The board of directors of NASSCO recently announced the election of Richard J. Baumler as vice president, marketing. In this position, he will report to A l f r e d W. Lutter Jr., senior vice president, business affairs. Reporting to Mr. Baumler will be James M.
Celebrity Cruise Lines experienced its own "Night At The Oscars" by literally rolling out the red carpet this past June for its inaugural christening ceremony of its new "Millennium" while docked in Southampton, U.K. MR/EN was invited to Southampton
Seven Other Waterway Organizations Plan Meetings To Coincide; Leaders From All Sectors Of Waterways To Attend The National Waterways Conference, Inc. (NWC), the nationwide organization of industries utilizing water transportation, of water carriers,
Since the beginning of the 20th Century when Robert Allan's grandfather emigrated from Scotland to Canada, he treated the concept of naval architecture as a "science" rather than a trade. With little money but a lot of talent, the young man nurtured
Kvaerner, the Anglo-Norwegian engineering and construction Group, has elected Ronald J. McAlear, as CEO of its Philadelphia Shipyard. He replaces Baard Bale, who has been acting CEO of the yard since June, and will be returning to Kvaerner's international headquarters in London in December.
Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., recently won a major competition to build three additional multipurpose amphibious assault ships of the Wasp (LHD-1) Class. The lead ship of the class is currently under construction at
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 U.S. Navy has awarded Litton's Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $12.2-million contract to continue engineering and planning support for the Navy's Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class Aegis guided missile destroyer program. Ingalls currently has construction contracts for six of the ships.
Overloaded dry docks are not a pretty picture. They crack, buckle, flood, sink, damage the ships they are trying to lift - and sometimes even cause accidental deaths. Dry dock accidents are not common, but they do happen, usually resulting in dramatic
In the fall of 1999, American Classic Voyages (AMCV) announced plans to almost singlehandedly revive the business of building cruise ships in the United States. Critics claimed it couldn 't be done, but the ships steadily took shape on the building ways in Pascagoula, Mississippi.