GTT (LNG cryogenic membrane)

Owner: Potomac Riverboat Co., Entertainment Cruises Builder: Metal Shark Designer: BMT

Douglas B. Mackie (tug), Ellis Island (dredge) (Suction Hopper Dredge ATB)

Rosemary McAllister (Ship Assist/Escort Tug)

Owner: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Ship Architects Inc. (tug), Bay Engineering Inc. (dredge), Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering (concept design)

Owner: McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Inc. Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Jensen Maritime

Enhydra (Hybrid Ferry)

Owner: Seastreak LLC Builder: Gulf Craft LLC Designer: Incat Crowther

Owner: Red and White Fleet; Builder: All American Marine Designer: Teknicraft Design

Marine 24 (Fire/Rescue Boat) Owner: Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Builder: Lake Assault Boats/Fraser Shipyards Inc. Designer: Lake Assault Boats

Millville and 1964 (Articulated Tug/Barge Unit) Owner: Wawa Inc. Builder: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Designer: Guarino & Cox

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The ATB’s loaded speed is 11.5 knots.

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The ATB is mated through an Intercon lightering system capable 50" coupler.

over the past decade, and the quality of the entire staff at the yard were meaningful factors in our decision to work with Fincantieri on this project,” said Wawa senior vice president Brian Schaller. “While there are multiple shipbuilding facilities along the East and Gulf coasts, our partners in the Great Lakes have the reputation and expertise to skillfully craft the vessel we dreamed of.”

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The 1964 features an inert gas system (with I.G. generator), tank wash system, and four segregation cargo systems with Byron Jackson cargo pumps driven by John Deere engines, two self-contained hydraulic cranes, and an Optimarin ballast water treatment system. The tug’s main propulsion comes from twin GE 12V250MDC, turbocharged, Tier 4 diesel engines,

producing 4,218 hp at 900 rpm each. The mains connect to 130" heavy-duty, 4-bladed nibral Nautican propellers in stainless steel nozzles through Reintjes WAF 4555 reverse reduction gearboxes with internal hydraulic shaft brakes supplied by Karl Senner. The ATB has a fully loaded speed of 11.5 knots. Ship’s service power is provided by three John Deere 6068AFM85powered gensets, sparking 150 kW of electrical power each. The generators are skid mounted on vibration isolators. “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to build Wawa’s first owned vessel and support their growing business,” said Todd Thayse, vice president and general manager at Bay Shipbuilding. “Each of the men and women who have made the on-time delivery of this vessel possible now feel a strong connection to Wawa’s success and our shared achievements.” Among the classifications and certifications the ATB carries are ABS certified Maltese Cross A1 towing vessel, Maltese Cross AMS, ABCU, UWILD, CPS, Anti-Fouling Systems; SOLAS; Panama Canal Tonnage Certificate; International Loadline Certificate and USCG certified, Subchapter C. “I, for one, and I think a lot of us are in awe of what we see this morning,” Wawa’s Schaller said during christening ceremonies at the shipyard, according to the Door County Pulse/ Peninsula Pulse. “We were pleased our two companies could work together on this project.” “This ship could have been built anywhere in the country, and they choose to come here to little old Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for a lot of good reasons, and I don’t think we disappointed at the end of the day,” Thayse said during the christening ceremonies. Wawa operates a chain of more than 800 convenience retail stores (almost 600 offering gasoline).

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the sea ahead For us, the sea ahead represents our commitment to delivering rugged and reliable vessels that will stand the test of time. We know that our reputation is on the line with every ship we deliver. That’s serious business to the folks at Fincantieri. Contact Michael Pinkham, Vice President Sales and Marketing: michael.pinkham@us.fincantieri.com 715.587.6960

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National Geographic Quest and Venture Passenger vessels are designed to find wildlife in its natural habitat.

