A leader in the use of technology to enhance cruise shipping safety, Celebrity Cruise Lines' Demetrios Kaparis broke ground last year with his decision to implement gas turbine power on Celebrity's Millennium — a technology that he cites is "the future of marine power plants.
The U.S. Department of State r e c e n t l y named Shipbuilders Council president Edwin M. Hood to a two-year term as U.S. representative on the board of governors of the new World Maritime University (WMU) established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency of the U.
Todd Shipyards Corporation and Santa Fe International Corp. jointly announced the award of a contract to Todd for the construction of the first self-propelled pipelaying reel ship. According to E.L. Shannon Jr., Santa Fe president, the vessel will cost approximately $28,
Construction of the largest ship ever built in the United States started on January 23 as Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Shipyard laid the first keel plate for a 265,000-dwt supertanker. The vessel, the first of five under contract at the yard,
Metric Constructors, Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. has been awarded a $3,378,000 contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the construction of a new marine maintenance facility at Manns Harbor. State-owned vessels, including ferries,
Acting on behalf of the U.S. Navy, the Maritime Administration recently awarded a $5,688,480 contract to Simplex Wire & Cable Company of Portsmouth, N.H., for a system to transfer petroleum distillates, oil, and lubricants from a tanker moored
John C. Murdoch, formerly Resident Surveyor in charge of the Portland, Oregon Branch Office of the United States Salvage Association, Inc., has announced commencement of business as an independent marine surveyor. Following graduation from the U.
The U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to establish federal oil spill regulations that realize the concerns of the nation's coastal states, thereby avoiding a host of individual state spill laws. While addressing the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) in Genoa,
For the Maritime Administration (MarAd), appropriations of $312 million are requested for FY 1993. Highlights of the MarAd budget include: Ready Reserve Force—The $234-million funding is the same as the FY 1992 level. MarAd will maintain the
The international requirements for double hulls on new and existing tankers were expected to be finalized by the International Maritime Organization at its spring meeting of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 32, held earlier this month in London.