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.
At a recent industry gathering in London, a series of presentations on passengership safety issues inevitably but rightly raised nightmare scenarios of mass evacuation. However, the tone set by the speakers and participants at the conference "Safety
A crowd of several thousand watched the recent christening of the USS Cape Cod (AD-43) at the San Diego yard of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company. She was the third Gompers Class destroyer tender to slide down the ways at NASSCO during the past 18 months.
The Power Systems Group of Combustion Engineering, Inc., Windsor, Conn., has announced the appointment of Thomas E. Matthews as manager of contracts, C-E Marine Power Systems. Mr. Matthews will be responsible for the overall performance and administration of marine contracts,
Either directly or through wholly owned subsidiaries, the Brazilian shipping company Docenave, the shipping arm of the State-owned Companhia Vale do Rio Doce mining company, has ordered 10 new bulkers totaling 1,535,200 dwt. Deliveries are scheduled between 1986 and 1988.
Three contracts over a twomonth period, totaling approximately $9.5 million, have been received by IMODCO, 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, from PEMEX, the Mexican state-controlled oil company,
Following competitive procurement, the Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded six firmfixed price contracts for the transportation of Department of Defense cargo. —$55,093,944 to Central Gulf Lines, Incorporated of New Orleans, La., for the charter of two U.
The U.S. Navy recently exercised its option to have Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, construct two additional fleet oilers at a total cost of $231.9 million. The Navy also awarded Avondale a $166- million contract to build a landing ship dock.
Haynes Corporation, Jackson, Mich., recently announced the purchase of all assets pertaining to the Bendix industrial fuel injection system product line for medium to large industrial diesel engines from the Allied-Signal Aerospace Company. The systems are principally utilized on marine,
Increases of as much as threefold in the cost of marine liability insurance faced owners of tankers trading to the U.S. at the recent renewal of most protection and indemnity covers. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster, increases required