b'MEMBERNEWSAll American Marine to Complete Construction of the First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vessel in the United StatesPVA Associate member Allhydrogen fuel cell marine technologies.are on the leading edge of manufactur-American Marine, Inc., Bellingham,The e-ferry will exhibit the viability ofing unique vessels with advanced pro-WA, has been awarded a contractthis marine technology for the commer- pulsion methods, which is why we are by PVA Associate member SWITCHcial and regulatory community.so excited to be a part of this project to Maritime (SW/TCH) to complete theAll American Marine (AAM) hascomplete construction on such a revo-aluminum construction and outfi ttingbuilt other hybrid-electric vessels inlutionary vessel.of a 70-ft 84-passenger zero emissions,the United States and was chosen toThe project is funded by private hydrogen powered, electric drive (e- complete this project because of theircapital from SW/TCH, an impact ferry) that will operate in Californiasexperience building unique, high-qual- investment platform building the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior toity vessels. All American Marines newfirst fleet of zero emissions maritime transfer to All American Marine, theshipyard has an expanded capacity andvessels. SW/TCHs mission-driven Water-Go-Round project had begun withproduction capabilities for additional,platform seeks to work with existing PVA Associate member Bay Ship &larger and more complex vessels.ferry operators around the country to Yacht shipyard in Alameda, CA whereHaving demonstrated our capa- provide capital to accelerate their tran-the aluminum hull and superstruc- bilities by delivering a number of state- sition to zero emissions, leveraging sig-ture had been started. This is the fi rstof-the-art vessels over the years, AAMnificant experience from the build of hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the U.S.,was the ideal candidate to completethis e-ferry. This project is also partially representing a monumental step inthis vessel. We believe that hydrogen- funded by a $3 million grant from the the maritime industrys transition to afuel cell technology will prove to beCalifornia Air Resources Board, ad-sustainable future. The e-ferry is beinga robust alternative to conventionalministered by the Bay Area Air Quality developed to demonstrate a pathwaypowertrain technologies, said MattManagement District, that comes from to commercialization for zero-emissionMullett, AAM President & CEO. Wethe California Climate Investments initia-LET ASSUREDPARTNERS MCM MANAGEYOUR INSURANCE SO YOU CANFOCUS ON YOUR VOYAGEAssuredPartners MCM is a leading independent insurance brokerage based in the Pacic Northwest. Our marine practice group has more than 100 years of combined experience placing insurance and managing the marine industrys unique risks.Whether were working with vessel operators, builders, repair facilities or suppliers, we create specialized solutions that meet each clients needs.AssuredPartners MCMContact: Damon L. NasmanDirect Line: 206.262.6375Damon.Nasman@assuredpartners.comwww.assuredpartnersmcm.com44APRIL 2020FOGHORN'