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,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point shipyard near Baltimore recently christened and delivered its second reconstructed maritime prepositioning ship. The RO/ R0 vessel was named the Pfc. James Anderson Jr. in honor of the Vietnam war hero
The icebreaker Otso (shown), ordered in March 1984 by the Finnish Board of Navigation, was delivered recently by Wartsila's Helsinki Shipyard. She is the first of two technologically advanced icebreakers of a new type. The second vessel was ordered
Italcantieri's Castellamare di Stabia shipyard recently launched the 49,000-dwt bulk carrier Serafina F., one of four sister ships Italcantieri is building for the Ferruzzi Group-Ravenna. Two are building at Castellamare and two at the Genova-Sestri yard.
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.
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.
Hitachi Zosen has received an order to supply four main marine diesel engines for two Chinese shipyards, Daliang Shipyard and Hudong Shipyard. The contract for this order was signed recently in Beijing in the presence of Wu Run Ting, deputy general manager
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,
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.