Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
Desco Marine president Tom Collins announced recently that Emerson Shank has accepted the position of vice president for sales and marketing with the St. Augustine shipbuilder. Mr. Shank will supervise Desco's sales and marketing program for new boat construction,
Developments in shipbuilding have been driven by needs to simplify the engineering and manufacturing. The cause is not just to become more competitive but also to avoid problems in controlling engineering and manufacturing costs. Two recent examples
Jakobson Shipyard, Inc. of Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently delivered an important and innovative Ocean Service Oil Skimmer Catamaran to Lagoven, C.A. of Venezuela, that c o u n t r y ' s successor to Creole/Exxon on Lake Maracaibo. While classed by ABS for ocean service,
Austal Ltd. has reported that its U.S. operation, Austal USA, has secured a two-vessel order for the construction of 150 ft. (45.7 m) aluminum crew supply vessels to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel pair, which has been ordered by Otto Candies of Des Allemands, La.
Halter Marine, Inc. has added the 10th shipyard to its rapidly expanding group with the opening of a new division at Chickasaw, Ala. The new shipyard is located on a fork of the Mobile River five miles north of the city of Mobile, on a site formerly occupied by the Gulf Shipyard.
Ocean Science and Engineering, Inc., 1601 Water Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90802, has announced that it had completed arrangements for a $500,000 term loan from its parent, Berry Enterprises, Inc. The loan will be secured by a pledge of the stock of its subsidiary,