Cruise Ship Runs Aground
The MS Mistral cruise ship carrying 1,139 passengers has run aground off the Caribbean island of Nevis. "The passengers are still aboard, and they are in good shape…
Cammell Laird Eyes Government Deal With Caution
Cammell Laird gave a cautious response to an improved government aid package to help it win a $500 million pound contract to build two cruise ships. The U.K. Department…
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 30-40 ft. and the wind was gusting at about 70 knots.
Drew Offers Electronic Steam System Monitoring
A new PC-based software from the Drew Marine Division of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, monitors steam generating water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results.
Transas Expands Capabilities
Relying on experience from more than 4,000 Navi-Sailor installations around the world, Transas Marine has added a number of features to further enhance the functionality…
Plug & Play
Cruise lines, perhaps more than any other segment of the shipping market, have eagerly adopted advanced integrated bridge systems to help protect not only passenger…
The Dickinson Way
Walking into Bob Dickinson's spacious office at Carnival Corp.'s Miami, Fla. headquarters, one would be shocked to hear that he isn't in the cruise business to make money.
Kaparis Defines Safety on Cruise Ships
Kaparis met recently with MR/EN to discuss what he considers are the most important safety issues in cruise shipping today. By Regina P. Among the sketches of general arrangement drawings…
Queen Mary 2: Cunard's Answer to Royalty on the Seas
Despite the threat of overcapacity in the cruise shipping industry, newbuilding contracts have remained on a constant high — specifically in the mega ship sector.
MISNA Elects New Slate of Officers for 2001
At a recent meeting of their board of Directors in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Maritime Information Services of North America (MISNA) elected a new slate of officers for 2001.
'Safe Haven' Debate Could Have Resounding Effects
A situation ongoing at press time half way around the world promises to affect the way in which ship emergencies are handled in the U.S. and abroad. Last month,…
People & Company News
Captain Marine Services, Inc. of Dana Beach, Fla. has been servicing the yachting and sport diving industries for the last nine years for all of their need above and below the waterline as well as…
U.S. Lines' MS Patriot Challenges Cascade General
Since 1999, when American Classic Voyages (AMCV) first announced its intention to construct two U.S.-flagged cruise ships that would be staffed by American officers and crew, the U.S.
Curacao Carves A Cruise Niche
Riding the often tumultuous waves of freight rate boom and bust, Curacao Drydock has carved a unique niche of business in this Caribbean paradise. Since August 2000…
Dear President Bush...Reasons for More Title XI Funding
One of the first important official acts of new U.S. President George W. Bush will be to submit to Congress a budget request for the entire U.S. Government for fiscal year 2002.
EIA Expects OPEC Output to Continue to Rise
The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects OPEC countries to continue producing above their quotas, pushing the cartel's average output 770,000 bpd above official levels for the quarter.
Stolt Offshore Acquires Paragon Engineering Services
Stolt Offshore S.A. signed a letter of intent to acquire a majority ownership of Paragon Engineering Services Inc. (PES) of Houston from Kenneth Arnold, the current controlling shareholder.
Rig Count Continues to Rise
Baker Hughes Inc.'s international rig count for December 2000 was 705, up five from the 700 counted in November 2000 and up 131 from the 574 counted in December 1999.
McDermott, Bay Begin Alliance at Harbor Island Facility
J. Ray McDermott, Inc., a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., and Bay Ltd. have formed a strategic alliance to pursue fabrication projects in the offshore oil and gas industry…
Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaft-less, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50…