Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation, a rapidly growing operator of tug/supply, supply and utility vessels for the offshore oil industry has announced the election of Dave S. Miller as president. Since joining State Boat in 1973, Mr.
The Northern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its first meeting of the new season at the Commissioned Officers Club, Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, N.H. The featured speaker for the technical session was Robert Reid,
Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. has recently sold all its marine operations to James R. Barker, its ex-chairman. The company previously known as Moore McCormack Bulk Transport, Inc. has been renamed Mormac Marine Transport, Inc. The principal officers are: James R.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) recently held a naming ceremony and open house for the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), first of two 90,000-dwt tankers NASSCO is converting into 1,000- bed Naval Hospital Ships. Both events were open to the public.
Kloster Cruise Limited, Coral Gables, Fla., has ordered two new 40,000-ton, 1,220-passenger ships, to be launched in late 1992 and early 1993 as part of the company's Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Cruise Line fleets. The cruise ships will be built in St.
Dr. Gerald P . Francis has been appointed head of the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. He has concurrently received the rank of captain, U.S. Maritime Service. A 1958 graduate of the University of Dayton,
Star Cruises and Carnival Corp. tightened their grip on Norwegian cruise group NCL Holding during February by ousting the board and appointing Norwegian lawyer Ole Lund as the new chairman. Lund, who is also chairman of state oil firm Statoil, will head a new six-member NCL board.
The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.