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Gear Rating Discussed At Joint Meeting Of ASNE And SNAME Sections

The Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, together with the Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers, held their annual joint meeting recently at the Officers Club of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.

 

THE EXPANDING CRUISE INDUSTRY—STILL MORE ROOM FOR GROWTH

With nearly 3 million people taking a cruise during 1988 (4 million, including one-day cruises), the cruise industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. With Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reporting excellent bookings for its member cruise lines,

C-E Names Matthews Manager Of Contracts, Marine Power Systems

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,

U.S. And Canadian Companies Licensed To Build Vickdock

U.S. and Canadian companies have been licensed to manufacture a range of floating drydocks that operate on the submarine principle of using compressed air to blow water from their ballast tanks. Ammac Welding and Machine Works of Wilmington, Calif.

Scottish Offshore Opens Texas Office

The Scottish Offshore Partnership (SCOPA) has announced the formal opening of its office in Houston, Texas. This significant action by a British group of consulting engineers requires explanation. SCOPA has been set up with its headquarters in Glasgow,

NCL Board Dumped, Lund Appointed

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.

Livanos Elected To ABS Management Committee

George P. Livanos, president of Seres Shipping, Inc., New York, N.Y., was elected to the Management Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) by the board of managers at its recent Semiannual Meeting. Announcement of his election was made by Robert T.

Halter Marine To Convert Supply Vessel For EPA Under $4.2-Million Pact

The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore

Liquefied Gas Minicarrier Delivered By Moss Verft

Moss Verft, a member of the Norwegian Kvaerner Group, recently c o m p l e t e d the liquefied gas/ammonia carrier Hebe (shown above) for K / S A / S Helengas of Stavanger, Norway. The vessel will be operated by Rederiet Helge R. Myhre A/S, also of Stavanger.

Two Naval Architects Join Waller & Assoc.

Frank van Bentem and Michael Pepper have recently joined the naval architectural company of Waller & Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas. Mr. van Bentem, vice president, has spent many years in the shipbuilding and marine consulting industry along the U.

 
 
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