Mechanical Problems, Late Deliveries Continue to Plague Industry

A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,


German RoRo Bastion

Having logged fresh orders from existing clients UN RoRo (formerly UND) of Turkey and Denmark's DFDS group, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has taken its tally of RoRo trailerships contracted in recent years to 23. The volume of business puts

Aegis Missle Cruiser Valley Forge Commissioned At Ingalls Yard

The U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet received its newest ship, and its second Aegis guided missile cruiser, following the recent commissioning of the USS Valley Forge (CG-50) at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Miss. Principal speaker at the commissioning ceremony was William H.

Meyer Werft Delivers New RoRo-Cruise Ferry

Meyer Werft marked its re-entrance into the international ferry business with the delivery of the 41,000-gt RoRocruise ferry Pont-Aven for Brittany Ferries. In summer. Pont-Aven will provide daily service sailing at 27 knots between France and England and between England and Spain.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens Another Aegis Missile Cruiser

The first U.S. Navy surface warship to be named in commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama was christened at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The ship, officially named Mobile Bay (CG-53),

Dragger/Scalloper "Settler7 Delivered By Gamage Shipyard

The Edward T. Gamage shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, recently d e l i v e r e d the westernrigged dragger/scalloper Settler to Capt. Didrik Didriksen of New Bedford, Mass. Designed by Woodin & Marean, Inc. of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the

VLCC ' N ew Venture7 Delivered By Ariake Works Of Hitachi Zosen

The New Venture, a 277,083-dwt VLCC, was recently completed by Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen. It was then christened and delivered to the owner, New Dynasty Shipping Inc. This tanker is the first of its size to be developed by Hitachi Zosen. It

Omnithruster Waterjets Offer Maneuverability In Polar Regions

—Literature Available Omnithruster bow and stern thrusters installed aboard one of the Soviet Union's newest research vessels are providing excellent are ice management and maneuverability, according to the Santa Fe, California- based company.

Manitowoc, Kvichak Team for USCG Boats

The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,

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