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,
Tidewater Equipment Delivers 340-Foot Covered Hopper Barge 'Loveland 340V
Tidewater Equipment Corporation of Norfolk and Chesapeake, Va., recently delivered the covered hopper barge Loveland 3401 to its owner, S. C. Loveland Co., Inc. of Philadelphia. The 340-foot-long, 70-foot-wide barge (shown above) is 26 feet deep
Texaco VLCC Officers First In U.S. To Use Shiphandling Simulator
A computerized shiphandling simulator to train deck officers of supertankers and other ships began operations in February at LaGuardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal, New York City, with a group of marine officers of Texaco Inc. and subsidiary companies.
Halter Delivers Catug To C a l i f o r n i a And H a w a i i Sugar Co.
Halter Marine, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently delivered the Moku Pahu, a 113-foot 6-inch Catug, to the California and Hawaiian Sugar Co. of San Francisco, Calif. A Catug is the catamaran style propulsion unit in an integrated tug/barge system.
Yarrow Wins U.K. Frigates Order Worth $538.5 Million
The U.K.'s Yarrow Shipbuilders recently won an order to build three more Type-23 frigates for the Royal Navy. The order for a fourth ship will be held over until next year when another batch of new vessels will be announced. Each ship is about
Third Generation Ro/Ro Subject Of New York SNAME Section Meeting
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced that its first meeting of the 1978-79 season will be held at the Whitehall Club in New York City on September 19, 1978. The social hour will commence at 5:30 p.
Barge Contract Raises Bath Iron's Orderbook To About $767 Million
A c o n s t r u c t i o n contract expected to exceed $20 million has been awarded to Bath Iron Works by Sun Ship, Inc. to construct a 643-foot oceangoing barge for the California and Hawaiian Sugar Company. The vessel, the size of a major merchant
Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,
NASSCO Expanding Facilities To Build 150,000-Ton Tankers
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced expansion of its shipbuilding facilities at San Diego, Calif. NASSCO is owned 50 percent each by Kaiser Industries Corporation and by Morrison-Knudsen Company and is under the management direction of Kaiser Industries Corporation.
Soviet Merchant Fleet Now 'Blankets The Globe'
The Shipyard Weekly, published by the Shipbuilders Council of America, recently quoted a Wall Street Journal report by staff reporter Bill Paul on a "worrisome trend" implicit in Russia's expanding ocean shipping fleet which now "blankets the globe.