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Gladding-Hearn Wins Three Vessel Contract from Circle Line

Line’s 70th anniversary year. The new boat order follows the shipyard’s delivery of three sister ships for the company in 2009. Delivery of the ? rst new vessel is scheduled for 2016. Like the earlier vessels, the new 600-passenger all- steel vessel, designed by DeJong and Lebet, measures 165 feet in length and features a 34-foot beam. With a top speed of 14 knots, the vessel will be powered by twin Cummins

QSK-38M1 diesel engines, delivering a total of 2600 hp and connected to ZF W3355 gear boxes, spinning 60-inch,

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has 5-bladed bronze propellers. For dockside maneuvering, the begun construction of the ? rst of three new sightseeing ves- vessel is equipped with a 125 hp Wesmar bow thruster, sels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Inc., in New York powered by an electric motor. Two 140 kW generators will

City. A keel-laying ceremony at the Somerset-Mass., ship- supply the ship’s service power. The vessel will carry 8,200 yard in January, was held in commemoration of the Circle gallons of fuel and 4,000 gallons of potable water.

MetalCraft’s Oil Recovery Boat

MetalCraft Marine has delivered a new oil recovery boat to Imperial Oil. This unique workboat is designed and in- tended to perform a myriad of duties for its oil company customer, including carriage of passengers back and forth to a dredge, carriage of generator fuel, spare parts, and the layout of anchor patterns for the dredge and to assist mov- ing the dredge – using its high horsepower engines – around ditional features include a double continuous welded ? rst the inland pond. Given its intended operation in harsh Ca- 1/3 of structure vessel built to IACS rules with 50 percent nadian winters, an on-board automatic winterization sys- of the vessel’s bottom plate increased to 9/16” thick to sup- tem for unmanned overnight storage is ? tted and the vessel port beach loading and an ice belt protects the vessel’s sides. is designed to operate at -40 C. A 6,000 lb hydraulic A A ? oating wheelhouse to dampen sound is ? tted, and that frame for anchor retrieval/deployment is also provided. Ad- wheelhouse hinges onto the foredeck for shipping.

Oil Recovery Boat at a Glance …

Model: Kearl Lake - SL Landing Craft 45 Hull Number: 607 Displacement: 10,909 KG

Engines: (2) Cummins 6.7 L 424 HP Delivered: April 2015 Jets: (2) Ultra Jet 305

Bollard Pull: 7000 lbs LOA: 13.30m Horsepower: 850 HP

Carrying Capacity: 20,000 lbs BOA: 4.85m Speed: 34 kts.

RIBCRAFT Delivers Boat to Decatur Police Department ter patrols. Featuring a center console with a front bench seat, leaning post, custom aft seating and tow post, the 7.8 provides a large open deck to offer the versatility needed to support the Department’s operational requirements.

Equipped with twin Yamaha 150HP engines, the RIB can safely reach speeds in excess of 50 mph. Decatur’s 7.8 also

RIBCRAFT last month announced the delivery of a features CBRN capabilities (Chemical, Biological, Radio- specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 for patrol and enforcement logical, and Nuclear) for an advanced defense strategy. The operations to the City of Decatur, Alabama. The 25’ pur- CBRN detection sensor allows the department to take pose built mission speci? c RIB will be used by the Deca- protective measures in situations where any of these four tur Police Department for tactical operations and on wa- hazards are present.

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