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The Cruise Shipping Edition

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Cruise Shipping addressing, control and alarm systems. • Five of the six generators can supply all normal service rating. Normally all engines will run. but this arrangement allows for one engine to be out of serv- ice for maintenance. • The Mariner of the Seas has three azimuthing electric 14 MW Azipod units. The two units on the sides are fully azimuthing whereas the one at the centerline is a fixed Azipod unit.

The Mariner of the Seas has been designed to manage 40 knots side winds - where ships normally can stay maneu- verable in 25-30 knots winds. To handle this, there are four 3 MW tunnel thrusters in the bow in addition to the

Azipod units in the stern.

Sea trials showed that the ship can even move sideways with a speed of three knots.

The sea trials also showed that the manoeuvrability and course stability of the ship is very good. propellers". • Divided redundant main electric dis- tribution and monitoring between the wheelhouse and control room (on Deck 1). and between the two separated high voltage switchboards (on Deck 0) and the three separate cyclo-converter rooms (on Deck 0 and Tween Deck). • Divided redundant telephone, public cessfully completed, MAPS was used to recruit, train and assign the 1,250 crew on QM2. Cunard Line is now thus using MAPS to plan the allocation, trav- el and certification of crew across all its vessels.

Atlantic Marine

Recognized for Safety

Atlantic Marine and Atlantic Dry

Dock Corp. has been recognized by the

National Safety Council (NSC) for its outstanding safety record in 2004. The

Atlantic Marine Shipyards, by reducing its injury and illness rates by 82 percent for the year, won the NSC Green Cross for Safety Excellence Achievement,

Perfect Record, Certificate of Merit and

Significant Improvement Award.

NorseMerchant Ferries

Plans Service Upgrade

NorseMerchant Ferries is to upgrade its Heysham — Belfast service to three sailings per day in each direction with effect from March 1. 2004. This increase in sailing frequency closely follows the restructuring of the compa- ny, which was completed in December, said NorseMerchant Ferries' Managing

Director, Phillip Shepherd.

March 2004




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