Norwegian Maritime Equipment AS has developed a new, complete program of lifeboats and rescueboats. The program is currently introduced to the market under the brand name NorMar, and embraces a full scope of enclosed lifeboats, free-fall lifeboats, semi-enclosed lifeboats and rescueboats.
The state-owned Iraqui National Oil Company has recently taken delivery of a 155,200-dwt tanker built at Gotaverken Arendal. The ship, which shortly before the delivery was given the name Hittin, is number three of four ships of the same type and size being built by Gotaverken for INOC.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that OMI Corporation pleaded guilty to preparing false documents in an effort to cover up the illegal dumping of thousands of gallons of waste oil and sludge at sea. OMI also agreed to pay a S4.2 million fine and serve three years probation.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.