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Landmark LNG Carrier Launched by IZAR

To great fanfare, Inigo Tapias, the new 138,000 cu. m. liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier was launched on January 29 by IZAR's Sestao yard in Bilbao. The ship — standing in testament to the 1.213 workers at Sestao who physically made the ship a

 

REDUCING FUEL COSTS First In a Series-Propulsion Equipment

Diesel Engine Manufacturers Continue To Improve The Fuel Efficiency Of Their Engines In an effort to reduce fuel costs, the American marine industry has undergone a renaissance in marine engineering. The last decade has seen the deepsea U.S.

SeaStreak Launches New High-Speed Catamaran

SeaStreak America, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Sea Containers Limited, added another catamaran ferry to its service in the New York market with the May 3, 2001 launch of the 140- ft. (42.6 m) commuter and leisure vessel M/V SeaStreak New York.

Levingston Launches Jackup Drilling Rig For Dixilyn-Field

Levingston Shipbuilding Company has launched the Dixilyn- Field 87 (shown above) at its shipyard in Orange, Texas. The triangular shaped, Levingston designed Class 111-C jackup drilling rig is 200 feet by 186 feet by 23 feet. When this self-elevating drilling platform is completed,

Cast Acquires Seatrain Facilities In Europe And North America

E u r o c a n a d i a n Shipholdings Limited of Bermuda, and Seatrain Lines, Inc. of New York have concluded an agreement whereby Eurocanadian's Cast Containers Organization will take over 20 Seatrain offices in North America and Europe. As part of the arrangement,

Gastech 86 Scheduled For November In Hamburg

—Free Program Available The 12th International LNG/ LPG Conference and Exhibition, Gastech 86, will be held in the Congress Centrum, Hamburg, West Germany, from November 25-28. The conference program is now available from the organizers as well as

Promotions A nd Retirements At El Paso LNG Company

The El Paso Company of Houston, Texas, has announced that George D. Carameros Jr., chairman, and Barry Hunsaker, president of El Paso LNG Company, a subsidiary, have elected to take early retirement to pursue other interests in the energy field.

Powering-Up the Finnish Range

Costa Crociere's impressive new Costa Atlantica gives first form to the so-called Panamax-Max generation from Kvaerner Masa-Yards, embodying the 8000-class design concept developed in conjunction with the Italian operator and its parent Carnival group.

Danish Two-Stroke Bastion

As part of the drift of heavy industrial activity from Europe to the Far East, production of two-stroke diesel propulsion machinery has become the province of the leading national players in newbuild construction. However, close to the northern tip of Jutland,

Pacific Towboat Names Four To Executive Posts

Harold Malterre has been named vice president and general manager of Pacific Towboat & Salvage Co. of Long Beach, Calif., it was announced by Dave Ballash, president of Dillingham Maritime- Western Division. At the same time Mr. Ballash announced the appointment of John Turner,

 
 
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