USA: Construction of Washington’s Newest Olympic Class Ferry

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 WSDOT, December 24, 2013 My location zoom The video captures construction of Washington’s newest Olympic Class ferry, 144-car Tokitae, from the start of construction through summer 2013.Vigor Industrial began construction of the Tokitae in March 2012 at the company’s Seattle shipyard. Vigor fabricated major modules and assembled them, along with the vessel ends made by Jesse Engineering in Tacoma, into a complete hull.The shipyard hit a major milestone in March 2013, when they moved the superstructure of the Tokitae onto the hull while both structures were in floating drydocks. The 1100-ton superstructure was fabricated at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island. The shipyard hit another milestone in July, when it floated the vessel out of drydock to finish final outfitting pier side.The Tokitae is scheduled for delivery to Washington State Ferries in early 2014.last_img read more

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Indian delegation hold talks in Sri Lanka

The delegation is scheduled to visit other parts of the country as well and hold talks with Sri Lankan opposition members including members of the Tamil National Alliance, a key Tamil political party in Sri Lanka.The delegation, which consists of members from India’s ruling Congress party, the BJP, CPM, SP, BJD and JD(U) will also meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during their six day tour to the country.Two major political parties from Tamil Nadu, the AIADMK and DMK, withdrew from the delegation at the last minute as they felt the visit will merely be a sightseeing tour. The External Affairs Ministry said that on Tuesday the delegation is scheduled to travel to the former war affected areas in the north of the country.Officials said that in the north the Indian parliamentary delegation will get a firsthand look at some of the projects undertaken by India to help the Tamils in the country. A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation held talks in Colombo on Tuesday to assess the post war situation in the country, the Sri Lankan External Affairs Ministry said.The delegation led by the Indian opposition leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj met the External Affairs Minister G.L Peiris as well as the Economic Affairs Minister Basil Rajapaksa. The AIDMK led by Jayalalitha Jeyaram and DMK led by M. Karunanidhi, have been calling on the Indian government to act on human rights concerns in Sri Lanka. The delegation also visited the Sri Lankan parliament and met the Deputy Speaker of parliament as well as other government officials. “The Indian delegation was briefed on the rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the north and east as well as other post war developments,” an External Affairs Ministry official said. read more

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