In the midst of a world shipbuilding boom, with the highest level of tonnage under construction and on order in 13 years, shipyards are once again producing a number of interesting, economical and innovative designs. The highly competitive, burgeoning cruise
The construction of two 70,000- grt cruise ships ordered by Astramar of Genoa, which will be among the largest in the world upon completion, is well under way at the Monfalcone yard of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani. The first of these two
Reportedly the first completed exhibit of the 1984 Louisiana World's Fair became a reality recently when the 1,000 passenger paddlewheel riverboat Creole Queen was christened in New Orleans. The new 190-foot by 40-foot sternwheeler which was built by Halter Marine, Inc.
The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5. Measuring 161 ft. (49 m). Horizon boasts a welded steel, single chine hull with three enclosed dining decks,
Brightly plated anchors recently broke ground for the new facilities of the naval architecture and marine engineering department of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. The new two-story addition to the department's headquarters on the North Campus will contain a drawing loft,
JJH Inc., a naval engineering company, has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Intermarine USA, Savannah, Ga., for the detailed outfitting design for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy's new coastal minehunter (MHC-51) Class. To be named the USS Osprey,
Avondale, Bethlehem-Sparrows Point & NASSCO To Bid The domestic merchant marine shipbuilding industry recently received a boost when shipowner Matson Navigation Company, San Francisco, Calif., requested bids from three United States shipyards for construction of a combination lift-on,
The Maritime Administration has released "Standard Specifications for Diesel Merchant Ship Construction," a publication intended to provide guidance to the maritime industry for the preparation of specifications for ships with medium-speed diesel propulsion plants.
Caterpillar, Inc. and H.O. Penn Machinery recently announced the sale of twenty 3608 diesel generator sets to the U.S. Navy. The generators will provide on-board electrical power in new Fast Combat Support ships, currently under construction in
Seaward International, Inc., recently delivered another Spiltrol Harbor Skimmer to Asiatic Petroleum Corporation. This is the second that Asiatic has purchased, and it will clean up spills in the Strait of Malacca. The first stands ready at Singapore where Esso Singapore Private, Ltd.