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PIMA Appointed U.S. And
For Colombo Dockyard
Louis W. Gomlick, president of
Penn International Marine Agen- cies, Ltd. (PIMA), recently an- nounced that PIMA has been ap- pointed the exclusive representative in the U.S. and Canada for Colombo
Dockyard (Pte) Ltd. of Sri Lanka.
Colombo Dockyard is a major ship repair facility located in the
Indian Ocean between South Africa and Singapore.
The yard presently has three graving docks capable of handling vessels up to 30,000 dwt. Machine shops and other facilities have up- to-date equipment with qualified supervision and labor to perform any type of repair and conversion work in the marine field. A 100,000- dwt graving dock, now under con- struction, is scheduled to be com- pleted by the end of 1985.
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Royal Cruise Line To Build
Two Luxury Liners At Cost
Of More Than $200 Million
Royal Cruise Line (RCL) of Pi- raeus, Greece, has announced its commitment to build two 990-pas- senger luxury cruise ships to join its present fleet of ships, the Golden
Odyssey and the Royal Odyssey.
Under the personal supervision of
RCL chairman P.S. Panagopou- los, the new ships will be built by
Meyer Werft in Papenburg, West
Germany. RCL has retained the
Danish ship design firm of Knud E.
Hansen as consultants.
Construction of the first 40,000- grt, 495-cabin ship, to be named the
Crown Odyssey, will begin immedi- ately, with delivery scheduled for the first quarter of 1988. The second vessel, to be constructed concur- rently, is tentatively scheduled for delivery by Christmas 1988.
This expansion represents an in- vestment in excess of $200 million, and by increasing the line's capacitv to a total of 3,300 berths, it will place RCL among the five largest cruise lines in the world. Mr. Pana- gopoulos said it is the very strong and steady demand for RCL's de- luxe standard of worldwide cruising over the past decade that has pro- vided the basis for his decision.
Among the innovative features planned for the new luxury liners is a unique outside glass elevator to transport passengers to a lounge on the top deck with a 360-degree view.
Other features include an increased number of spacious suites, private lounges for groups, expanded fitness and health facilities, and two out- door pools.
In addition to the passenger ame- nities, plans include sophisticated satellite navigation and communica- tions, state-of-the-art electronics, advanced equipment to increase fuel efficiency, and innovative hull lines. Other considerations concern efficient passenger and baggage handling on embarkation and dis- embarkation, as well as designs for the most efficient provisioning in port.
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Goldstein Named Chairman
Promoted To President
COMSAT has announced that its board of directors has elected Ir- ving Goldstein as chairman and chief executive officer, and Marcel
Joseph as president and chief operating officer of the corporation, effective October 1 this year.
Mr. Goldstein, who joined the company in 1966 and has been pres- ident of COMSAT since 1983, will succeed Dr. Joseph Charyk, who will retire at the end of September.
He will continue to serve on the board of directors of the corpora- tion.
Before becoming president of
COMSAT in 1983. Mr. Goldstein had been executive vice president since 1982. Earlier, he held top man- agement positions with the corpora- tion's broadcast satellite and IN-
Before joining COMSAT in April of 1985 as executive vice president,
Mr. Joseph served for 24 years in progressively responsible manage- ment positions with General Elec- tric Corporation, most recently as vice president and general manager of GE's Transportation Products
Boeing Awarded $6.9-Million
Navy Contract For
Hydrofoil Support Work
Boeing Marine Systems of Seattle has been awarded a $6,872,734 cost- plus-fixed-fee Navy contract for en- gineering and technical support ser- vices for the Advanced Hydrofoil
Program and the Hydrofoil Special
Trails Unit. Work will be performed in Bremerton, Wash., and is ex- pected to be completed by June 30, 1987. Contract funds would not have expired at the end of the cur- rent fiscal year. Eighteen bids were solicited and one offer was received.
The David W. Taylor Naval Ship
Research and Development Center,
Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity (N00167-85-C-0017).