The recently completed M/S Boogabilla is classed by its builders and owners as the third generation of deepsea roll-on/roll-off vessels. The ship incorporates several new items for this type of vessel, such as a largebore, slow-speed diesel engine; three parallel trafficways,
In 2003, Holland America (HAL) added another "Dam" ship to its fleet in the form of the 82,000-gt MS Oosterdam. Oosterdam — built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy — is the second 1,848 passenger Vista-class ship for the company, joining sister ship ms Zuiderdam,
In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, has announced the recent launching of the solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence at its Moss Point, Miss., yard. The 200-foot vessel will perform the key role in the recovery of rocket boosters
A new cruiseship line featuring smaller, yacht-like, luxury vessels (drawing shown above) carrying 120 passengers to exotic world destinations will begin service in spring 1983, it was announced in New York recently. The new line is being formed by Helge Naarstad,
pair of self-dumping hopper barges are shaping up in one building shed at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard on the shore of the Pearl River, while a 62 x 15 ft. (19 x 4.5-m) patrol launch for the Hong Kong Immigration Department awaits the installation
Wartsila's Turku shipyard in Finland recently delivered the Golar Frost, a 75,000- cubic-meter gas tanker, to Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation of Liberia. The vessel is designed for transport of liquefied petroleum gases and anhydrous ammonia.
Ocean Fleets Limited's Naval Architects and Engineering Departments, Liverpool, England, have won a contract from a Mexican company to supervise the building of three ships in a Japanese shipyard. The ships are being built for Transportation Maritime Mexicana at Hitachi Shipyard,
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,
Plans are moving ahead quickly for the Thirty-Sixth Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec on February 14, 1984. The Annual Technical Conference,