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First Steel Cut for New Great Lakes Bulk Carrier more than 35 years. The new River-Class, self-unloading bulk carrier is believed to be the ? rst ship for U.S. Great

Lakes service built on the Great Lakes since 1983. Mea- suring 639 feet in length (78 feet W / 45 feet H / 28,000

DWT), the ship will transport raw materials to support manufacturing throughout the Great Lakes region. The

Interlake Steamship Company, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuild- ing and Bay Engineering are jointly designing the bulk carrier, complete with advanced vessel and unloading sys- tems automation. Scheduled for completion in mid-2022,

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and The Interlake Steam- the carrier will generate business for partnering contrac- ship Company hosted a ceremonial ? rst-cut-of-steel event tors, vendors and suppliers. Major partners for the project last month, celebrating the historic start of construction include ABS, EMD Engines, Caterpillar, Lufkin (a GE on the ? rst U.S.-? agged Great Lakes bulk carrier built in Company) and MacGregor.

Armstrong R/V Delivered to University of Alaska

The 40’ x 13’ research vessel Nanuq recently entered service for the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of

Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. In a competitive solicita- tion process last year, the University selected Armstrong

Marine’s proposal to design and build the vessel. Nanuq is customized for research and teaching operations. The monohull features 28 to 32 knot cruise speed, hydraulic

A-frame, overnight accommodations for ? ve, full-service galley, head, Northern Lights 5kW diesel generator, and a Nanuq is powered by twin Volvo D6 330hp diesel inboards

Garmin/NMEA electronics package supplemented with a paired with Aquamatic outdrives and Volvo hydraulic pow-

Furuno SC70 satellite compass. During Nanuq’s maiden er steering. An aft deck second station and Side Power 8” 11-day voyage, the boat performed beyond the scientists’ electric bow thruster with joystick controls ensure superior expectations. In the challenging and rough Gulf of Alaska, maneuverability during research operations. 400-gallon the vessel transited with ease and quickness to the Sound. fuel capacity provides crucial endurance for all operations.

AAM Delivers Another High-Speed Ferry for Kitsap Transit

All American Marine (AAM) has completed construc- tion and delivered the last of three low wake and high-speed passenger vessels built for Kitsap Transit based in Bremer- ton, Wa. The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon ? ber hydrofoil, was was designed by Teknicraft Design. The de- sign of the new vessel was based upon the successful ultra- low-wake Rich Passage 1 (RP1), built by All American

Marine in 2011. AAM, the exclusive builder of Teknicraft

Design in North America, was selected as the sole source to build this vessel. Teknicraft’s patented hydrofoil-assisted hull design is proven to have an industry-leading low-wake wash energy signature that will not degrade the sensitive shorelines of Rich Passage. 51 MN

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