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.
Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. Mobile, Ala., recently christened and launched the cruise vessel Pilgrim Belle for Coastwise Cruise Line of Hyannis, Mass. Coastwise Cruise Line's parent corporation, Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. is also known as Hy-Line.
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.
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
Eastern seaboard operator Gypsum Transportation provided a beacon for the industry when it nominated a camshaftless, electronically controlled Sulzer diesel engine for its 50,000-dwt-bulker newbuild project. Now, the interests behind a Mediterranean
Attuned to the liner shipping industry's unerring drive for economies of scale, classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) has developed a conceptual design of container vessel incorporating a 12,500-TEU capacity. Although some 55-60 percent
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
In true Norwegian fashion, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association does not shy from the fact that its power base is shrinking. But, the organization does not concede defeat, and is a powerful lobbyist in helping to rouse political and industry support for
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.
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A contract worth approximately $3.5 million for seven shaft g e n e r a t o r systems has been awarded to the marine department of ASEA Inc., White Plains, N.Y., by Stolt-Nielsen, Inc., the Greenwich, Conn.-based owner and operator of one of the world's largest chemical tanker fleets.