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,
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
Finnyards, Ltd., of Rauma, Finland, has received a FIM (Finnish Mark) 560 million ($130 million) order from the Finnish National Board of Navigation for a second 116-meter (381-foot) long, 26-meter breadth (85.3-feet) multipurpose icebreaker to be delivered in early 1994.
Columbia, the latest 122-foot combination fishing- vessel built by MARCO Seattle, was christened in Seattle, Wash., recently by Kristine Fuller, daughter of one of the owners. The all-steel vessel is outfitted for crabbing and for packing salmon and herring.
Deutz MWM recently introduced their new engine model TBD 234V 16Y, increasing the power to 1,400 hp (1,030 kw) at 2,300 rpm from 1,224 hp. The engine resembles the yacht concept of the known V12Y to allow for high-power density in compact engine rooms.
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.
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 dilemma facing the marine diesel engine manufactur- ing industry today is as complex as it has ever faced. Through a forest of demands from shipowners and legisla- tors, diesel engine makers are being challenged to produce power plants, which
The Finnish owner Oy Gustav Paulig Ab has ordered a 45,200-dwt product tanker f r om Wartsila Turku Shipyards. Work will begin in late 1980, and the vessel will be delivered about a year later. The value of the order is about 140 million Finnish marks (approximately $35 million).
The Society of Marine Port Engineers, New York, N.Y., Inc., and the State University of New York Maritime College recently co-sponsored the 40th Annual Fort Schuyler Forum. Held on the SUNY Maritime College campus in the Bronx, the forum focused