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.
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,
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 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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.