By Bruce Buls, Correspondent

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ith the advent of the National Geographic Quest and the National Geographic Venture, expedition cruising has established a new bench mark. Designed and built in the Pacific Northwest by, respectively, Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, Wash., the new 238-footers are owned by New York-based Lindblad Expeditions and operated in partnership with National Geographic. The two new boats are the first-ever newbuilds for Lindblad, which is a bit surprising for a company that is one of the pioneers of and a very successful operator in this specialized travel niche. The new boats are also part of a partnership with National Geographic that identifies the vessels as officially branded

National Geographic enterprises. Expedition cruising is sometimes described as the inverse of large-ship cruising. “I like to tell people that on a traditional cruise the focus is on being on the ship with the food and entertainment and things like that, while the focus on these expedition ships is about getting off the ship and experiencing the destination,” said Ashton Palmer, the owner of ExpeditionTrips, a booking agent for Lindblad and National Geographic. Nikolaos Doulis, Lindblad’s senior vice president for newbuilds, said “the ship is a tool to take you to a destination.” But given the age and wealth of the clientele, “the ship has to be a nice tool.” The destinations for the Quest and the Venture will primarily be on the West Coast, with summer

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Owner: Lindblad Expeditions Inc. Builder: Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Designer: Jensen Maritime Consultants Length: 238'6" Beam: 44' Depth: 16' Draft: 12' (Quest), 10' (Venture) Deadweight Tonnage: 2,920 gt ITC, 95 grt Main Propulsion: (2) MTU 12V4000, 1,600 hp @ 1,800 rpm, Tier 3 Marine Gear: (2) Reintjes WAF 665, 6:1 (supplied by Karl Senner) Propeller: (2) Wärtsilä 78"×80"×5", nibral Thruster: Schottel 170 Ship’s Service Power: Volvo Penta D16MG, 477 kW Emergency Generator: Volvo Penta D13MG, 341 kW Controls: MTU BlueVision

Steering System: Jastram dual independent electric over hydraulic Speed (knots): 12 Hull Construction: Steel hull (Quest and Venture), aluminum house (Venture) Passenger/Crew Capacity: 108, 52 Capacities: Fuel, 52,900; fresh water, 30,600 Stabilizers: (2) Quantum ZeroSpeed Rotor (Venture) Electronics: Furuno and Sperry Ancillary Equipment/Systems: Toimil 12500 excursion boat crane, Vestdavit TSB-2500 rescue boat davit, Marioff hi-fog watermist firefighting system, G&O BR37000BG-G-BS MSD Classification/Certification: SOLAS, USCG Subchapter K, ABS Loadline Delivery Date: National Geographic Quest, June 2017; National Geographic Venture, October 2018

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cruises in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. In the fall and winter, the boats will head south to Mexico’s Baja California and Central America. They will also take trips up the Columbia and Snake rivers. Wherever the destination, guests will almost daily get off the ship to tour the local area in RIBs, typically Zodiac Mark 5s with 60-hp Yamaha outboards. “That’s the bread and butter for what they do,” said Sean Testa, director of engineering at Jensen. “They get to an inlet, they drop the RIBs and the passengers go with the naturalists to a glacier or a beach or out to watch for wildlife.” For this featured activity, the Quest and the Venture each carry eight RIBs, as well as a bunch of kayaks and paddleboards. These watercraft are all deployed from the top deck by cranes on both sides. In the water, the RIBs nose up to pairs of stairs on the stern, and passengers step down onto the bows and into the boats. The 19' Zodiacs can carry up to 12 passengers. Kayaks are often deployed off a beach, but a system that suspends a platform between two RIBs can also be used to launch and recover kayaks at sea. At 238'×44', the Quest and Venture each have 50 staterooms that can accommodate up to 108 passengers. Main cabins sleep two and have one or two portholes. On the upper deck, 22 rooms have sliding glass doors and step-out balconies. Six sets of cabins are connected for families, and the eight staterooms on the observation deck are larger and sleep three. None of the staterooms has a TV, an absence that speaks to the attitudes and expectations of the passengers. “Our guests are very active, they don’t have time to watch TV,” said Doulis. “They like to do yoga in the morning on the sun deck and listen to lectures in the evening.” In between they’re out on the Zodiacs or kayaks. The boats are also designed to maximize socializing. The stern of the lounge deck is the glassed-in dining area that seats all guests at once, and 22

