Glosten Gets Contract To Design Alaskan Ferry
The Glosten Associates Inc. of Seattle has been awarded a $2.1 million contract to design a new ocean ferry for use in Alaska.
Glosten, a naval architecture firm with a staff of 33, will work for the Alaska Marine Highway System, determining features needed for the $75 million ferry.
Some special features include an elevator and "turntable" system for unloading automobiles; different door designs for unloading at both developed and undeveloped ports; and a helicopter landing pad for use if the ferry is called to emergency duty, for oil spills or other catastrophes.
The ferry, which will be built by a different subcontractor, is scheduled for completion in 1996.
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