Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, held a naming ceremony recently for the first two 41,630-dwt bulk carriers in a series of 10 vessels ordered by Efploia Shipping Company of Greece. The two ships were christened Oinoussian Pride (photo) and Costas N.
Admiral J.W. Kime, Commandant, United States Coast Guard Editor's Note: Mm. John William Kime was recently named the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was nominated to the position while serving as Commander, Eleventh Coast Guard District, headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. has delivered the M/V Miscaroo to its owner, BeauDril Ltd., a subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources Inc. Vancouver Shipyards reports it is one of the most powerful supply vessels in the world and the first icebreaking
Builder Astilleros Espanoles, Sevilla Yard Name Dawn Merchant Type RoPax Owner Cenargo Intl. The 7,360-dwt Dawn Merchant melds a high operating speed, sustainable in bad weather, and an exceptional standard of passenger accommodation with 'best practice' as applied to Ro-Pax ferry design.
The Southwest Marine Group, with facilities in San Diego (its headquarters), San Pedro (Los Angeles), San Francisco, Portland (Northwest Marine) and Samoa, reports that the Group is experiencing an upturn in commercial ship repair and conversion business.
Oslo, Norway, June 13-16 Nor-Shipping '89, an international shipping and maritime offshore exhibition and conference, will be held at the Sjolyst Exhibition Center in Oslo, Norway, from June 13- 16, 1989. So far, 300 firms have registered at
The last few years have witnessed a proliferation of specialized software and hardware packages for shipboard applications. Many of these products take advantage of the new generation of small, relatively low-cost personal computers. To bring
The 2,000-passenger cruise ferry Wellamo ordered by EFFOA-Finland Steamship Company Ltd., was delivered recently by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard. Before the new vessel left the shipyard for a short flag-changing cruise, she was christened by the Governor of the County of Turku and Pori, Mrs.
On July 2, 2002, a host of new regulations of concern to most ship builders and owners was implemented according to the recent revision of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In conjunction with amendments to Fire Safety and AIS regulations.
Robertson-Shipmate, Happauge, N.Y., has introduced a computerized GPS marine navigation system which it believes offers superior accuracy and dependability at an affordable price. Called the RS5500, the system, which operates on signals received from navigation satellites,