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Passenger Vessel Report

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.

 

Service Marine Christens 600-Passenger Paddlewheeler For Heritage Cruise Lines

—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Service Marine Industries, Amelia, La., recently christened a 600- passenger dinner/cruise boat for operator Heritage Cruise Lines, Richmond, Va. The M/V Annabel Lee, which will cruise on the James River out of Richmond, Va.

BRITAIN A Marine Industry Review

Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,

great ships of 2003

Name White Rose Builder Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Owner Husky Oil Operation Type FPSO For many years now, contracts for ships and floating units to operate in an offshore environment have been much-prized value-added goals at Samsung.

Stork-Powered Tug/Supply Vessel Launched By Quality Shipyards

The first of Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's "super-size" anchorhandling, tug/supply vessels, the Gulf Service, was launched recently at Quality Shipyards in Houma, La. With an overall length of 222 feet, beam of 46 feet, and depth of 20 feet, the U.

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.

Directions In Design Awarded Casino Boat Interior Design Contract

Directions In Design, Inc., Chesterfield, Mo., recently won the interior design contract for the Dubuque Casino Belle, a new 2,000- passenger casino riverboat that will operate on the Mississippi River out of Dubuque, Iowa. Robert's River Rides, owner and operator of the $7.

Deck Machinery Ana Cargo-Handling Equipment — A Review—

With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.

DIESEL POWER SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT

A Review Over the years we have published many feature articles that reviewed the latest designs and developments of diesel engines per se. For the review that follows, we decided to report on the many kinds of ancillary equipment and services

Henschel Named Exclusive U.S. Licensee For Speed Measuring Units

Henschel, Inc., the Newburyport, Mass., subsidiary of SPD Technologies of Philadelphia, recently agreed to become the exclusive U.S. licensee for a line of marine speed measuring products produced by Aeronautical and General Instruments (AGI) of the United Kingdom.

 
 
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