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Lake Assault Delivers Fireboat to Conroe FD ated bow door that enables faster and more ef? cient rescue operations. The boat is equipped with a T-top-style cabin (with a lockable rollup back wall for added security), twin 250-hp Honda engines, an Optimus 360 joystick control system, a 500 gpm pump, Garmin radar and sonar with

SideVu and DownVu, and a forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. Initial pre-production meetings were held

Lake Assault Boats has placed into service a 28-foot ? re- boat with the City of Conroe Fire Department in Conroe, in Conroe. Subsequently, the craft was engineered and manufactured at Lake Assault’s facilities on the shores of

Texas. The craft was delivered in mid-May. The Lake As- sault modi? ed V-hull design for Lake Conroe features a Lake Superior. Prior to going into service, the company provided three days of on-the-water training. landing craft style con? guration with a hydraulically oper-

Lake Assault Fireboat at a glance …

Max Load: 4000 lb. Length: 28’ Steering: Seastar Optimus 360 Joystick

Fire pump: 500 GPM Beam: 9’ 6” RubRail: 3” Duramax D shaped

Trim Tabs: Volvo QL 450 Max Draft: 24” Engines: Twin Honda 250 HP outboards

Keel-laying for 10 Damen Stan Tugs at GLS

In August, a keel-laying ceremony was held at Great Lakes the ? rst in the USA to be designed and built to comply

Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 Damen Stan Tugs 1907 with the US Coast Guard Subchapter M regulations under

ICE. The vessels will be Ice Class and operated by the yard’s ABS classi? cation. These came into effect in June this year af? liate company, The Great Lakes Towing Company, re- and set new standards of seaworthiness for the towage in- placing existing tonnage. These will be the ? rst tugs to be dustry and also establish new rules for safety management, designed and built to comply with the new Subchapter M including protocols and inspection requirements. In addi-

Coast Guard regulations. Under the license, Great Lakes tion to the Ice Class speci? cation, they will be treated with

Shipyard will receive full construction, design and engi- special, high endurance paint capable of withstanding the neering support from Damen. The ten 1907 tugs will be abrasion that comes with moving through ice.

Gladding Hearn Delivers Incat Ferry to Hyline Cruises

Crowther proposed moving the wheelhouse to a third deck, freeing up the front end of the second deck for VIP pas- sengers. Balancing the extra deck’s weight with increased ca- pacity and amenity of the passenger spaces, Incat Crowther were able to propose a design that met performance and rev-

The Grey Lady IV, the fourth catamaran ferry designed enue requirements. The VIP cabin has a superb forward fac- by Incat Crowther, has been built and delivered by Glad- ing view which is the only such cabin on a fast ferry serving ding Hearn for Hyline Cruises of Hyannis, Massachusetts. the route. Grey Lady IV is powered by a quartet of Cum-

The 47 meter catamaran is the largest in the ? eet with ad- mins QSK60-M main engines. With a rating of 1641kW ditional passenger capacity, an increased luggage space and a each, they were selected to be run at a modest engine speeds

VIP lounge. The capacity increase was at odds with docking in day to day running, with reduced wear and tear and in- constraints, which enforced upper limits on both the length creased time between overhauls. The rating allows the vessel and beam of the vessel. In the face of these challenges, Incat to maintain its service schedule on just three engines.

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