New oceangoing ships in the American merchant marine fleet, now almost entirely steam driven, will likely be powered by diesel engines, according to experts at a marine technical symposium sponsored by Mobil Oil Corporation in New York. Shipowners were told of a recent study made for the U.
The recently completed Fairbanks Morse Diesel Training Center headquartered in Beloit, Wise., is designed to give all Fairbanks Morse customer operating and service personnel the finest in handson training in service and repair of Fairbanks Morse Opposed Piston and Colt/Pielstick engines.
Halter Marine has answered the call from the Venezuelan Navy for a variety of patrol boats. The company recently delivered four 80 ft. (24.3 m) boats to the country's government, which completes the contract for the design and construction of 12 total vessels in this size range.
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.
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
Since Royal Caribbean decided to embrace the advanced marine propulsion technology inherent with gas turbines, power plants aboard cruise ships built and delivered in the new millennium could be much different. Even if all newbuilds do not incorporate gas turbine power,
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
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.
IMO® Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., Transamerica Delaval Inc., has developed a unit to blend heavy fuel oil with diesel oil in order to lower power costs of running ship service diesel generator sets and other auxiliary engines. Normally, the use
One of the most popular types of diesel engines for the new generation of semisubmersible drilling rigs is, according to the manufacturer, Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32. As many as 14 of some 20 deepwater harshenvironment semisubmersibles ordered by such leading Norwegian and U.