Kaparis Defines Safety on Cruise Ships

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.


EU Single-Hull Phase-Out Elicits I MO Scorn

Taking a page from OPA 90, the European Union has officially adopted its unilateral plan for accelerated phaseout of single-hull tankers. The regulation was published in the October I edition of the Official Journal of the European Union and came into effect on October 21, 2003.

Louisiana Names Amoss Maritime Man Of The Year

W.J. Amoss Jr., prominent New Orleans steamship executive, has been named Louisiana's Maritime Man of the Year by the Past President's Council of The Propeller Club of New Orleans, it was announced by Roy J. Dupre, chairman of the selection committee.

Todd To Build Santa Fe Pipelaying Vessel

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,

Ocean Carriers Seeks MarAd Approval For T-5 Tankers Charter To MSC

The Maritime Administration has received a request from Ocean Carriers, Inc., for section 805(a) permission for its affiliates to be the bareboat charterers of up to five T-5 tankers to be time-chartered by the Military Sealift Command (MSC).

World Shipbuilding to Fall Slightly

Last year was an active one for the international shipbuilding market. Although the order intake was significantly reduced from the order boom of the previous year, 46 million dwt, or 31.3 million compensated gross tons (cgt) of new ships were ordered.

Luckenbach To Build New Tampa Terminal

Luckenbach Steamship Company, Inc. has announced its intention to support the Tampa Port Authority's new facilities presently under construction at Holland Terminal. Edgar F. Luckenbach Jr., president of the 124-year-old shipping firm, said in a

Theme Of MTS '91 In New Orleans To Be 'An Ocean Cooperative— Industry, Government, Academia'

The 1991 international conference of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), scheduled be held in New Orleans, La., November 11-13, 1991, at the New Orleans Convention Center, will feature the theme: "An Ocean Cooperative—Industry, Government, Academia.

MarineSafety Offers Radar Renewal Course

—Literature Available MarineSafety International (MSI), a training organization for bridge and engineering officers located at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, is inaugurating a one-day radar endorsement renewal course for individual ships' officers.

Oil Pollution Act Spurs World Oil Industry To Drop Substandard Tankers

Regulations stemming from the United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 is resulting in a major rethinking of tanker industry ship design, equipment, chartering, operations and liability procedures. At the annual meeting in Genoa of the International

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