Los Angeles SNAME Discusses Liquid Level Gauging By Radar

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered for a recent meeting aboard the converted cruise ship Princess Louise berthed in Los Angeles Harbor. The subject of the e v e n i n g ' s technical paper,


Cruise Yacht Ponce De Leon Now Being Built At Marine Fabricators For Florida Gulf Coast Corporation

The cruise yacht Ponce de Leon, the first ocean-class passenger vessel built in the United States in more than 30 years, is now under construction in the Marine Fabricators Inc. shipyard, approximately 30 miles south of Jacksonville, Fla., on the Saint John's River.

Royal Caribbean Takes Mariner of the Seas

Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Turku shipyard delivered MS Mariner of the Seas, the fifth cruise ship in the Voyager-class series of cruise ships for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The first four ships in the series. Voyager of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas,

Nichols Bros. Launch Sternwheeler Cruise Ship

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island and Seattle-based American West Steamboat Company, owned by Henry Hillman, Jr., CEO of Oregon Rail Corp., have launched the newly constructed overnight sternwheeler cruise ship Empress of the North.

MTU Enters The Medium Speed Fray With The 8000

MTU Friedrichshafen plans to introduce a new 20V 8000 engine at this year's SMM. Able to produce 9,000 kW at 1,150-rpm, the model is the company's most powerful — moving MTU into the realm of medium-speed engines. The 20V can be utilized as main propulsion for large yachts and workboats,

NASSCO Awarded $174 Million To Build Destroyer Tender

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., has been awarded a contract for the construction of a new "Gompers Class" Destroyer Tender (AD-43) by the U.S. Navy for a target price of approximately $174 million. The contract

Celebrity Cancels Summit And Infinity Sailings

Celebrity Cruises will send two ships, Summit and Infinity, into unscheduled drydocks March 29 and April 13, respectively, to repair propulsion pods. Both ships are operating safely but at a lower cruising speed. Summit will cancel a March 29 sailing from Fort Lauderdale,

Great Ships of the Year

Name Tempera Type Double Acting Tanker (DAT) Owner Fortum Built Sumitomo Heavy Ind. Kvaerner Masa-Yards is well renowned for its ship and ship's equipment ice breaking technology. Upon visiting Finland on a recent excursion and enjoying winter in November, it's easy to see why.

Seven Seas Voyager Will Boast Dolphin Podded Propellers

Seven Seas Voyager, the new 50,000-gt cruise ship under construction at T. Mariotti Shipyard in Genoa, Italy for Radisson Seven Seas, will be among the first ships to house the new Dolphin podded propulsion system jointly developed by STN Atlas Marine Electronics and John Crane- Lips.

Cruise Vessels To Be Built In Agreement Between McDermott/Swathtech

A letter of intent to construct a series of U.S.-flag SWATH cruise ships was recently signed by McDermott Marine Construction of Morgan City, La., and Swathtech America of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and now it has been reported that a contract may be signed to build four vessels.

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