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.
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.
Fredriksstad mek Verksted, Norway, is to build another 42,000-dwt RO/RO ship for the carriage of forest products and cars on Seaboard's cross-Pacific trade. Like the first two vessels in the series, Skaugran and Skaubord delivered from the same yard two years ago,
Wartsila, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semidiesel electric machinery, where mechanical propulsion is combined with a diesel electric power plant.
Maarten L. de Ruiter, managing director of Royal Netherlands S t e a m s h i p Company (Antilles) N.V., has announced that three new m u l t i - p u r p o s e freighters have been ordered from Dutch shipyards for the company's U.S. East Coast Services to the Caribbean and South America.
The naming ceremony for the 65,000-dwt product carrier Lucy was held recently at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Ulsan Shipyard for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of the U.S. The vessel was christened by sponsor Mrs. J.J. Klement, wife of the manager of marine transport,
Friede Goldman Halter Inc. announced that Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines had exercised an option with Halter Marine FGH's vessel construction division, for the construction of a second 579-ft. car carrier. The vessel is designed to transport more than 4,300 vehicles between the U.
Companhia Comercio e Navegacao (CCN) of Brazil recently delivered the Claire A. Tsavliris, a 26,500-dwt Prinasa 26/15 bulkcarrier, to her owners the Greek Tsavliris Group. The second vessel to be delivered by CCN for Greek account, the Claire A.
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
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).