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Safety Charter Targets Old Tankers, Flags Of Convenience

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

 

Conversion Of Fast Sealift Ship 'Regulus' Completed By NASSCO

A naming ceremony was held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego for the USNS Regulus (T-AKR-292), a Fast Sealift Ship (FS) converted for the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command. Among those participating in the event were: U.

Cruise Shipping Annual The New "Class" of Celebrity's Class

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.

N e w Gladding-Hearn-Built High-Speed Catamaran To Begin Boston/Martha's Vineyard Run

The Vineyard Spray, a new 82-foot, 300-passenger, high-speed ferry built by Gladding- Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corp. of Somerset, Mass., is scheduled to be commissioned this summer by Bay State Cruises and put into service running daily round

ABS To Consolidate Headquarter Operations

The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.

Esso international Installs AMOS-D On Board Tanker Fleet

John Avila, president of Spec- Tec General, Inc., recently announced that the AMOS maintenance software system will be used for all ships in the Esso International Shipping fleet. The contract was awarded to SpecTec General's Benelux (economic union comprising Belgium,

M A R C O O f f e r s Literature On T r a w l i n g / S e i n i n g Winch

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,

Justice Department Softens Opposition To Gaming Bill

The U.S. Justice Department has eased its opposition to a bill in Congress that would ban gaming on foreign-flag cruises to nowhere and, for the first time, permit casinos on U.S.-flag cruise ships. Introduced by Representative Gene Taylor of Mississippi, the bill would annul the U.

V o i g t Shipping Reorganizes —Elects Nick G. Koutroulis President Of Renamed Firm

F.A. Voigt & Company B.V. of Rotterdam has purchased all outstanding shares of Houston-based F.A. Voigt shipping Company, and has reorganized and renamed the firm Voigt & Koutroulis Shipping Company. The changes were announced by Voigt chairman of the board Wieger J.

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.

 
 
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