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
Crowley's latest ship assist and escort tug renamed Response was christened August 2 in Elliott Bay. Deicy Mathur, wife of Anil Mathur, President of the Alaska Tanker Company, LLC, performed the christening ceremony aboard Response. A team of Crowley
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
Blount Marine Corporation, Warren, R.I., recently delivered t h e commuter boat Fireball (shown above) to Fire Island Ferries, Inc. of Bay Shore, N.Y. The 75-foot by 18-foot by 5-foot 2-inch vessel is powered by three turbocharged GM Detroit Diesel 12 V-71 engines,
American President Lines, Ltd. (APL) has applied for construction- differential subsidy (CDS) to aid in the construction of five new containerships, with an option of building only four. The vessels will be used in APL's trans-Pacific services.
ITT Antarctic Services, Inc., under contract to the National Science Foundation, Division of Polar Programs, is seeking the charter/purchase of an icebreaking research vessel to operate in the Antarctic and southern ocean waters in support of the U.
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,
Levingston Shipbuilding Com- pany, Orange, Texas, recently launched the first of two jackup drilling rigs for Noble Drilling Corporation of Ardmore, Okla. Noble Drilling, one of the lead- ing domestic drilling contracting firms, formed in 1921,
The Portsmouth, U.K., yard of Aluminium Shipbuilders Ltd. will build a 161-foot wave-piercing catamaran for Condor, the Guernsey ferry operator. The twin-deck vessel, designed by International Catamaran Designs, will be the largest passenger-only
Moss Point Marine, Inc. recently delivered the 273-foot logistic support vessel Lt. Gen. William B. Bunker (LSV 4) to the U.S. Army, completing a four-ship contract between the Escatawpa, Miss., shipbuilder and the Army. The Bunker is one of a