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.
Hongkong United Dockyards Ltd. has signed its largest order to date: a $30-million contract f o r a ship conversion. The conversion, from a heavy ore bulk carrier to an offshore oil drilling ship, follows a similar conversion by HUD in 1975, and
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.
Carnival Pride, the third cruise ship in a series of new Panama-Max size cruise ships under construction for Carnival Corp was delivered to the cruise line last month at the Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Helsinki shipyard. The vessel will be operated by Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Crociere.
The ore carrier, Kamora, was recently launched at the Benoi Road facility of Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Singmarine Industries Limited. The contract, worth about $5.4 million, was awarded by Freeport Indonesia, 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.
The Council of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has agreed to develop classification requirements that would augment the surveillance by the societies of items which recent investigations h^ve revealed to be potential sources of hazard or pollution.
The first comprehensive code covering all lifting appliances intended for marine applications has been published by Lloyd's Register of Shipping. Entitled "Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment," LR officials claim it is the first design standard in its field,
The U.S. Maritime Administration, on behalf of the Navy, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the acquisition of roll-on/roll-off vessels with a high military utility for the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). A similar RFP earlier this year invited owners of U.
—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.