A keel-laying ceremony recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., marked the start of construction of the Chesapeake Trader—the first in a series of 44,000-dwt petroleum product carriers being: built for American Trading Transportation Company, Inc.
The 48,000-gross-ton motor car carrier Overseas Joyce was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works and subsequently delivered to the owner, OSG Car Carriers, Inc. The vessel, which can carry a total of 5,300 cars, is designed to transport microbuses,
Construction will begin soon on the first of two diesel-powered, twin-screw 10,000-gpm fireboats for the City of Long Beach, Calif. The boats were designed by the Seattlebased naval architecture and marine engineering firm of Nickum & Spaulding Associates.
A recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and featured a presentation on electric propulsion systems for naval combatants by Capt.
Austal has launched what it is claiming to be the largest aluminium ship ever built, the 417 ft. (127 m) trimaran ferry Benchijigua Express. Benchijigua Express is the outcome of collaboration between Fred. Olsen, S.A. and Austal involving more
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., recently delivered two 75-foot by 28-foot by 12.5- foot steel coastal tugboats to Apex Oil Company of St. Louis, Mo. The tugboats, the Sioux, and the Mava (shown above), are powered by twin Detroit Diesel 16V-149TA engines rated at 2,200 hp.
Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. of Longview, Wash, has awarded of the construction contract for a new 78 ft. (23.8 m) Z-drive tug to Diversified Marine, Inc. of Portland, Oregon. This new tug is the seventh in the series of the ASD 23/35 high-performance,
Johnson & Towers, Inc., diesel engine specialist headquartered in Mount Laurel, N.J., has been appointed a distributor for the Alco Power Boss line of large diesels ranging from 675 to 4,500 bhp, according to Peter M. Johnson, J & T executive vice president.
The launching ceremony for a new ship, Yard No. 1143, was performed recently at the M.A.N. Division GHH Sterkrade dock construction yard, Nordenham/Blexen, by Mrs. Franziska Ewen, the wife of the West German Member of Parliament Carl Ewen (Aurich/Emden).
The motor vessel Conti-Karla, fourth of six towboats under construction by Jeffboat, Incorporated for ContiCarriers and Terminals, Inc., was christened recently at the Navy Pier in Chicago. ContiCarriers and Terminals is a subsidiary of Continental Grain Company,