Wartsila Marine Industries has completed the conversion and refurbishment of the S/S Monterey at its Turku Repair Yard, and the vessel has been re-delivered to her owners, Aloha Pacific Cruises, Alexandria, Va. The 564-foot-long Monterey will transit via Kristiansand,
Judging from what was said at the Round Table organized by the Association of Marine Architects and Naval Engineers of Spain (AINE), held recently in Madrid, the European shipyards have found the formula that will enable them to compete successfully with their Far Eastern counterparts,
Faster, more efficient cargo handling reduces costs and increases profit opportunities for all vessel owners—inland, coastal and deepdraft. To satisfy the changing needs of these cost-conscious customers, manufacturers of deck machinery and cargo
Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
According to industry officials, prices for drilling rig equipment are about to skyrocket because of strong worldwide rig demand. The resulting rise in the cost of finding oil and getting it into production may slow future drilling activity unless oil prices rise, officials also warned.
Fred Barg, vice president of C.J. Hendry Co., San Francisco, Calif.- based ship chandlery firm since 1865, has announced the appointment of John Iamarino as manager of their San Pedro branch. He replaces Dan Baldwin, who has retired after serving C.
Contractor sea trials of submarines built by General Dynamics' Electric Boat Division, Groton, Conn., will be supported by Raytheon Company's research vessel Sub Sig II under terms of a charter signed recently by the two firms. The vessel, owned
Two 23-meter (about 75-foot) long lightships are to be built at Ocean Shipyards, Fremantle, Western Australia, for the Australian Department of Transport at a cost of 2.4-million Australian dollars. On completion, scheduled in 1982, one will be stationed at the Carpentaria Shoal,
TANO Marine Systems, New Orleans, La., has developed a family of Mil-Spec VME microprocessor modules for large-scale, softwarebased control systems. The new TANO/VME microprocessor family includes both a military series and a ruggedized commercial series,
The first coal-fired ship to be built in the United States in modern maritime history will be powered by a General Electric Company 12,000-shp geared marine steam turbine. It is the second order for coalfired propulsion equipment received recently by General Electric (Lynn, Mass.