The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
Steve Ralph has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, of St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company announced recently. Mr. Ralph, a retired U.S. Navy captain, has extensive experience with
Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental- consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2.1-million
The appointment of A1 Spaete to the position of manager of the newly established engine repair division was announced by Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship. At the same time, Mr. Renshaw announced the appointment of James V. Bishop as administrative manager of the division.
The Finnish Board of Navigation (FBN) recently ordered a new multipurpose icebreaker from Finnyards, the shipbuilding company formed by Rauma Yards and Hollming. The vessel will be used for icebreaking in the winter and will be chartered to Ugland
As the second largest consumer of energy aboard ships, the power generation equipment has been the object of many studies aimed at obtaining overall higher efficiency and lower electrical power costs. One solution is driving a generator, at constant speed,
UNIPAR, Inc., a division of National Marine Service, Inc., has made available literature that highlights the 40,000-square-foot facility the company has in St. Louis, Mo., to provide the diesel engine power packs, parts and components that industry requires.
MTU North America recently announced the promotion of two employees—Jeb Berg to vice president customer services and John Shock to general sales manager— as part of a company reorganization implemented to improve customer service and the overall operation of the company.
The oldest manufacturer of steam engines still operating in this country has announced an extension of the sizes available for both marine and stationary use. Skinner Engine Company of Erie, Pa., said that effective immediately the Skinner Marine Unaflow
A contract was signed recently between Krupp MaK Diesel, Inc. and Automated Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. of La Porte, Texas, making AMPS an authorized service facility for MaK—the world's largest manufacturer of medium-speed diesel engines capable of operating on heavy fuels.