The teaming of Austal Ships and Bender Shipbuilding to construct, from the ground up, a world-class aluminum vessel construction facility in Mobile, Ala., highlights the level of investment mid-tier U.S. yards have made in the past five years. Austal,
Lt. Col John U.D. Page Newark Bay, owned and operated by Maersk Line Ltd, for Military Sealift Command (MSC), was renamed MV Lt. Col. John U.D. Page during a ceremony at NORSHIPCO on February 21, 2001. Brad Sauer, president of Maersk Line, Ltd.
The first export vessel of a new design of 26,500-dwt bulk carriers has been launched from the Maua yard of the leading Brazilian shipbuilder, Companhia Comercio e Navegacao (CCN). The vessel, named the Alexandres G. Tsavliris, will be owned by the Greek Tsavliris Group.
The last of four roll-on/roll-off cargo ships built by Bath Iron Works Corporation (BIW), Bath, Maine, for States Steamship Company of San Francisco, Calif., was launched on December 21, 1976. Named the S/S Illinois, the 684-foot vessel is part
According to the detailed tanker report just published by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, the world tanker fleet continued to grow in 1976 with a 9.6 percent increase in capacity over the previous year. This annual study, "The Analysis of World Tank Ship Fleet,
Krupp MaK of Kiel recently obtained orders for the supply of complete propulsion plants for three new f e r r i e s for the Norwegian Hurtigruten-Line, to be built by Volkswerft Stralsund. Each of the ferries is to be equipped with two Krupp MaK series 6M552C main propulsion diesel engines,
The cruise vessel Zenith was recently delivered to Celebrity Chandris Cruises by Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany. The ship is 682 feet long, with a beam of 95 feet and a draft of 24 feet. Powered by a "father and son" four engine plant, a cruising speed of 21.
The Singapore shipyard of Pan- United Shipping Pte Ltd., has secured its first major construction contract this year to build a 12,400- dwt clean product tanker. The contract was awarded by local tanker owner and operator, Petroships Pte Ltd. The clean product tanker,