In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, has announced the recent launching of the solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence at its Moss Point, Miss., yard. The 200-foot vessel will perform the key role in the recovery of rocket boosters
The 23,000-ton submarine tender Frank Cable, second of three of the 644-foot auxiliary ships Lockheed Shipbuilding is constructing for the U.S. Navy, was launched on January 14 at the Seattle, Wash., shipyard. Mrs. Rose S. Michaelis, wife of Adm.
Walking into Bob Dickinson's spacious office at Carnival Corp. 's Miami, Fla. headquarters, one would be shocked to hear that he isn't in the cruise business to make money. Many executives would be eager to find out how the president of the world's
Ocean Fleets Limited's Naval Architects and Engineering Departments, Liverpool, England, have won a contract from a Mexican company to supervise the building of three ships in a Japanese shipyard. The ships are being built for Transportation Maritime Mexicana at Hitachi Shipyard,
Ocean Transport & Trading Limited has ordered three cargo liners from Scott Lithgow Limited at a cost of approximately $63 million. Work will start immediately on the ships, and they will be delivered during the second half of 1979 and the first quarter of 1980.
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Attendees at a recent maritime conference have identified the 10 most effective ways that ship operators can save fuel. Most of the approaches involve modification, conversion or installation of thoroughly tested equipment. But the element having
pair of self-dumping hopper barges are shaping up in one building shed at the Guangzhou Panyu Lingshan Shipyard on the shore of the Pearl River, while a 62 x 15 ft. (19 x 4.5-m) patrol launch for the Hong Kong Immigration Department awaits the installation
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,