The expansion and modernization program being undertaken by the Brazilian shipbuilder Companhia Comercio e Navegacao, currently the world's fourth largest builder of "series" ships over 10,000 dwt, is now nearing completion. The program, which
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.
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.
Svenska Skum, a subsidiary of Unitor ASA, won contracts for the design and supply of external fire-fighting systems to a series of newbuilding fireboats under construction in Hong Kong and Greece. The Hong Kong contract involves the general design
The Penn Central Corporation's Marathon Manufacturing Company has signed $326 million in contracts with the Rowan Companies, Inc. for the construction of eight offshore oil and gas mobile drilling rigs. Marathon's marine construction order backlog now totals 43 rigs,
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.