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Costa Victoria in for a Facelift

Radical changes are imminent for Costa Victoria, one of the nine members currently comprising the Costa Crociere fleet. On January 6, 2004, at the end of her New Year's Eve cruise, the ship will leave the port of Savona bound for Bremerhaven in Germany,

 

The Doctor Is "In"

The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.

Dockyard Doubles Its Prosperity

In January 2003, Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) was awarded eight vessel repair contracts awarded in succession — doubling the amount of jobs the yard was awarded just one year previous. Measuring 614 x 93 ft. (187.3 x 28.4 m) M /V Sheila Macdevitt of U.

Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Dedicates Fast Supply Ship U.S.N.S. Denebola

Another of the U.S. Navy's T-AKR Class of fast supply ships, the USNS Denebola was dedicated recently at the Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Company's yard in Chest e r , Pa. Congressman Dick Schulze (R-PA) was the keynote speaker at the ceremony and his wife, Nancy Schulze, christened the ship.

Rolls-Royce Debuts New Thruster Range

Rolls-Royce has launched a new series of tunnel and azimuth thrusters to cover marine applications. Tunnel thrusters will be sold under the Kamewa Ulstein name, and will cover powers from 200 to 3,700 kW. Azimuth thrusters will carry the Ulstein Aquamaster name,

Bardex A w a r d e d Contract By Shell U.K. To Supply Rig-Skidding System

Shell U.K. Exploration and Production has contracted with Bardex Corporation, through its London office, for the rig-skidding system on the Shell Tern platform in the North Sea. The system will consist of a control console and four hydraulic gripper jacks.

El Paso Announces Proposed Offerings

Five subsidiaries of The El Paso Company, Houston, Texas 77001, announce proposed offerings of an aggregate of $30,864,000 United States Government Guaranteed Ship Financing Bonds, Series P and Q, subject to approval of the Maritime Administration.

Estonians Raise the Ferry Stakes

A stylish entrant to the rapidly-growing ferry traffic across the Gulf of Finland between Tallinn and Helsinki denotes the opening of a new chapter in the development of the Estonian fleet, and could also act as a spur to fresh investment by Nordic operators.

Zapata To Acquire Offshore Services Ltd. From Trafalgar House

Zapata Corporation of Houston recently announced that its board of directors and the board of directors of Trafalgar House Limited have approved an agreement for Zapata's U.K. subsidiary, Zapata Off-Shore Services Limited, to acquire Offshore Marine Limited,

Trctnsway Orders Second $22-Million Trailership From Jos. L. Meyer Yard

Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Transway International Corporation, has placed a $22-million order for a roll-on/ roll-off trailership with Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. Delivery is scheduled for August 1981,

 
 
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