Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently delivered the Moku Pahu, a 113-foot 6-inch Catug, to the California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. of San Francisco, Calif. A Catug is the catamaran style propulsion unit in an integrated tug/barge system.
During the past year, Marystown Shipyard Limited in Newfoundland, Canada, has been developing an all-purpose anchor-handling/ tug/supply vessel design designated the M68 (LOA is 68.48 meters), capable of being fitted out with a number of options
Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
The European Intership initiative to breathe new life into Europe's flagging ship construction industry could provide a pointer for repair yards in the region, some believe. The seven yards in five countries have secured €19 million in EU funding