Astilleros Y Talleres del Noroeste (ASTANO) of Ferrol (La Coruna), Spain, recently completed the semisubmersible drilling vessel Drillmar I for Drillmar, S.A. The design, by Friede & Goldman, Ltd., is the latest version of their Pacesetter Class.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently received a pair of 30 x 10-ft. (9.1 x 3-m) PACKCAT catamaran landing craft designed and built by the William E. Munson Company of Mount Vernon, Wash. Developed for the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program,
The Dixie Dredge Corporation of St. Louis, a subsidiary of Pott Industries' St. Louis Ship Division, Houston Natural Gas Corporation, recently affirmed the shipment of the first of five dredge tender boats, two crewboats, and the second of five dredges
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
Flender Werft AG in Lubeck, Germany, recently marked its 75th anniversary with the delivery of the 1,742-TEU containership Santa Victoria to Ivaran Shipping A/S of Lysaker, Norway. She is the sixth ship built in the Flender 1600 Series. The Santa Victoria will sail for P&O Containers Ltd.
A major new stage in the reorientation of the Wilh Wilhelmsen fleet has been implemented with the January 2004 arrival in China of the first of five Mark 1 deep-sea, combined RoRo container (ConRo) vessels for reconstruction. Five ships of the Tourcoing class,
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.
The multipurpose cargo vessel Nordland (hull no. 179) contracted by Nordland Schiffahrtsges. mbH of Dorpen, West Germany, was recently christened and launched at ceremonies held at Jansen Werft's Leer yard in West Germany. The sponsor of the vessel was Miss Tiina Valve,
Wartsila Marine Industries' Turku Shipyard, known primarily as a builder of passenger vessels and luxury cruisers, recently completed a barge carrier, a rare exception in the yard's present stock of orders. The vessel, ordered by the USSR Ministry of Communications, was named Anadyr.
The official keel-laying ceremony of Hull 725 was held recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Hull 725, a 396- foot tank barge is being built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp. of Staten Island, N.Y. Attending this ceremony were Comdr.