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Significant Small Ships of 2009

Editor:  Angela VelascoSignificant Small Ships 2009 - page layouts


Significant Small Ships of 2009 includes a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered in 2009 by ship and boatyards worldwide.  Each vessel presentation comprises of a full page, with colour photograph, a detailed technical description, the main particulars in tabular form and a list of major suppliers.

Significant Small Ships of 2009 provides a wealth of information in a readable format, and features approximately 28 of the most innovative and important commercial designs completed last year worldwide.


Significant Small Ships of 2009 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or USB format.

Ref: SSC09 Publication Price - £30 (RINA Member £25)



Significant Small Ships of 2009

Newbuildings included in this year's volume of Significant Small Ships are:

  • Adams Challenge: complex offshore support vessel built by Balenciaga
  • Aramara: first crew boat to be built at Strategic Marine’s Mexican yard for Gulf of Significant Small Ships 2009Mexico
  • BA Fong: first passenger catamaran ferry built by Guangdong Hongshen to CMCS design
  • Carolyn Dorothy: breakthrough hybrid technology for towage market
  • CE2: powerful customs patrol boat for Hong Kong
  • City of Portland: all-weather emergency fire boat for Portland Fire Department
  • Costante Neri & Corrado Neri: efficient ASD sister tugs for Fratelli Neri
  • Far Samson: the most powerful offshore multipurpose vessel from Rolls-Royce
  • Farasan: first-in-series high-speed catamaran ferry for the Red Sea
  • Hai Yu: fuel efficient high-speed catamaran ferry from Wang Tak
  • Kogalym: ice-class anchor-handling tug supply vessel for Lukoil
  • Lambeth: first of five low-wash harbour patrol vessels for PLA
  • Lamnalco Sana’a: high-performance fire-fighting tug for Lamnalco Group
  • Mako Shark: high-speed, lightweight Singapore Police Coast Guard vessel
  • Moldefjord: innovative LNG-fuelled car/passenger ferry from Remontowa
  • MPI Don Quixote: important crew vessel for the offshore renewable energy sector
  • NB555: ultra high-speed police/patrol craft from Dockstavarvet
  • Passio Per Formentera: state-of-the-art passenger vessel
  • Pilbara Thor: first of two terminal support tugs for Australian multinational mining group
  • Samson Supporter & Samson Supplier: flexible design for onshore/offshore utility vessels
  • SD Eva: high-speed fast crew supplier catamaran from Damen for Royal Navy
  • Seaspan Resolution: tier II-compliant dynamic tractor/escort tug for Seaspan
  • Seychelles Paradise: eco-friendly small cargo tanker from German yard
  • SMBC Monterrey: innovative first-in-series LNG support tug from UNV
  • Spinola: powerful bollard pull in escort/terminal tug from Armon
  • Spitfire: high-stability interceptor pilot/patrol boat from Safehaven Marine
  • Sprut: high-fuel economy environmental protection patrol vessel from German/Russian yards
  • Star Commodore: increased engine size onboard powerful tug from Cheoy Lee
  • Stril Mariner: highly specialised platform supply vessel for Simon Møkster Shipping
  • Svitzer Kilroom: quieter escort tug with options for LNG support             
  • WG Columbus: first inverted bow vessel built in Spain
  • Willy T: impressive escort tug from Astilleros Zamakona

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