the forward end is a multipurpose lounge, library, bar and lecture hall. Here’s where you’ll find video monitors for lectures as well as lots of glass facing out. “We have to bring the out in,” said Doulis,” so these public areas are full of glass.” The top deck, above the lounge deck, is called the observation deck, which has an outside walkway around the perimeter and an open sundeck on the stern. At the bow, the walkway crosses just below the slanted pilothouse windows. Steps on both sides lead forward to the bow on the lounge deck. There, guests can stand next to the flared bow or up a couple steps to a raised platform with sturdy handrails. The new boats also have to accommodate the 52 people that staff the new boats. The captain, chief engineer, expedition leader and a few others have staterooms on the main deck or above, while the others are down below. Designing the new ship presented a number of challenges, according to Bryan Nichols and Sean Testa at Jensen. One was size, trying to accommodate the 100-passenger requirement while keeping the vessel under 3,000 international tons and under 100 U.S. gross registered tons. “That was quite a feat,” said Testa. “It also had to be shallow draft and had an air height restriction,” said Nichols. And the draft of the second boat had to be even more shallow than the first. “They wanted to get into a particular bay in Baja,” said Testa, “so we had to get down from about 12 feet to about 10 feet.” So, while the Quest was built entirely of steel, the upper two decks of the Venture are aluminum, to save weight. “We also got the interiors fabricator to lighten up their materials by quite a bit,” said Testa. Jamestown Metal Marine was the subcontractor that built and installed the interiors. Interior design was provided by Tillberg Design, Miami. The power and propulsion are

entirely conventional. “We looked at multiple versions when we started this boat,” said Nichols. “We looked at diesel-electric, we had a hybrid version, batteries … but with all the distant and unique areas that it goes, we needed a robust system, so that led us right back to a main engine and gearbox, along with the generators.” The 1,600-hp, Tier 3 mains are MTU 12V4000s attached to Reintjes reduction gears supplied by Karl Senner. Volvo Penta supplied a pair of 477-kw gensets and one 341-kw emergency generator. The boats carry eight 19' Zodiac RIBs, kayaks and paddleboards.

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Built much more for comfort than for speed, the hard-chine boats cruise along at 12-knots or less. Comfort is also enhanced on the second boat by the addition of Quantum zero-speed stabilizers, which are long rotating cylinders that swing out from the bottom and rotate counter to each other and dampen the rolling while underway. “The ship now has amazing comfort in rough seas,” said Doulis. “We’re very excited by them.” Doulis and others at Lindblad are also excited by the growth of the expedition cruise segment. The company has recently contracted with Ulstein in Norway for the design and construction of an ice-classed Arctic vessel with options for two more. Palmer of ExpeditionTrips said the expedition industry is having “a bit of a building boom.” All the better to accommodate the baby boomers who want to cruise in a more adventurous way.

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Providing Significant power for Significant vessels. MTU congratulates Lindblad Expeditions and Seastreak LLC for having vessels named to WorkBoat’s 10 Significant Boats of 2018 list. We are proud to provide main propulsion power and automation controls aboard the National Geographic Quest and Venture expedition cruise vessels, along with the Seastreak Commodore ferry.

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Potomac Taxi I, II, III, IV Four aluminum catamaran water taxis for the nation’s capital.

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our passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for Entertainment Cruises’ Potomac Riverboat Co. (PRC) were delivered to Washington, D.C., within a 12-month period and are now in service. The total price tag for the four-boat project was $10 million, according to the Washington Business Journal. Metal Shark began construction on the vessels in March 2017 and completed the first two in six months. With a draft of 4'3", the four 87'7"×21'4"×9'7", 149-passenger highspeed aluminum catamaran vessels Potomac Taxi I, Potomac Taxi II, Potomac Taxi III, and Potomac Taxi IV departed Metal Shark’s Franklin, La., shipyard and motored along the Gulf of Mexico coastline and crossed Florida

via Lake Okeechobee before proceeding northward up the Atlantic coast to D.C. PRC has been around since 1974 and offers sightseeing tours, private charters and water taxi transportation along the Potomac River. The company has expanded its operations along the river and believes the waterway can help move traffic in the area in a more efficient way. “The opportunity there for growth and expansion of ridership is enormous,” Capt. John Lake, Potomac Riverboat’s general manager, told the Journal. “We see the river as an opportunity to help move people and create a transportation service that might alleviate some of the burden from other transportation providers in the area.”

