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.
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 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,
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.
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 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).
With the continuing consolidation in the marine engine building sector, and unwavering pressure on engine prices, the stakes are rising all the time as regards design development. But the considerable resource allocation represented in designing a new engine and bringing it to market have,
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).
Wartsila Corp. diesel engines were selected to power a pair of 106,000-dwt Aframax icebreaking tankers of the revolutionary new double-acting concept. The two tankers were contracted by the Finnish energy group Fortum Oil & Gas for building at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
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.