Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
River City U.S.A., Inc., the Kansas City, Kan., operators of the Cummins NTA-855-M-powered paddle-wheeler Missouri River Queen, recently took delivery of a second passenger vessel, the new 150-foot, 800-passenger America. Built by Marine Builders, Inc.
Regarded as one of the world's largest passenger ship shows, Cruise + Ferry has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 1991 in London's Olympia 2 Conference and Exhibition Center. The biennial event, with its large international exhibition, is a premier
Yard, Contractors Report $140 Million In Business A dozen years ago, the Port of Portland (Oregon) and its tri-county citizens gambled that an $84-million shipyard expansion program— including giant Drydock 4, which was specifically designed
Brown Brothers, the Vickers Marine company based in Edinburgh, has developed a new stabilizer system which combines the latest developments in hydromechanics with state-of-the-art electronic control technology. Called the VM Series, the new system,
Moody's Investors Service downgraded Royal Caribbean's senior unsecured debt ratings reflecting higher than anticipated debt levels associated with the company's shipbuilding program, and a weaker price environment that may continue given the
The Genoa shipyard of Officine Mariotti recently received a 150 billion lire (about $118.8 million) contract for the conversion of a container vessel into a luxury cruise ship. The contract, awarded by Italian cruise operator Costa Cruises, calls for the conversion of the 15,
D e c e m b e r 13 B a t h I r o n W o r k s C o r p o r a t i o n . Bath, Maine, was recently awarded a $ 6 1 0 m i l l i o n contract for the construction of three DDG-51 Class destroyers, DDG-54, DDG-56, and DDG-58. The work is expected to be comp l e t e d July 1995.
For more than a hundred years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a center for vessel design, construction and preservation. Beginning with the advent of the Pacific cod fishery in the 1880s, utilizing the raw material afforded by the vast Northwest forests,
BoatLIFE of New York and Southampton, England, recently re- ceived a major contract from MASA-Yards OY of Helsinki, Finland, to supply deck compounds. Under the contract, BoatLIFE will supply its non-curing bedding compound and two-part polysulfide seaming