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Owner: Potomac Riverboat Co. Builder: Metal Shark Designer: BMT Length: 87'7" Beam: 21'4" Depth: 9'7" Draft: 4'3" Hull Construction: Aluminum Main Propulsion: (2) Scania DI13 081M, 500 hp @ 1,800 rpm Propeller: (2) Michigan Wheel, 31.5"×33.5", 5-bladed, nibral Marine Gear: (2) Twin Disc MGXZ-5114, 1.74:1 Ship’s Service Power: (2) Cummins Onan 29QD-MDKDS gensets Speed (knots): 24 Capacities: Fuel, 950 gals.; water, 100 gals. Controls: Jastram

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Electronics Suite: Raymarine Delivery Date: Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi II, September 2017; Potomac Taxi III, February 2018; Potomac Taxi IV, March 2018

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The 87' water taxis carry 149 passengers and have a top speed of 24 knots.

Main propulsion for each water taxi comes from twin Scania DI13 081M engines delivering 500 hp at 1,800 rpm each. The mains connect to Michigan Wheel 31.5"×33.5" nibral, 5-bladed wheels through Twin Disc MGXZ-5114 marine gears with 1.74:1 reduction ratios. The propulsion system moves the boats along the water at 24 knots. The Coast Guard-certified Subchapter T vessels were designed by Alexandria, Va.-based BMT and feature an environmentally friendly low wake/low wash hull design. Ship’s service power comes from twin Cummins Onan 29QD-MDKDS 26

gensets. The boats have steering systems by Jastram and an electronics suite featuring products from Raymarine. Capacities include 950 gals. of fuel and 100 gals. water. The new passenger vessels were designed to provide commuters in the D.C. metro region with service between Old Town Alexandria; National Harbor, Md.; and Georgetown and The Wharf. Roundtrip pricing is $18 for adults, $12.60 for children. An annual pass is available from $175. “We’ve been on the river for a long time, and really it’s an underutilized resource,” Long told the Journal.

“From the start, the Metal Shark team has been professional, organized, diligent and skilled,” Entertainment Cruises CEO Kenneth Svendsen said. “We have been pleased with the workmanship and attention to detail by all involved. Above all else, we can tell Metal Shark has a commitment to process and to doing things the right way.” In July 2016, Metal Shark was chosen to build six 85', 150-passenger aluminum catamaran ferries for NYC Ferry. Between April and June of 2017, Metal Shark delivered all six vessels on time, with an average per-unit build time of 10 months. These were the first ferries built by the Jeanerette, La.-based shipyard. So successful was the project, that in August of 2017, Metal Shark received orders from Hornblower, operator of the NYC Ferry’s new boats, for four 97'×28', 350-passenger Subchapter K vessels, which were a new and larger platform than the fleet of 150-passenger vessels currently in operation. An additional 85', 150-passenger Subchapter T vessel was also ordered. The success of the New York City project led to orders from other ferry operators, including Potomac Riverboat. Construction on Potomac Taxi I and Potomac Taxi II began in March 2017, with both boats delivered in September of that year. Potomac Taxi III was delivered in February 2018 and Potomac Taxi IV one month later. Alexandria, Va.-based Potomac Riverboat joined Entertainment Cruises in 2016. The acquisition expanded Entertainment Cruises’ U.S. fleet to 38 vessels, serving more than 1.8 million guests annually. Potomac Riverboat’s parent Entertainment Cruises is the largest dining and sightseeing cruise company in the U.S., operating in over a dozen major U.S. cities. Potomac Riverboat also features private charters and sightseeing cruises around the D.C area.

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Congratulations to Potomac riverboat company

Selected as a significant boat of 2018 By The Workboat Magazine! The Potomac Riverboat Company, part of Entertainment Cruises family, provides water taxi services between The Wharf in Washington D.C., Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, and National Harbor. The 88-foot vessels, built by Louisiana-based Metal Shark to specifications from BMT Designers and Planners, can carry 149 passengers. Their 13-liter, 081M Scania engines allow for high-speed and low-wake.

