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.
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.
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,
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 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 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.
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. 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,
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,
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,