One of the many features that characterizes an LNG carrier is the presence of cargo boil-off, the result of heat leakage to the cargo f r om the surroundings. Until now, the boil-off has been utilized as fuel in producing steam f o r the steam-turbine propulsion plant.
Built by the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., the three largest RO/ RO-containerships in the world entered the international service of Barber Blue Sea recently. Called SuperCarriers by their owner, the Barber Tampa, Barber Texas,
IZAR's Seville yard has delivered the largest RoPax ferry ever to sail under Spanish flag to owner Trasmediterranea. IZAR's delivered on March 14 its yard number 291. the 6.900 dwt RoPax Murillo. As the largest RoPax vessel ever owned by a Spanish company and sailing under Spanish flag,
The first in a series of five 5,750-dwt Arclkuclass product tankers, -The Ventspils, was christened recently at Rauma-Repola Shipyard, Rauma, Finland. The vessel and its sisterships are being built for the USSR's Ministry of Merchant Marine. The tankers,
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,
A recent meeting- of the New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held in Newton, Mass., where two student papers were presented. The first, titled Practical Considerations for Selection of High-Speed Marine Diesel Engines, was presented by John F.
Cummins Engine Company offers a 12-page, four-color catalog containing specifications, design features, and marine applications for the company's latest K series diesels. Five models are available, with marine continuous ratings ranging from 365 to 1,250 bhp.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced its program of technical meetings for the 1977/ 1978 season. The schedule is as follows: September 29, 1977 — Paper: "Farrell Lines '85' Class Container Ships," by Thomas Sartor Jr.
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
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,