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.
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,
Earlier this year, after intensive design investigation and development, the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defense placed a contract with Carrington Slipways Pty Ltd. for the construction of two prototype catamaran minehunters for the Royal Australian Navy.
The highly automated containership S / S Argonaut was launched at Bath Iron Works Corporation, Bath, Maine, on schedule October 14, for Farreil Lines Incorporated, New York City. Mrs. Marcia Farreil Murray Cavanagh, Southampton, Long Island, N.
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
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,
—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.
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),
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