The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.
With a strong history of building some of the greatest liners to sail the seas, with names such as Rex, Saturnia, Vulcania, Leonardo da Vinci and Grand Princess to its credit, Fincantieri continues its tradition to this day as a leading ship builder, particularly in the cruise ship segment.
Wotan, a 600-ton lift crane mounted on a 300-foot-long barge (shown above) went into service on Puget Sound in mid-June. The floating crane, largest in use in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest on the West Coast, was christened in June
Miami Diver has led the devel- opment of a unique universal steel habitat to efficiently carry out underwater repairs on almost any ship. In July 1999. a leading cruise ship operator approached Miami Diver Inc. with a damaged lip type stern seal on one of its vessels.
Representatives of government maritime agencies of the United States and Canada have signed a formal agreement to cooperate in marine transportation research and development, it was announced recently in Washington and Ottawa. Under the agreement,
Seaward International, Inc., Clearbrook, Va., recently announced that it has completed the manufacture, testing and delivery of thirty-four 7-foot-diameter by 14-foot-long Sea Guard® marine fenders for installation at the U.S. Naval Station in Mayport, Fla.
M I T Announces Spring P r o g r am In Port P l a n n i n g, D e v e l o p m e n t , E n g i n e e r i ng
The Advanced Study Program of MIT's Center for Advanced Engineering Study is offering a 16-week graduate level program for practicing port planners and engineers directed by E. G. Frankel, professor of Ocean Systems, a well-known port planner and engineer,
No stranger to the cruising industry, Pamela Conover, president and COO of Cunard Line Ltd. Could undoubtedly be the reason behind the company's continual ability to capture and hold on to the rich British history that it has sustained since its establishment in 1840.
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has restructured its business operations, dividing its two main operating areas into maritime services and indus- trial services. In a press meeting in Hamburg on March 4, executive board members Dr. Hans Payer and Consul Rainer Schondube said.
Marine interior contractor James P. Colie & Associates has completed installation of its Internet Cafes for Royal Caribbean cruise vessels, the most recent on the Legend of the Seas, which was scheduled for a December 1, 1999 completion. Dubbed Royal Caribbean Online,