The third tanker to be built in Canada for Cuba was commissioned July 12 at the shipyard of Marine Industrie Limitee of Tracy near Sorel, Quebec, following a week of successful sea trials. In a ceremony attended by top executives of the Cuban Shipping Line,
Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
J.W. Bean, p r e s i d e n t , Eagle Dredging Corp., New Orleans, La., a joint venture of C.F. Bean Corp. and Adriaan Volker Dredging Company, Rotterdam, Holland, has announced the signing of a $25-miIlion contract with Avondale Shipyards, Inc.
A general meeting of the Southeast Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently at the Jacksonville Hilton, Jacksonville, Fla. The theme of the meeting was the conversion and repair of the cruise ship M/V Skyward, operated by Norwegian Caribbean Lines.
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, Maritime Administration, Samuel B. Nemirow has approved in princiciple an application by Ogden Shamrock Transport, Inc., and Ogden Hudson Transport, Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Ogden Bulk Transport, Inc.
—Literature Available Two of the latest additions to the growing number of MaK type M35 diesel engines now in service are those recently installed in the SS Norway, the world's largest cruise liner. Owned by Klosters Rederi A/S of Oslo, the Norway operates mainly in the Caribbean area.
By the end of 1991 the world shipbuilding order book had reached the highest level since June 1977, according to the latest quarterly statistics published by Lloyd's Register. In the final quarter of 1991, tonnage under construction and on order increased to 43.
The Cunard Shipping Group recently announced that an agreement has been reached to purchase Norwegian American Cruises, a subsidiary of Lief Hoegh of Norway, for $73 million. The agreement includes two luxurious cruise ships, the Sagaf j o rd and Vistafjord.