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.
DredgeMasters International, Inc. (DMI), the Hendersonville, Tenn., subsidiary of Valley Industries, recently christened the newest and largest dredge in its line of heavy duty dredges. The model HPC-27DR DuraMaster dredge was christened in a ceremony at La Place, La.
A backlash against older tankers and flags of convenience, triggered by the December sinking of the Erika off the coast of France, achieved a tangible first step last week with the signing of a Ship Safety Charter by oil majors and ship classification
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.
The American Ship Building Company of Tampa, Fla., following the recent completion of a $300-million, five-ship T-5 tanker contract for Ocean Products Tankers of Houston and the Military Sealift Command, has announced its intention to embark on two new major programs.
The new Ship Security and Alert Systems (SSAS) regulations were adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance maritime security in response to the increasing threat from terrorism and piracy. After July l, 2004. most deepsea passenger
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,
Tano Marine Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., has been named the Single System Vendor (SSV) responsible for integration of the complete propulsion system for a new oceanographic survey ship. The contract was awarded by Avondale Industries, Inc.
Two new, diesel-powered, 35,- 000-deadweight-ton product tankers have been ordered by Chevron Transport Corporation, San Francisco, Calif., a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company of California, f o r service in the company's international trades.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,