The latest testament to Finnish cruise ship building prowess is embodied in the recently delivered Carnival Spirit, a ship that will become well-known not only for what it contains within, but for what it does not let out. Carnival Spirit, newbuilding no.
We first visited Maritrans' double hull rebuild program in 1998 ("Great Ships of 199,S- Maritrans is Making Waves") as the company delivered its first rebuilt double hull barge- the 23,000 DWT "Maritrans 192" (See Figure /. opposite page). Since
1976 was a year of contrast for world bulk shipping. In the dry cargo trades some semblance of stability was i n t r o d u c e d into freight rates, which ended the year at virtually the same levels as at its beginning by the upturn in world economic activity.
The bunker industry is witnessing interesting times. Throughout the last 12 months, prices have doubled for many grades of fuel, reaching unparalleled levels. At the same time, the industry has seen the launch of the first serious Internet- based marine fuels sales operations.
The U.S. Department of Defense has authorized the Navy to procure five production versions of the PHM (Patrol Hydrofoil Missileship) under an appropriation of $282.1 million. Delivery of the first vessel in this production program is expected from The Boeing Company, Seattle, Wash.
Six 32-foot high-speed fire retardant fiberglass Corsair river patrol boats, similar to the U.S. Navy's PBRs, have been sold to the Ministry of Defense of the Union of Burma for a contract price of $606,000 by Uniflite, Inc., military, commercial,
P&O Princess Cruises will utilize Wiirtsila Enviro- Engines, which employ electronically-controlled common- rail fuel injection to provide optimum combustion over the entire load range, to give the particular benefit of no visible smoke at any load