While this year's Sea Trade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, Fla. offered up the usual fare of new innovations and ideas for the cruise industry, Fincantieri introduced not a new vessel or concept, but a book outlining the concepts and designs
The first of three 40,790-dwt open-hatch bulk carriers, the Star Florida, was delivered recently by Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. of South Korea to her managing owner, A/S Billabong of Bergen, Norway. The delivery took place one month
In a bold move to simplify and expedite the entire ship surveying process. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has implemented a new, information technology (IT) tool for use by its stations around the world. Heralded as a revolutionary step forward in surveying,
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
Rados International Corporation, naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has been awarded a design contract for furnishing the complete design, engineering, and construction inspection of a new 84-foot twin-screw, full secondary
Marine Inland Fabricators recently launched and delivered its first tow steering vessel at its Panama City, Fla., yard to a major U.S. towing company. The tow steering unit has a length of 36 feet 8 inches, beam of 18 feet and hull depth of 7 feet.
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
The Voith-Schneider-propelled double-ended Dutch ferry Molengat has been operating successfully between Den Helder and the North Sea island of Texel, Holland, for about 10 years. Due to the increase in traffic on this route, the operator of the
An option to build a second 140,000-dwt oil tanker at the Puerto Real yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA has been taken up by Nacionale de Navegacion (CNN), bringing to five the number of Suezmax tankers on order at the state-owned facility in southern Spain.
The new Ship Security and Alert Systems (SSAS) regulations were adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance maritime security in response to the increasing threat from terrorism and piracy. After July l, 2004. most deepsea passenger