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Seastreak Commodore High-capacity 600-passenger Subchapter K fast ferry.

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erry and excursion operator Seastreak stepped up its game in the thriving New York commuter market with the arrival in May of the Seastreak Commodore, at 600 passengers one of the highest capacity Subchapter K fast passenger vessels to be built in the U.S. The 150'×40' Commodore, designed by Incat Crowther and delivered in May by Gulf Craft LLC, Franklin, La., went straight into ferry service, making five commuter runs daily between New Jersey and New York City. Design considerations included handling and passenger comfort during the 35-knot runs up New York Harbor, and summer service to southern New England islands. “One of the big things was seakeeping ability. That’s very important with the distances we

Seastrek (above) Kirk Moore (left)

The ferry has 525 interior seats and 240 exterior seats, supplied by Beurteaux.

cover, on the New York-New Jersey routes and to Martha’s Vineyard,” said Jack Bevins, Seastreak’s vice president for operations. “That and passenger capacity.” Demand for ferry services around New York shows no slowing, amid the region’s mounting traffic congestion and aging public rail transit. The vessel’s voluminous capacity — there are more than 700 seats between the main cabins and outdoor decks — is Seastreak’s response to sustained growth in the New York commuter market. Accommodations include a full-service bar and seven restrooms. On the bridge there is a Furuno navigation suite, a FLIR camera for night vision and

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SPECIFICATIONS

Builder: Gulf Craft Inc. Designer: Incat Crowther Owner: Seastreak Inc. Mission: High speed passenger ferry Length: 150' Beam: 40' Maximum Draft: 6.5' Main Propulsion: (4) MTU Tier 3 12V4000M64, 1,818 hp @ 1,740 rpm (7,274 hp combined) Waterjet: (4) Rolls-Royce Kamewa 63S4 Ship’s Service Power: (2) John Deere 6068SFM85 generator drive engine

days when visibility is restricted, and video monitors connected to closed circuit cameras monitoring 27 areas on the boat. Characteristically of Incat Crowther designs, all-around visibility from the bridge gives the captain full situational awareness underway and ability to keep a safe eye on deckhands during dock operations. Passengers likewise enjoy a vista from the “wall of windows” interior cabin design. Within weeks of its start, the aluminum catamaran quickly became the company’s most popular ride between the city and its New Jersey terminals at Atlantic Highlands and Highlands on the northern Monmouth County, N.J., shore. On a day when Capt. Dave Clapp

Speed: 35 knots (fast cruise) Seating: 525 interior, 240 exterior Hull Construction: Aluminum Electronics/Navigation Equipment: Furuno radars, sounder, AIS and GPS; Simrad autopilot; FLIR thermal imaging camera Tankage: Fuel 4,000 gals.; potable water 500 gals. Ancillary Equipment/Systems: 27 deck, passenger spaces and engine room video cameras with wheelhouse display; Imtra LED interior and courtesy lighting; Daikin heat pumps and climate control Classification/Certification: Coast Guard Subchapter K for 600 passengers Delivery Date: May 2018

hosted a visit from WorkBoat, 447 passengers boarded for the 8 a.m. Highlands departure for the Pier 11/ Wall Street terminal in New York. “It has a little more windage, and you’ve got to be careful because it’s so powerful,” Clapp said, as he applied 28% power through the four Rolls-Royce 63S4 waterjets to hold the Commodore close to the dock as boarding was completed. “When you’re up on top (plane) at 35 knots you don’t throw much wake,” said Clapper. The four MTU Tier 3 12V4000M64 diesels collectively deliver up to 7,274 hp, with 1,740 rpm at the top end that achieved 39 knots in sea trials. In commuter service, the 1,680 rpm setting “saves 200 gallons of

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fuel a day. Six days a week, it starts to add up,” said Clapp. With eight boats and more than 200 employees, Seastreak operates commuter routes to New York City and seasonal tourist and excursion service to southern New England, including the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket off Massachusetts, and up New York’s Hudson River. The $14 million Commodore project is just half of a $30 million capital program that includes midlife upgrades and repowering of its 505-passenger vessels. There are plans for a second Commodore-class vessel. The company has committed to purchasing engines, but a construction timeline has yet to be decided, said Bevins.

