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Renaissance Cruise Uses ETC ^
This past year, Renaissance Cruise Lines " added three new ships to its fleet, the R5, R6 and
R7. The company is set to add the R8, which was scheduled to be named in a ceremony on February 18th. Built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint-Nazaire,
France, the R-class ships are almost identical in design, and the Saint-Nazaire division of HMS France has sup- plied and installed the entertainment systems, TV dis- tribution and the broadcast and editing systems on all of them. For the entertainment areas of the R5, R6, R7 and R8, HMS installed an ETC Sensor delta dimming system plus 48 Source Four PARs and 32 Source Four ellispoidals at the specification of its Miami-based division Harbour Marine Systems. Aiming for stan- dardization in terms of equipment, Harbour Marine
Systems now specifies ETC equipment for all its cruise ship projects, including those installations carried out by parent company HMS France.
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NASSCO Receives ISO 14001 Certification
NASSCO has earned the designation as the first pri- vate shipyard in the U.S. to receive ISO 14001 certifi- cation for its comprehensive Environmental Manage- ment System and environmental protection policies.
The certification process was conducted by ABS.
Stratos Announces Global Distribution Deal
Stratos Global Corp. has reached an agreement with
Iridium Satellite to provide Iridium services globally.
The new Iridium service will be the sole handheld communication service to offer complete global cover- age. Compared to Iridium's initial plan, pricing has been reduced dramatically, in addition to improved functionality. The new service is comprised of voice and data functions accessed by a smaller, lighter and easier to use handset. Airtime charges are expected to be a fraction of the former Iridium charges, and hand- set charges will be significantly reduced as well.
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Offshore Inland Completes Many Projects
Offshore Inland Marine and Oilfield Services,
Mobile, Ala., has finished a two-ship contract for the fabrication and installation of rail car and marine equipment for the LMS Shipmanagement Vessels,
Banda Sea and Bali Sea. LMS Shipmanagement com- menced the conversion process at a Singapore shipyard and concluded work in Mobile, where the new rail car given the responsibility of fabricating and installing ^ByW rail car bumper stops, roller chocks, track switching gear and side shell removals for access to the new moor- ing winches and handrails across the vessel's | stern.
The company is currently performing a piping and tubing installation on six thrusters for Transocean
Sedco Forex's drill ship Discoverer 534. Offshore
Inland performed all tubing and piping installation, not to mention a hydraulic system flush and miscellaneous steel work.
Friede Goldman Halter awarded the company a con- tract to install piping and tubing for the choke and kill lines, high pressure wash down system, hatch covers, water tight doors and anchor winches. In addition,
Ocean Rig called upon Offshore Inland to set up an onsite facility to remove, test and re-install all of the relief valves for the semis Bingo I and Bingo II.
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Lang Manufacturing Appoints New CEO
David W. Ek has been elected as president and CEO of Lang Manufacturing effective, February 12, 2001.
Ek succeeds Jack Sparacio, who had held the position for the past seven years and will continue to sit on the board of directors. Ek joined Lang In October of 2000 as executive vice president. Prior to this, he was exec- utive director of Business Development with
FSbuy.com, an e-commerce business designed to serve the food service industry. He has a very successful track record in sales and marketing in the food service industry and has held manage- ment positions with Wells/Bloomfield Division of Specialty Equipment, and National Controls
P And H, Modern Maritime Team Up
Modern Maritime (MMI), of Arlington, Va., and P and H Marine Associates, (P and H),
Tel.: +31 (0)10 429 2222
Fax: +31 (0)10 429 6459
N.H., suppliers www.wortelboer.nl of Marine Manage- ment System consulting services, have agreed to ^^jBJ^ terms for a merger of the two companies, effective early March. ^B)^
The new company, which will be ^^Jl known as Modern Maritime, Inc., plans to offer the marine industry with cost-effective solu- tions to the management of problems encountered through increasing regulatory requirements and a more competitive marketplace.
Founded by Captain Jamie Clarkson, MMI is a newly developed Internet portal designed to provide the marine industry with professional services special- izing in solutions for safety, quality, and environmental management, regulatory compliance, and Maritime
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