2002 will surely not be counted as "a banner year" for many, if any, industries, particularly not for the leisure and travel niche. The cruise industry survived a tough year, as terrorism, a shakey economy and sickness outbreaks onboard ships grabbed headlines.
The announced merger of Kvaerner Masa-Yards and Aker Finyards — both members of the Aker Yards Groups — draws to a conclusion nearly a decade of change within the Finnish shipbuilding community, while providing the technically talented and market
The board of directors of Diamond M Drilling Company, Houston, TexasJbased international drilling contractor, has authorized the construction of two new selfelevating jackup drilling rigs and a self-propelled semisubmersible drilling vessel. The
Krupp MaK of Kiel recently obtained orders for the supply of complete propulsion plants for three new f e r r i e s for the Norwegian Hurtigruten-Line, to be built by Volkswerft Stralsund. Each of the ferries is to be equipped with two Krupp MaK series 6M552C main propulsion diesel engines,