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Training and Education in the Maritime Industry

Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.

 

70,000-GRT Superliner Takes Shape At Wartsila Marine's Turku Yard

T h e first o f three giant 70,000-grt S u p e r l i n e r s , the Fantasy, under c o n s t r u c t i o n at the Turku, Finland, shipyard of Wartsila Marine Industries, for Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., has been launched and is nearing completion.

Repair Contract For Third 'Knox' Class Ship In Seven Months

Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3-million con- tract for repairs to the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). This is the third "Knox" Class ship to be awarded to Colonna's in the past seven months for similar repairs. The contract calls for drydocking hull repairs,

Service Marine Launches Modern 500-Passenger Dinner Boat For Cruise International

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.

Parker Offers Literature On New General Purpose Packless, Bellows Valves

Parker Hannifin Corporation, Instrumentation Valves Division of Jacksonville, Ala., is offering free literature on % - and V2 -inch general purpose packless, bellows valves that are used in a wide range of applications requiring clean and safe

Hull Electronics Announces New Linear Amplifiers

Hull Electronics Company, San Diego, Calif., recently announced their new family of linear amplifiers and matching power supplies. These broadband solid-state amplifiers are offered in three configurations: 1,000 watts PEP and CW; 1,000 watts PEP, 500 watts CW; 500 watts PRP and CW.

AESA Wins Orders From Cuba, Sweden; Will Build Seven Ships

Spain's Astilleros Espanoles SA was recently awarded a five-vessel construction contract by Cuban shipping companies and a two-ship contract by a Swedish firm. Under the Cuban contract, Empresa Navegacion Mambisa, the largest shipping line in Cuba,

Dr. Francis N a m e d Kings Point Engineering Chief A n d USMS Captain

Dr. Gerald P . Francis has been appointed head of the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y. He has concurrently received the rank of captain, U.S. Maritime Service. A 1958 graduate of the University of Dayton,

S/S Rotterdam To Undergo $10-Million Refurbishment At Northwest Marine

Northwest Marine Iron Works and Holland America Lines have jointly announced plans for a $10- million major refurbishing and renovation this fall of the S/S Rotterdam, the cruise line's flagship. Holland-America's J. Lievisse Anriaanse, vice president-Technical Department,

Unique Controllers Operate Cargo Area HVAC System On New MPS

The 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo, the first of five Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) designed and built by General Dynamics' Quincy, Mass., shipyard for charter to the Military Sealift Command, will serve as floating warehouses for vehicles, fuels,

 
 
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