The Italian cruise ship industry is providing work for the country's shipyards, including both major refits and newbuildings. Sitmar Lines has commissioned three new cruise ships, two of which are being built in Italy, and Costa Crociere, a newly formed
W. Ray Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries, Inc., announces the appointment of James M. Blenkhorn as president and chief executive officer of Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Blenkhorn has responsibility for all operations
A review of new designs to meet the challenges of deep water and harsh environments Offshore drillers, in 1984, ordered a total of 37 units to be built, includ- ing 24 semisubmersibles. Some of these orders were letters of intent subsequently
With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command recently took delivery of three Fast Sealift Ships (FSS), part of an eight-ship package comprising the Navy's Fast Sealift Ship program designed to increase the mobility and responsiveness of the Armed Forces.
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
World City Corporation's contract with Avondale Industries is the basis of a "Build America" campaign aimed at maximizing use of American technology, products, and services from all 50 states in the building and outfitting of Phoenix World City and in her operation under the American flag.
Tano Marine Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., has been named the Single System Vendor (SSV) responsible for integration of the complete propulsion system for a new oceanographic survey ship. The contract was awarded by Avondale Industries, Inc.
The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants
Neorion Shipyards Syros Ltd. has appointed Wesley D. Wheeler to act as thenexclusive agent in the USA. The facility is on the island of Syros, Greece, ancient capital of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea. Syros is a Mediterranean crossroads