Passenger Vessel Report

Builder Austal Name Betico Type Catamaran Owner Govt, of New Caledonia The custom designed livery emulating the waves of the ocean gives Betico. a 171 ft. (52 m) high speed passenger catamaran an original, striking appearance. The vessel has


Freeport Shipbuilding Delivers Passenger Vessel To Nassau Cruises

Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Inc. of Freeport, Fla., recently completed the excursion/dinner cruise vessel Calypso II for Nassau Cruises Ltd., a Bahamas-based company. The 550-passenger vessel, with an overall length of 105 feet, beam of 29 feet,

Nichols Named "Maritime Man of the Year"

Citing his "outstanding leadership and vision in new ship design and construction," American Master Mariners named Matt Nichols, "Maritime Man of the Year." The award was given to Nichols, CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, by the Port of Seattle/Pacific Northwest Chapter.

International Compactor Offers High-Performance Trash Compactors

— F r e e Literature A v a i l a b l e— With the world focusing on the clean-up of the atmosphere, rivers and lakes and the implementation/ enforcement of new Annex V-MARPOL 73/78 regulations, the maritime industry now faces a new challenge on how to handle its on-board trash and waste.

Major Navy Contracts

The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. The section covers contracts awarded between the dates of June 6 and July 7, 1988.

Transtema Kockumation Introduces New Computer System For Shipping Industry

Transtema Kockumation, Sweden, formerly the electronics division of Kockumation, wellknown producers of the Loadmaster and Levelmaster computer systems, recently introduced a new system under the trade name Shipmaster. The system is designed to

AT&T Awarded $157 Million Contract To Build Undersea Fiber-Optic Cable —Color Brochure Available

AT&T has been awarded a $157 million contract to build a new undersea fiber-optic cable that will link the U.S. mainland to Hawaii in 1993. Known as Haw-5, the cable is the fifth to link Hawaii to the mainland and the second fiber-optic cable to do so.

Rados International Finalizes Design Converting Seiner Into Oceanographic Research Vessel

Rados International Corporation, naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has announced the finalization of a new design for the University of Southern California, Institute for Marine and Coastal Studies, to convert an existing

McDermott Awarded $27-Million Exxon Contract For Offshore Platform

McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract by Exxon Company U.S.A. valued at approximately $27 million. The contract calls for the fabrication and installation of an I8-slot

Alabama Shipyard to Build Hopper Dredge

Alabama Shipyard has contracted with Manson Construction Co. to build a hopper dredge at its facility in Mobile, Ala. The 12,000-cu.-yd. hopper dredge, designed by Hal Hockema & Associates of Seattle, Wash., will measure 390 x 76 x 30 ft. Engineering

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