"The Floating Volvo" HHI Builds Twin Engine V-Max VLCC

Vision, a unique VLCC built by Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in that it features twin-engines and twin-propellers, was recently christened at the Ulsan Shipyard. Concordia Maritime AB's new ultra-large 315,000-dwt VLCC was christened by Mrs.


Hitachi Zosen Receives Floating Pontoon Jetty Contract From A r a b i a

Yasuhiko Kosa, director and general manager of the Hitachi Zosen Offshore Plant Division, has announced the receipt of an order from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to construct three floating pontoon jetties.

Innovative Coastal Trader

An advance in hydrodynamic design has been endorsed by Norwegian energy group Statoil, as the prospective charterer of an innovative newbuild intended for coastwise distribution of oil products. The 4,200-dwt vessel contracted by Bergen Tankers

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Nils Lucander, based in Tacoma, Wash., has designed boats for more than 40 years. The views and claims presented in the following article are those of Mr. Lucander, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maritime Reporter & Engineering News staff,

World Shipbuilding to Fall Slightly

Last year was an active one for the international shipbuilding market. Although the order intake was significantly reduced from the order boom of the previous year, 46 million dwt, or 31.3 million compensated gross tons (cgt) of new ships were ordered.

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Alfa-Laval of Fort Lee, N.J., one of the world leaders in liquid separation, thermal, and continuous process technology recently announced it has been chosen by U.S. Lines, Inc. to supply all of the fuel and lube purifiers plus other equipment for 12 jumbo containerships.

U.S. Court Of Appeals Rules On Disabilities Act

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.

SRS Awarded Contract For 11 Oily Water Separators By NOAA

Separation and Recovery Systems, Inc. (SRS) of Irvine, Calif., announced that it was awarded a contract to construct 11 vacuum gravity oily water separators for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a research agency of the U.

Coast Guard Urges Unified Federal Spill Response Regulations

The U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to establish federal oil spill regulations that realize the concerns of the nation's coastal states, thereby avoiding a host of individual state spill laws. While addressing the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) in Genoa,

McDermott Scotland Gets $ 8 5 + Million Order For Offshore Jacket & Modules

McDermott International, Inc. of New Orleans recently announced that its McDermott Scotland unit has received a telex of intent from Marathon Oil, U.K., Ltd. for a contract valued at more than $85 million to fabricate an 18,000-metricton offshore platform jacket and two 4,

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