Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. Mobile, Ala., recently christened and launched the cruise vessel Pilgrim Belle for Coastwise Cruise Line of Hyannis, Mass. Coastwise Cruise Line's parent corporation, Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. is also known as Hy-Line.
The largest capacity roll-on/ roll-off vessels in the world, with the ability to carry single units of cargo weighing up to 1,000 metric tons, will be introduced into the North America-Middle East trade by Seaspeed Services by the end of this month.
A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.
One of the Maritime Administration's (MarAd) missions is to provide shipping capability during a declared national emergency. As one part of this mission MarAd has identified the need to have "on-the-shelf" plans and specifications f o r designs which will satisfy shipping requirements.
The Maritime Administration has approved an application by the U.S. Veterans of World War II of San Pedro, Calif., and the National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif, for permission to sell the cargo vessel Newcastle Victory for scrapping.
Contracts worth the equivalent of $84.2 million for the building of two 170,000-dwt bulk carriers were signed recently in Rio de Janeiro by the Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social national development bank and the stateowned Docenave bulk carrier fleet.
In true Norwegian fashion, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association does not shy from the fact that its power base is shrinking. But, the organization does not concede defeat, and is a powerful lobbyist in helping to rouse political and industry support for
The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a seminar on "Coal- Firing Technology for the Maritime Fleet" on May 19, 1980, at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City. "The enormous i n c r e a s e s in ships' fuel costs and the increasing dependence
Construction started recently at FMC Corporation's Marine and Rail Equipment Division, Portland, Ore., on a 400-foot-long deck cargo barge for Zidell Explorations, Inc. Delivery of the barge is scheduled for December. The largest new barge ever built for Zidell,
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) recently signed a contract with Kosan Tankers A/S of Denmark to build a semi-pressurized and fully refrigerated 4,300-cubic-meter LPG carrier. The vessel will be about 322- 1/2 feet long, 53 feet wide and will have a depth of 33.