Finnish shipbuilder Masa-Yards Inc. has received an order from Brittany Ferries to build a new car/passenger ferry for cross-Channel service. The 27,000-gt ship, which has capacity for over 2,100 passengers, will be constructed at Masa's Turku facility.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard (B&W), Copenhagen, Denmark, recently delivered the Panamax bulk carrier Solidarnosc (BCT70), first vessel in a series of six vessels for the Polish Steamship Company. A second BCT70-type bulk carrier for the Polish Steamship Company,
River City U.S.A., Inc., the Kansas City, Kan., operators of the Cummins NTA-855-M-powered paddle-wheeler Missouri River Queen, recently took delivery of a second passenger vessel, the new 150-foot, 800-passenger America. Built by Marine Builders, Inc.
Patti Shipyards, Pensacola, Fla., recently delivered the largest passenger vessel and gambling boat on the Mississippi River to Roberts River Rides of Dubuque, Iowa. Built at a total cost of $12 million (including gaming equipment) and larger than a football field,
A third contract to build a reinforced fiberglass modified Lerici class minehunter has been awarded by the U.S. Navy to Intermarine USA of Savannah, Ga. Intermarine USA is a subsidiary of Montecatini, part of the Ferruzzi-Montedison Group. The
ASCARGO of Bilbao, Spain, which is represented in the U.S. by Borgne International Corporation, Middlesex, N.J., is offering free literature on the cargo access equipment the company manufactures. Using a colorful cutaway drawing of a vessel, the
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of construction- differential subsidy (CDS) for work by Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company of Baltimore to increase the container-carrying c a p a c i t y of four Mariner Class vessels owned by Moore McCormack Lines of New York.
For more than a hundred years, the Pacific Northwest has ranked as a center for vessel design, construction and preservation. Beginning with the advent of the Pacific cod fishery in the 1880s, utilizing the raw material afforded by the vast Northwest forests,
Marine Gears, Inc., Greenville, Miss., recently delivered six new main propulsion Haley gear units and six Haley auxiliary drive units to Main Iron Works, Houma, La. These gears were installed in three new vessels operated by G & H Towing of Galveston, Texas.
Installation of a Protective Sealing System aboard the jumboized oiler USNS Mispillion was recently completed in San Francisco, Calif., by L&C Associates, Inc. of North Hampton, N.H. The Mispillion, assigned National Defense Reserve status, must