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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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,