Advertisement

US NAVY: Fast track ferry

The first-of-class Joint High Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), has successfully completed formal acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. After a series of comprehensive tests to demonstrate the performance of the ship’s propulsion plant, handling and auxiliary systems, the high-speed catamaran transport ship was permitted to fly a broom from the mast, a Navy tradition representing a ‘clean sweep’ of trials from the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey team.

USNS Spearhead will be followed by Choctaw County (JHSV 2), which was christened on 15 September. Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard has two more JHSVs in build as part of an order for nine 103m JHSVs under a US$1.6 billion contract. The same facility is also building five Independence class Littoral Combat Ships.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions during the operational phase of an...
Advertisement

Related articles

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions...

Berg secures Louis Dreyfus Armateurs propulsion package for wind-assisted Airbus ro-ro vessels

At Shanghai on 12 June 2024 BERG Propulsion announced that it had won a contract covering the hybrid...

Ships Monthly July issue out now

SHIPS MONTHLY July 2024 The July 2024 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all...

LNG newbuilding values at record high

The number of LNG newbuilding orders has more than doubled from the same period last year when 34...