Bayou la Batre,Ala shipbuilder Steiner Shipyard has actually been picked by the Maine Department of Transportation for the building of the Matinicus Island Replacement Ferry for the Maine State Ferry Service (MSFS).
The 104-foot passenger/vehicle ferryboat is created byGilbert Associates Once finished, the ferryboat will certainly offer the Rockland- based ferryboat solution with a new vessel with the ability of servicing the MSFS’s lengthiest course to Matinicus Island (23 miles). It will certainly offer the needed upgrade to the ferryboat solution that moves virtually 500,000 travelers and also 190,000 cars every year.
ECS Federal – Marine and also Engineering Division will certainly sustain Steiner Shipyard by giving manufacturing design and also program administration assistance throughout the preparation, implementation, and also shipment stages.
Steiner Shipyard, a woman-owned small company, develops lots of kinds of brand-new building steel and also light weight aluminum vessels for both residential and also worldwide clients.
MSFS, a department of Maine DOT, offers the island neighborhoods of Vinalhaven, North Haven, Islesboro, Swans Island, Frenchboro and also Matinicus.