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 300-passenger catamaran to begin operating in June this year between Seattle and Victoria, B.C., will offer a fast, comfortable cruise through some of the Northwest's most beautiful waters. Built by Fjellstrand A/S in Omstrand, Norway, the 127-foot
It could be clubbed "the new classic." The idea of creating a comfortable passenger vessel encompassing old world classic decor — as per the famed ocean liners of the early 20th Century - while instilling modern safety and mechanical requirements, as well as sophisticated amenities.
Based in Rauma, Aker Finnyards recent history is indicative of the changes, which continue to sweep the Finnish maritime scene. Finnyards is owned 100 percent by Norwegian interests, part of Aker Yards, an international shipbuilding group comprising
Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, recently released an artist's rendering of its new roofed-over building dock. With a length of about 870 feet and width of more than 328 feet, this hall will be one of the world's largest roofed building docks.
The Great Congress St. & Atlantic Steamship Company, Ltd., Boston, Mass., has signed a contract with Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., for construction of a 75-foot steam launch of traditional turn-of-the-century lines. Designed by Halsey Heereshoff of Bristol, R.
Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International, has appointed Oscar D. Andersen executive vice p r e s i d e n t and named Alf Clausen vice president and technical director, it was announced by Kenneth A.B. Trippe, president. Mr.
Rolls-Royce has won two new contracts to supply podded propulsion systems and deck machinery for Queen Mary 2, the new luxury cruise liner to be built for Cunard Line at Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France. It has also won contracts to supply
Rockment A/S reports that Rockwool TNF Systems are now some of the most popular soft core systems in the world, with installations on over 1,150 vessels. Rockwool Modular TNF Systems have been supplied for some of the world's most modern and advanced passenger cruise vessels and ferries.
Comsat Maritime Services recently announced the publication of its new brochure, "Cruise Calling" (SM). This valuable reference guide provides instructions on placing ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship satellite calls and includes a directory of telephone numbers for cruise ships worldwide.