A diesel engine symposium conducted recently in San Francisco by MAN-B&W Diesel was very well attended by a wide cross section of important West Coast shipowners, operators, and naval architects. A brief introduction by the president of American MAN Corp.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. of Coos Bay, Oregon, recently delivered the second 94-foot trawler Centurion to Continental Marine. She is designed to participate in the North Pacific trawl fishing industry, with capabilities of switching quickly from bottom trawling to mid-water trawling.
Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
A 12-page brochure describing the most recently developed line of its diesel engines, the K&KV Major Mk3 Series, is available from Mirrlees Blackstone. The brochure contains full technical details on this series, and is illustrated with drawings and photographs.
Operating details on its new 232 Series of four-stroke marine diesel engines are described in this brochure, re^ased by the Murphy Diesel Company. The line includes seven models of engines, in V6, V8 and V12 configurations, and range in horsepower from 95 to 500,
A contract to construct six icebreaking, m u l t i - p u r p o s e cargo vessels of 20,000 dwt has been signed by Wartsila's Turku Shipyard and V /O Sudoimport of the U.S.S.R. Designed in cooperation with the Soviet Ministry of Shipping, their future operator,
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.
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.
A control manufacturer, like any other organization, is in business to sell a product at a profit and therefore, makes every effort to develop and standardize a line of products that is acceptable to a given market in terms of overall performance and is within established price limitations.