With the completion of operations in the Persian Gulf, the ships of the Ready Reserve Fleet (RRF), which had supported the lift of material to the operations area, are returning and will need to be deactivated. This deactivation is critically important
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.
—Free Literature Available Alsthom's Diesel Group has received an order for four SEMT-Pielstick type 9 PC 20 L engines to power the 2,600-passenger cruise liner (model shown) ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line from Alsthom's Shipbuilding Division, Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
Teekay Shipping Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Naviera F. Tapias S.A.. a leading independent owner and operator of LNG carriers and crude oil tankers in Spain. Teekay has also entered into an agreement with the shareholders
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,
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, manufacturer of high quality navigational aids and solar electric generators, has published a 30-page, full-color brochure on the company's products, and on the many projects around the world for which it has supplied equipment.
The long-running feud regarding shipbuilding subsidies is far from complete, and word is that the EU is proposing to subsidize its embattled shipyards in a long-standing dispute over what it views as unfair competition from South Korea. The EU
South Korean bulk transport company Pan Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. has begun a life extension program of its Cape-size bulk carrier and OBO fleet in response to a growing concern over the number of losses of this type vessel in recent years. One of the company's vessels,
Nordic prowess in ferry technology, coupled with Irish business verve, is set to take the sector to a new highpoint as regards the concentration of wheeled freight capacity in a RoRo passenger vessel. Built in the cruise ferry mold, Irish Ferries' 50,
Megasystems, Inc., manufacturers and designers of marine instrumentation and control systems, has been selected to provide the ABS ACCU monitoring and generator controls for eight oceangoing tractor tugs to be built by Omni F a b r i c a t o r s of Port Brownsville, Texas.