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
Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
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.
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.
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.
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,
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.
Independent Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J Barreras has again showed its mettle by delivering two specialized vessels within the space of just a few days, and by landing a three-ship contract to take its orderbook into mid 2003. Three years after
Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV announced recently that the Department of Defense would use its current review of the FY 1988 defense program and budget to assess the requirements for both FY 1988 and FY 1989. The product of this review will be a twoyear budget.
—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.