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Rosemary McAllister

By Kirk Moore, Associate Editor

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he arrival of two very different challenges — the growing fleet of ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs), and the onset of Tier 4 air emission requirements for U.S. workboats — spurred McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Inc. to begin a new class of tugboat. The Rosemary McAllister is the second of four 100'×40', 6,770-hp tugs to be built for serving East Coast container ports. She follows up on the first example, the Capt. Brian A. McAllister, named for the company president, and likewise is named for his wife. “She’s been working every day consistently,” said Bobby Clinton, McAllister’s Norfolk, Va., port director of compliance and safety, during the Rosemary McAllister’s first weeks in Virginia. “With 6,800 horsepower, she’s the

The christening of the Rosemary McAllister and Capt. Brian McAllister in New York in July.

belle of the ball.” This new class of the first Tier 4 tugboats for the East Coast got started at Horizon Shipbuilding Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., which undertook construction of the Capt. Brian A. McAllister and the Rosemary. But the work and costs involved with fitting everything into the package contributed to Horizon’s October 2017 bankruptcy. Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Panama City, Fla., took over finishing the Rosemary and continuing work on the two remaining hulls. They are the most powerful boats the 153-year-old McAllister Towing has ever built and emerged from Eastern fully compliant with the new Subchapter M towing vessel safety

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SPECIFICATIONS

Builder: Eastern Shipbuilding Group Designer: Jensen Maritime Owner: McAllister Towing and Transportation Co. Inc. Mission: Ship assist and escort Length: 100' Beam: 40' Depth: 16.4' Maximum Draft: 18' Main Propulsion: (2) Caterpillar 3516E Tier 4, 3,386 hp @ 1,800 rpm Azimuth Thruster: (2) Schottel SRP 4000FP NiBrAl 2,800 mm, 4-bladed propeller with SDN 55 high efficiency nozzle Bollard Pull: 80 metric tons Ship’s Service Power: (3) Caterpillar Tier 3 C7.1; (2) 18-kW generator @ 1,800 rpm with manual parallel, auto start and auto transfer Speed: 14 knots (free running) Hull Construction: Steel Deck Winch: Markey DESF-48-100 with 558,000 lbs. brake holding

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force and full render/recover, 800' of 10" line (forward); Markey TES40-75 tow winch, 2,500' of 1/2" wire (aft) Electronics/Navigation Equipment: Radar, (2) Furuno FR8122 w/ ARPA, 4' antenna; radio, (3) Standard Horizon GX2200; autopilot, Anschutz Pilotstar; depth sounder, Furuno BFF1-UHD and (2) FCV295 w/transducers forward and aft; AIS, Furuno FA-300 series; GPS, (2) Furuno GP32 Tankage: Fuel, 58,710 gals.; lube oil, 545 gals.; urea (for Tier 4 emissions control), 1,000 gals.; potable water, 3,075 gals.; AFF foam, 750 gals. Ancillary Equipment/Systems: (2) FFS SFP 250x350 pump, 5,980 gpm; (2) FFS remote controlled monitor, 5,284 gpm with foam injection capability; 1,100-gpm deluge system; full engine room monitoring system with remote monitoring capability at helm, and deck cameras with wheelhouse display Classification/Certification: ABS Maltese Cross A-1 Towing, Maltese Cross AMS, Escort Service, Maltese Cross A-1 Fire Fighting (FiFi 1), USCG Subchapter M Delivery Date: June 2018

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requirements. “Our main function is going to be these 1,200-foot, 14,000-TEU ships,” said Capt. Larry Sullivan, who jockeyed them into Hampton Roads during the first weeks of the Rosemary McAllister’s career. Deck equipment includes a Markey class III escort winch with three speeds, powered by three Caterpillar generators controlled from the wheelhouse that can be run in parallel to provide more power to the winch. During sea trials the Rosemary McAllister exceeded expectations with a bollard pull of 82.75 metric tons. Expectations are the tug will handle 1,500' ULCVs, said Capt. Elliott Westall, McAllister’s vice president and general manager in Norfolk.

