On Sunday, December 17, 2000 a raging storm was brewing off the coast of Virginia. Record-breaking waves were measuring anywhere from 30-40ft. and the wind was gusting at about 70 knots. In the middle of the Atlantic, (220 miles off the coast of Norfolk, Va.
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.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently completed the 149-passenger, 77-foot, highspeed commuter ferry Port Imperial, said to be the first high-speed commuter ferry built for a Manhattan area run. Designed and built from Blount's patented concept of hull construction,
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,
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.
Changing military requirements have highlighted the need for traditional Navy suppliers to diversify by developing a growing sales presence in the commercial marine sector. While naval shipbuilding in this country will continue to provide major new business opportunities,
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.