The ultra competitive Greek ferry market has not only proven to be a fertile breeding ground for advanced marine technology, it has served as a role model for the direction of shipping services in both the region and the world. The Greek market
The Tampa Shipyards Division of The American Ship Building Company recently christened the first of two U.S. Navy fleet oilers under construction in Tampa, Fla. Christened the USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) by Mrs. Ruth Marie Piotti, wife of Vice Adm.
A novel technique using two of Seaspan's submersible heavy-lift vessels was used to launch a Petrobas drilling rig at the U.I.E. yard in Cherbourg, France. The 11,000-ton Petrobras XVI, measuring 302 by 226 by 130 feet, with the 160-foot derrick erected,
A double ceremony took place recently at Vosper Thornycroft (UK) Limited's Portchester Shipyard involving two high-speed ferries being built for Hong Kong owners. Mrs. Rosemary Lamont, wife of MP Norman Lamont, Minister of State for Industry, named the J u Kong and launched the Cheung Kong.
The Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) has announced that it intends to procure on the open world market during FY 1986 up to six logistic support vehicles (SLV) from one or more offerers. If purchased from a foreign seller, the vessels must
The City of New York Department of Transportation has contracted marine contractors Weeks Marine Inc. to construct a ferry maintenance facility at Staten Island. MacGregor-Navire (USA) has been awarded the contract for detail design and supply of three transfer bridges,
Debate surrounding one of the worst Greek sea tragedies in decades will continue for years, likely resulting in changes to ferry design, outfitting and/or crew training. In the wake of the sinking of the Express Samina, which resulted in the death of 80 of its 525 passengers,
Hansen and Tidemann, Inc., has announced the opening of its first West Coast office in San Francisco to provide a broader range of service to its customers in the West. George Mitchell, with some 20 years in the transportation industry, has been named regional manager for the West Coast.
Winthrop A. Wyman and J. Terrence Hammer have been appointed president and executive vice president-general manager, respectively, for American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL), a jointly owned venture of Gulf Oil Corporation and Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Seebeckwerft AG of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently launched what is said to be the world's largest railway/freight ferry, the 576-foot Nils Dacke, at ceremonies for Rederi AB Swedcarrier, the pool-partner of Hamburg-based TT-Line.