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AWO 40 YEARS OF PROGRESS

Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will

 

General Dynamics Christens Its First LNG Carrier Built For U.S. Trade

The Lake Charles, first liquefied natural gas tanker built by General Dynamics to transport LNG to the United States, was christened recently at the corporation's Quincy, Mass. shipyard. When she goes into service, Lake Charles will carry LNG from Algeria to the U.

Valmet Testing Newly Developed Ducted Propeller For Icegoing Vessels

Valmet's Helsinki Shipyarc., as the culmation of a two-year research program, recently tested a new type of ducted propeller with the tug Matari off the coast of Savonlinna. The new type duct is said to be a new generation propulsion solution for Arctic vessels operating in ice.

Old Cruise Ships: Save 'em or Scrap 'em?

It was a Memorial Day Weekend tragedy onboard the famed 50-year old S.S. Norway, when an explosion rocked 2,000 passengers from their bunks, an accident which killed eight and injured 22. While thoughts immediately turned to terrorism, reports indicate

Ryan-Walsh Appoints Three Corporate Officers

Recent board action of Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., elevated three management employees to corporate officers. Billy W. Parks was named vice president-engineering, and Ross K. Drake and Bernard H. Greene Jr. were named assistant vice presidents.

Mitsubishi Launches Daihatsu-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) recently held a ceremony at its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works to christen and launch the expedition cruise ship Frontier Spirit. The vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Frontier Cruises, Limited, in October of this year.

$142-Million Contract For Two Tankers Awarded To Bath Iron Works

President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works announced that the shipyard was awarded a contract of approximately $142 million to build two tankers, with a potential for additional ships, by the Falcon I Sea Transport Company of Houston. The contract, signed recently in Washington, D.

French Yard Tapped To Build $780M Queen Mary 2

Carnival Corp. has finalized a contract with France's Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard for the construction of the Queen Mary 2, a new 150,000-ton "liner-style" vessel for its Cunard Line unit. The largest ocean liner ever constructed, Queen

Sixteen Key Appointments Announced At Bath Iron

President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.

Texaco Acquires British Tanker From Globtik

Texaco Overseas Tankship Ltd., a wholly owned British subsidiary of Texaco Inc., has taken delivery of the 79,997-deadweightton motor tanker Texaco Westminster at the Aioi (Japan) shipyard of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., it was announced recently.

 
 
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