Luther Blount, p r e s i d e n t of Blount Marine Corporation, has announced the delivery of the New Shoreham II, a new innovative, fuel-efficient cruise ship designed to carry 100 passengers. The vessel was constructed in six months, under U.
Schottel of America, Inc. has announced the signing of two contracts with A s t i l l e r o s Unidos, S.A. of Mexico City (the government- owned shipbuilding group), for the design of six 22-meter Schottel Tractor Tugs, as well as the supply of
As the sole shipbuilding organization outside eastern Asia with a current involvement in the construction of large LNG carriers, IZAR is determined to maintain a long-term position in a promising, higher value-added field of the newbuild market.
Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability
Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. (IHI), Japan, has received an order for two 290,300-dwt tankers from the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company S.A.K., a Government- owned enterprise in Kuwait. The formal contract was signed in Kuwait recently by Faisal T.
Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard recently launched its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess being constructed for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The ship's sponsor was Mrs. Runa Lundberg, wife of Birka managing director Gunnar Lundberg. After delivery in the spring of 1986,
Thordon Bearings has supplied its COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems for various commercial newbuild and conversion vessels. Known as the company's high performance water lubricated bearing system for blue water operation, COMPAC
Germany's Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH (B+V) signed a contract with Norway's Red Band AS. Oslo, for the repair and extensive alteration work onboard the 28,670-grt passenger ship Black Watch. The 1972-built vessel will arrive at B+V during April 2005,
The Southern New England Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers held its quarterly meeting recently at the New London Naval Submarine Base, Groton, Conn. Norman L. Mac- Intyre of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. (Essex, Conn.), presented a
As the competition increases in the marine design field, more and more engineers, naval architects and design firms are turning to microcomputers to develop a marketing edge. Computer-aided calculations are convenient, consistently accurate and fast.