Despite the recent drop in passenger bookings, some industry analysts are predicting that by the year 2000, more than 10 million passengers will take cruises annually. These projections are based on a growth level of 10 percent per year. Present cruise passenger levels stand at 3.
The Shipyard Division of The Great Lakes Towing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, recently completed the drydocking and overhaul of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tug Forney. The work was completed on schedule and included tank and underwater hull inspection/preservation,
The 230,000-dwt tanker Amoco Singapore recently completed successful sea trials. Built at the Cadiz shipyard of Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., the vessel is the second in a series for Amoco Transport Company from the Gadiz yard. The first of the series,
Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has appointed Vincent Cannaliato Jr. chairperson, and Thomas J. Smith a member of the Advisory Board to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. Mr. Cannaliato, vice president, corporate finance department, Kidder, Peabody & Co.
A 24-page Anchoring Encyclopedia and a technical article on pipeline anchoring are available free from SeaTec International, Ltd., Houston, Texas. SeaTec, a worldwide marine contractor, and A.B. Chance Company, a developer and manufacturer of land anchors,
Representatives of Blohm & Voss AG, Hamburg, West Germany, signed a contract in Moscow recently with the Soviet foreign trade organization, Sudoimport, for the design, construction, and delivery of a special service vessel for the USSR's Ministry of the Gas Industry.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., recently announced promotions in the shipyard's Repair Department, as follows: Ed Hann, formerly repair superintendent, has been promoted to general superintendent-repair. He replaces Bob Nolde, who has retired.
A splashing debut with new innovations could best describe the inauguration of Celebrity's Millennium, which occurred in England this past summer. Ironically, the splashing part of the gas turbine-powered vessel's debut is what is now causing headaches at the Miami, Fla.
Mobile-headquartered Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., has announced the appointed of Capt. Ernst Hirt as operations manager-West Gulf. As a senior member of the company's regional management staff in Houston, he will be responsible for day-to-day operations
Finland's Napa Oy has opened a Representation Office in Kobe, Japan, to strengthen the company's presence in the region. Naoki Mizutani has been appointed manager of the Representation Office in Japan. The company is committed to playing a key role in Southeast Asia,