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BMT Wins Offshore Wind Vessel Contract for U.S. Market
The vessels will service Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore
Wind Project. According to BMT, U.S. Workboats of Hu- bert, NC, and Senesco Marine of North Kingstown, RI will build the vessels. BMT has designed the new 20m
CTV speci? cally for East Coast conditions with maneu- verability, performance and redundancy in mind while reaching a top speed of 28 knots. The fully-classed CTV vessel, carrying 20 passengers, plus 4 crew, will be delivered early next year and is under construction, with the second earmarked for 2020. The endangered North Atlantic right whales have been a key driver in the design of this vessel,
BMT will design two advanced Crew Transfer Vessels culminating in the smallest quad jet wind farm vessel that (CTVs) for the expanding U.S. offshore wind industry. BMT has ever designed.
Armstrong Delivers Dive Compliance Vessel for WA DNR
The monohull dive compliance vessel Sentry was recent- ly accepted by the Washington State Department of Natu- ral Resources (DNR) after successful launch and sea trials.
DNR has selected Armstrong Marine’s proposal to design and build multiple vessels for their Marine Law Enforce- ment program. Sentry is customized for ef? cient geoduck ? shery management along with other marine law enforce- ment operations. A 4’ dive platform, tank racks, aft deck shower, and custom dive ladder serve DNR divers moni- toring geoduck stock and habitat. The aggressive lines of
Armstrong Marine’s design lend presence well-suited for compliance missions, with vinyl graphics ? tting of an of- ? cial agency enforcement vessel. Sentry was the ? rst unit delivered under this contract; the second vessel, currently in production, will be completed later this summer.
Peregrine Falcon: Bristol Bay Innovation
Peregrine Falcon boat builders, of Eagle River near An- chorage, AK, have a history of innovation from aluminum landing craft to Bristol Bay gillnetters. They recently sea trialed Bryan Mcmahan’s Esa Ruth, the ? rst of their latest pair of Bristol Bay boats that will be turning some heads on the Bay during this Summer’s sockeye season. The boats 40-knot speed will stand out amongst the crowd of fast boats. But it will be their innovative design that will attract attention even dockside. Rather than the conventional for- ward cabin-design, these two craft have the cabin set aft on a raised platform that allows ? exibility with the salmon gillnet. The boat, because of the raised wheelhouse, has much more deck space to pick ? sh.
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