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.
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,
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 Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently met at the Engineer's Club in Philadelphia, Pa., to hear a paper, entitled: "Torsional Vibration Considerations of a Twin-Diesel, Single Controllable Pitch Propeller Vessel.
Dodwell Industrial of Tokyo recently delivered its 500th fuel oil blender to Sumitoma Heavy Industries. It is being installed in a 57,650-dwt products carrier under construction for Ogden Marine of New York. The vessel will be powered by a Sumitomo/Sulzer 4RLA90 diesel engine rated at 14,
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,
Cummins Inc. and CitiCapital have reached an agreement to promote a cosponsored marine finance program. Under the agreement, customers who purchase Cummins engines for various commercial vessels will receive exclusive finance products provided by Citi- Capital.
Wartsila NSD has completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder, and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement, with reduced hull vibration and noise,
For the past four years, the Canadian marine bearing manufacturer Thordon Bearings Inc. has been hard at work developing the Thor- Lube bearing system—a stern bearing system which the firm feels answers today's demand for an ecologically safe environment