Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the signing of a contract and the start of construction of a mini-cruise liner to be operated by Explorer Cruise Lines of Seattle. The vessel will cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
The Sestao Shipyard has launched the newbuilding number 324, a suction dredger with a capacity of 11,300 cu. m. Known as Filippo Brunelleschi, the vessel will be delivered next September and will go to work in Southeast Asia. This dredger is the first of a series of two,
The new ARCO Millennium Class Tankers are designed to meet or exceed the latest ABS rules with double bulkheads and twin-engine rooms with a continuous bulkhead from the keel to the top of the stack and twin rudders. Each engine room is designed and equipped as a separate, independent space.
A new 95-foot oceangoing tug, the Selat Siberut, built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently was loaded aboard the cargo ship Louise Lykes. The tug was built by Equitable Shipyards for the Government of Indonesia, and will be offloaded by the Lykes ship at Singapore,
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.
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,
The Maritime Administration has entered into an $860,000 costshared research contract with the Engine and Compressor Division of Transamerica Delaval Inc., Oakland, Calif., to measure the performance levels of emulsified fuel oil-water mixtures used to power diesel engines.