On December 7, 2001, two ferries were christened and one was launched by German Shipyard Flender Werft. K a t e r i n a Panagopulos, who is the National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports. Tolerance and Fairplay, and is also the wife of Pericles Panagopulos,
Flender Werft AG in Lubeck, Germany, recently marked its 75th anniversary with the delivery of the 1,742-TEU containership Santa Victoria to Ivaran Shipping A/S of Lysaker, Norway. She is the sixth ship built in the Flender 1600 Series. The Santa Victoria will sail for P&O Containers Ltd.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
Sea-Land Service, Inc., Edison, N.J., has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Holeby Diesel, Denmark, for repowering the generating sets on board its twelve 4,140-TEU Atlantic Class containerships, formerly U.S. Lines' Econships.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that OMI Corporation pleaded guilty to preparing false documents in an effort to cover up the illegal dumping of thousands of gallons of waste oil and sludge at sea. OMI also agreed to pay a S4.2 million fine and serve three years probation.