With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
Mr. Henri Kummerman, founder and president of the International MacGregor Organization, has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law by the Senate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Announcing the honor at a dinner in Switzerland to mark Mr.
Knutsen OAS Shipping of Haugesund. Norway, is no stranger to international shipping circles, with roots back to 1896 when the founder of the Knutsen company bought his first vessel. Today, the company operates one of the most sophisticated and modern fleets of purpose- built shuttle tankers,
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently delivered the 12,000-dwt oil recovery vessel/ suction dredge Vaydaghubsky to V/O Sudoimport of Moscow. The new vessel is said to be the largest of her kind in the world. In addition to her oil recovery role,
The National Cargo Bureau has announced the expansion of its services to Guam with the appointment of Capt. William F. Lau as its nonexclusive surveyor. Captain Lau will be responsible for Bureau inspections in Guam and the surrounding area. He was educated in China and Australia,
Moss Verft, a member of the Norwegian Kvaerner Group, recently c o m p l e t e d the liquefied gas/ammonia carrier Hebe (shown above) for K / S A / S Helengas of Stavanger, Norway. The vessel will be operated by Rederiet Helge R. Myhre A/S, also of Stavanger.
Keppel Shipyard, a major operating division of Keppel Corporation Limited, has completed a S$4.3-million (about US$2.2-million) conversion contract for the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. The M/V Santorini, a RO/RO car/passenger ferry, was
Nichigoh Maru, a 36,912-gt, f u l l y automated containership built at the Hiroshima Works (Innoshima) of Hitachi Zosen, Japan, was delivered recently to her joint owners — Yamashita- Shinnihon Steamship, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Nippon Yusen.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command recently took delivery of three Fast Sealift Ships (FSS), part of an eight-ship package comprising the Navy's Fast Sealift Ship program designed to increase the mobility and responsiveness of the Armed Forces.
With deliveries scheduled for late 2002, Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) of Anchorage, Alaska, has come to an agreement with National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) for the construction of two 839 ft. (255.7 m) RoRo vessels for its Alaska service.