With channels 50' deep and federal authorization to deepen to 55', Norfolk has the deepest harbor on the East Coast and is a growing hub for trade into the U.S. heartland. Chesapeake Bay is likewise a focal point for liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping, and the Rosemary McAllister is equipped with a suite of powerful firefighting equipment for that tanker escort mission. Two remotely controlled FFS fire monitors run off pumps rated at nearly 6,000 gpm each, drawing on 24" water mains through the engine room near the main propulsion – two Caterpillar 3516E Tier 4 engines each producing 3,386 hp at 1,800 rpm. Designers at Jensen Maritime, Seattle, fitted in the Tier 4 selective catalytic reduction

(SCR) emissions control system with its 1,000-gal. urea tank. The Cats turn a pair of ABS Schottel SRP 4000FP azimuth drives, with NiBrAl 2,800 mm, 4-bladed propellers in SDN 55 high efficiency nozzles. Ship’s service power is supplied by three Cat C7.1 Tier 3 engines driving generators. A separate engineering compartment just forward of the engine room allows monitoring from a soundproofed space, and there is remote start/stop from the wheelhouse and video monitors. Jensen designers worked a lot of soundproofing into the boat to improve comfort and endurance. Crewmembers say they can even make phone calls on deck near the stacks while at running speed.

The triple azimuthing Z-drive configuration is designed for optimal speed, power and maneuverability. The 4-bladed Z-drive stainless steel props have 86" diameters. In addition, the Z-drives operate at lower engine loads that boost fuel efficiency. “The design process requires a lot of communication between all parties to ensure that each detail of the vessel is properly vetted and designed,” Cibilich said. “For this project the process was very comprehensive, from the 3D modeling of the engines and Z-drives to the smallest structural detail, like a half-inch collar for electrical penetrations. “Getting all of the details correct prior to fabrication is always essential to ensure the vessel is delivered on time and on budget,” Cibilich continued. “Frequently during the design process, the owner, designer and the shipyard will collectively review the 3-D model to review all structural details, pipe routing, machinery layouts, etc., to ensure that all parties are in agreement on the design. In the end, we were able to work together to produce a vessel of the highest quality and performance.” The tugs’ superstructure is

supported on a bed of springs for added crew comfort for the boat’s 13 crewmembers, as well as a soft-core joiner system in the accommodation spaces for additional comfort and fire safety. “Prior to these boats coming down the river, a typical 6,000-hp towboat would push 30 barges northbound and 30 barges southbound. These towboats can push 30 barges northbound and up to 42 barges southbound,” said Cibilich. “The triple azimuthing Z-drive configuration allows for optimal speed, power and maneuverability. In addition, the Z-drives operate more efficiently to boost fuel efficiency. Based on the performance of these vessels, as well as the previous triple Z-drive vessels we built, we are very impressed with the benefits the Z-drive configuration provides.” Ship’s service power is the responsibility of two Cummins QSM11-DM gensets, sparking 275 kW of electrical power each. Capacities include 107,700 gals. of diesel fuel oil; 1,400 gal. main engine day tanks; 74,950 gal. non-consumable potable water; 10,250 gals. potable water; and 875 gals. lube oil.

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“For us, every project is unique. For these vessels we worked closely with the owner, Marquette Transportation, to develop and finalize the specifications and general arrangement that met their needs,” said Cibilich. “Marquette Transportation requested that we subcontract with CT Marine because of their long history of proven hull designs and reputation for quality.” The boats were not the first triplescrew towboats the shipyard had built. “C&C Marine and Repair built three similar vessels for another customer in 2017. Whenever you are willing to be innovative and adopt new technology there will always be some challenge during the process,” Cibilich said. “Just the sheer power of the three Cummins QSK60-M main engines, paired to three Steerprop SP25D azimuthing Z-drive thrusters, creates challenges from a design perspective. Fortunately, we are able to address these challenges during the 3D modeling phase of the building process. It is always very important that all the engineering and modeling be performed before we begin fabrication, and it was no different for these boats.” 32

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