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Passenger Vessels With Pedigrees

Italian prowess in the field of passenger vessel design, outfitting and technology is near legendary status in the international marine community. Even as the grip on these high-value, niche vessels loosens — largely due to cost-cutting competition

 

Northern California SNAME Hears Paper On RO/RO Ships

A paper titled "The 'Skaugran' Class 42,400-dwt RO/ROs," was presented by R. Keith Michel of the Herbert Engineering Corporation, San Francisco, at a recent meeting of the Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in San Francisco.

Conversion Of RO/RO 'Ponce' Completed By Sun Ship

The S/S Ponce (shown above) left Sun Ship Inc. recently after undergoing a 22- month, $30-million conversion at the Chester, Pa., shipyard. In the unusual project, which began in July 1979, a new hull section was spliced into the center portion of the rollon /roll-off (RO/RO) trailership,

Kockums To Build Ferry With First Coal-Fired Marine Steam Engines In 30 Years

Skinner Engine Company, Erie, Pa., a subsidiary of Banner Industries Inc., has announced that the first marine steam engines specified for a coal-fired vessel in more than 30 years will soon power a Polish - owned ferry engaged in trans-Baltic service.

MAN B&W Revises 32/40 Engine

MAN B&W Diesel Group has revised its 32/40 engine series. Mainly, the engine's soot concentration was reduced under the visibility limit almost over the whole load range. At the same time, the fuel consumption sank. The company received two orders

$32.6-Million Title XI Sought For Purchase And Rebuilding Of RO/RO

Acadian Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Apex Resources — an affiliate of the Berger Group, Lake Success, N.Y.—has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the purchase and reconstruction of the 17,525-dwt RO/RO vessel Atlantic Bear.

American Heavy Lift Shipping Company Names Two Top Executives

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.

MarAd Acquires RO/RO Vessel Atlantic Bear With Bid Of $17.5 Million

The Maritime Administration recently acquired the roll-on/rolloff vessel Atlantic Bear at a federal auction held in Norfolk, Va., with a bid of $17.5 million. The vessel was owned by Pacific Far East Line, Inc., which went bankrupt in 1978. The

Second 'Catug' Unit For Hvide Shipping Christened At Galveston

The second in the series of unique rigid connecting tug-barge combinations built in Galveston, Texas, was christened in December. The M/V Seabulk Magnachem, and its barge SCC 3902, were built for Hvide Shipping of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which will operate

FBMA Babcock Secures TriCat Order

FBMA Babcock Marine has agreed with ferry operator Dae A Express Shipping Co. of Pohang, South Korea, for the construction of a 171 ft. (52 m) Tri- Cat fast passenger ferry. The award is subsequent to the successful acquisition by Babcock Engineering,

 
 
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