Bragging rights for the title of most prolific cruise ship builder has lately centered on Italy and Finland, Fincantieri and Kvaerner Masa Yards to be exact. While the Italian contingency has pulled ahead of late, the Finnish shipyard located in
With the recent delivery of the 4,300-bhp tractor tug Brooks K. McAllister (photo), McAllister Brothers Inc. of New York announced the formation of McAllister Towing of Florida Inc. to begin a ship docking service in the Port of Jacksonville. Capt.
Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
The 10,848-dwt, diesel-powered vehicle carrier Toyofuji 7 (shown above) was delivered recently to Toyofuji Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. of Japan by Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo. The ship was built at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, a Hitachi affiliate. The
The solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence, built by Halter Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., was delivered recently to the Lockheed Space and Operations Company, for whom the vessel was built under a contract from Lockheed Shipbuilding.
Cunard Line celebrated a milestone when a prefabricated section of the keel was lowered into the building dock of Queen Mary 2. The new $800-million Cunard flagship will enter service in January 2004 and will be the largest, longest, tallest and most expensive passenger ship ever built.
A contract for nine air cushion vehicles (ACV) was signed in Moscow recently between V/O Sudoimport and Wartsila of Finland. The ACVs, which represent a new line of production for the shipyard, are based on a Soviet license and on long-term product development work at Wartsila.
Croatian-based shipyard, 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste, delivered the first of a contracted four-part tanker series this past August. Named M/T Margara, the 71,345-tdw oil tanker was constructed for Monte Carlo based owners subsidiary Doria Shipping Co., registered in Valetta, Malta.
Bel-Aire Shipyard Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has received a $20- million contract from Atunera Coinseco S.P.A. de C.V. of Mexico City, Mexico, to build two tuna seiners. The vessels are Canadiandesigned by naval a r c h i t e c ts Cleaver & Walkingshaw Ltd.
Wartsila Corporation received an order to supply four Wartsila 6L50DF dual-fuel engines to power a 75,000 cu. in. LNG carrier contracted by the French gas holding company Gaz de France at the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique. Due for delivery in 2004,