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Heroes on the High Seas

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.


NCL Acquires S/S United States

Furthering its commitment to its U.S.- flag cruise ship initiative, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has purchased the S/S United States, one of the country's most venerable ships built in the glory days of trans-Atlantic sea travel. NCL will convert the vessel to a state-of-the art,

Blount Marine Delivers Star of Chicago To Star Line Corporation

Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., announced the delivery of the 150-foot by 35- foot Star of Chicago to Star Line Corporation of East Lansing, Mich. The Star of Chicago is a Bay Queen style dinner boat with a passenger capacity of 600 and seating for 450 in two dining rooms.

Fincantieri Orders Water- Lubed Shaft Bearings

Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA has ordered Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for a new cruise ship (Hull No. 6100) being built for Princess Cruises at the Monfalcone Shipyard in Italy for 2006 delivery. This will be the seventh Princess

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.


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,

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.

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