The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
One of the largest excursion/dinner boat builders in the U.S., Morgan City, La.-based Service Marine Industries, Inc., recently launched an elegant 500-passenger dinner cruise boat for Holiday Cruises, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International, headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
The grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the resulting oil spill caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the existing regulations governing the movement of tanker traffic on Prince William Sound. Soon after the spill, pilots were required to escort
That is the basic business principle that has sustained Dietmar Wertanzl, senior VP of Fleet operations for Celebrity Cruises, since he began his career with the industry in the late 1970''s. Not even 30-years old, Wertanzl began on what was then
Drew Ameroid® recently introduced another "Added Value" solution to marine fuel problems— Amergy® 222 fuel oil conditioner, a premium blend of solvents, dispersants, surfactants, and detergents which minimizes the effect of fuel instability and incompatibility.
Marine Management Systems (MMS) recently completed implementation of their computerized Planned Maintenance (PMS) system aboard Cunard Line's luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), according to an announcement made by MMS president, Eugene D.
Infrasonik AB of Finspong, Sweden, a subsidiary of ASEA STAL, has received an order from a major U.S. container shipping line, for 11 sets of Infrafone soot-removal equipment for installation in the exhaust gas economizers of the U.S. diesel vessels.
Literature is available describing a new two-drum hydraulic winch that was specifically designed for both t r a w l i n g and purse seining operations. This winch, the MARCO WM- 255 Combination Seiner-Trawler Winch, offers the power, speed, line capacity,
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.
IMODCO, Inc., 10960 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024, pioneer designers and developers of offshore marine terminal systems, has received an important new contract from Exxon USA for a Santa Barbara Channel project and a letter of intent from Societe Entrepose- GTM,