Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan, recently delivered the 135,830-dwt ore carrier Amagisan Maru to its owners. The vessel was constructed at the company's Kobe Works on an order from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Baba-Daiko Steamship Co., Ltd.
The Starlite, second of a new series of 122-foot combination vessels built by Marine Construction and Design Co. (MARCO), was christened August 26, in ceremonies at Shilshole Bay Marina, by Mrs. Aase Mannes, the wife of the vessel's captain, Borge Mannes.
The Dixie Dredge Corporation of St. Louis, a subsidiary of Pott Industries' St. Louis Ship Division, Houston Natural Gas Corporation, recently affirmed the shipment of the first of five dredge tender boats, two crewboats, and the second of five dredges
Norwegian Maritime Equipment AS has developed a new, complete program of lifeboats and rescueboats. The program is currently introduced to the market under the brand name NorMar, and embraces a full scope of enclosed lifeboats, free-fall lifeboats, semi-enclosed lifeboats and rescueboats.
The official keel-laying ceremony of Hull 725 was held recently at Bay Shipbuilding Corp., Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Hull 725, a 396- foot tank barge is being built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corp. of Staten Island, N.Y. Attending this ceremony were Comdr.
Thyssen Nordseewerke GmbH of Germany has designed a new submarine capable of extended underwater endurance using a closedcycle diesel engine. The 98.4-foot-long by 18.7-footbeam mini-sub, dubbed the TR-300, would displace 300 tons submerged and carry a crew of eight sailors.
In the era of consolidation on the maritime diesel engine market, it is refreshing to report news of a new competitor. Mack Trucks - well known and regarded for the quality, durability and life-cycle performance of its products in land based markets - has created a new business unit,
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
M a s c h i n e n f a b r i k Augsburg- Nurnberg AG of West Germany has acquired all of the shares held by Burmeister & Wain A / S in the Danish company B & W Diesel A/S. M.A.N, now holds 99.5 percent of the shares in that company; the remaining