The Chantiers de I'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France, recently began cutting steel for the huge cruise liner under construction for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line of Miami. To be named Sovereign of the Seas, at more than 70,000 grt and carrying 2,
The last vessel in a three-year, three-ship reconstruction program at Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point Yard near Baltimore was renamed the Pvt. Harry Fisher by Congresswoman Helen D. Bentley (R-Md.), guest of honor and sponsor at the christening ceremonies.
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., the world's largest builder of offshore support vessels for the oil and gas industry, has delivered a new 65-foot pilot vessel to the New York Pilots Association. The new boat, named Chapel Hill,
Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla., delivered a 163-ft. (49.6-m), 32-knot aluminum monohull research vessel, which was designed by DeJong & Lebet — marking DeJong's entrance into the high-performance workboat field. This new design is a milestone
Seebeckwerft of Bremerhaven, West Germany, recently received a DM65-million ($38.9-million) order from the Railship Group to build a 10,000-dwt rail/freight ferry. She is the third ferry of this type to be ordered by Railship from Seebeckwerft over the last few years.
Maritime elements in the Port of New York and New Jersey have called upon bistate harbor Congressional leaders to support the ship industry's efforts to remove the Newark Bay Drawbridge as a vessel navigation hazard. Terming the little-used railroad bridge "a catastrophe waiting to happen,
Butterworth Systems Inc., a world leader in providing marine and food processing industries with specialized equipment for tank cleaning, underwater hull cleaning and oil/water separation, has relocated its corporate and sales offices to a modern
Petrocon Marine and Industrial Chemical Corp. has announced the initiation of a complete fuel oil laboratory analysis service. The service is available through the company's offices and laboratories in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Piraeus, Greece. During the past 14 months,
The Situation Improves Greatly For German Shipbuilders As the Federal Republic of Germany's fiscal year drew to a close on September 30 last year, the country's shipbuilding industry was facing some of the most serious problems in its long and distinguished history.
The Maritime Administration has received applications from four wholly owned subsidiaries of Tenneco Inc., P.O. Box 2511, Tenneco Building, 1010 Milam Street, Houston, Texas 77001, for Title XI guarantees of obligations. The companies — Shipping Ventures, Inc.