Todd Shipyards Corporation and Santa Fe International Corp. jointly announced the award of a contract to Todd for the construction of the first self-propelled pipelaying reel ship. According to E.L. Shannon Jr., Santa Fe president, the vessel will cost approximately $28,
The Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers convened its fall meeting at the Ann Arbor Inn in Ann Arbor, Mich. A record turnout for the Section of 266 participants made the occasion a very lively one.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District (state of Florida), ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), applies to foreign vessels that embark passengers in U.S. ports. Stevens v. Premier Cruises (11th Cir. June 22, 2000) is a direct example of this Act.
The A.L. Don Company of Matawan, N.J., has developed a greatly improved version of its pilot ladder which now features steps which can be quickly and easily replaced aboard ship. The steps are held in place by a mechanical clamp instead of hand serving.
Atlas Marine Services, Inc. of Miami, Fla., has been awarded a $ 10.8 million contract by Kvaerner Masa-Yards of Helsinki, Finland to deliver the main galleys aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' latest 70,000-ton superliners M/S Sensation and M/S Fascination.
John C. Murdoch, formerly Resident Surveyor in charge of the Portland, Oregon Branch Office of the United States Salvage Association, Inc., has announced commencement of business as an independent marine surveyor. Following graduation from the U.