According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— MAN B&W Diesel GmbH, Augsburg, West Germany, recently achieved a considerable sales success when its L40/54 four-stroke diesel engines were selected to power the new Chandris Cruise Line's cruise ship,
Seven Seas Voyager, the new 50,000-gt cruise ship under construction by T. Mariotti at its Genoa yard for delivery to Radisson Seven Seas in 2003, will be among the first ships to be equipped with the new Dolphin podded propulsion system, a system
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.
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.
Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O) recently purchased Los Angeles-based Sitmar Cruises for a reported $210 million. With the purchase of Sitmar Cruises, P&O, which already operates a fleet of six ships through its Los Angeles-based Princess Cruises subsidiary,
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.
Unitor Ships Service was the main supplier of specialized hospital equipment for the recently built Royal Viking Line luxury cruise ship Royal Viking Sun. She is the fifth cruise vessel to be equipped with Unitor hospital equipment since the firm introduced its product line in 1987.
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) recently held a ceremony at its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works to christen and launch the expedition cruise ship Frontier Spirit. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Frontier Cruises, Limited, in October of this year.