On December 7, 2001, two ferries were christened and one was launched by German Shipyard Flender Werft. K a t e r i n a Panagopulos, who is the National Ambassador of Greece to the Council of Europe for Sports. Tolerance and Fairplay, and is also the wife of Pericles Panagopulos,
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.
Megayacht style and luxury have come to houseboats with the construction start of the Webb Tide II, a 124-foot, all-aluminum houseboat/ yacht designed by David Carambat Marine Design, Covington, La. The trend-setting boat is now under construction at Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla.
With the development of a new diesel engine series, Motoren-Werke Mannheim AG will systematically follow up, as announced last year, the concept of economical high-performance engines. Based on the successful series 628, of which over 1,500 units
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
Fusion Polycraft offers the FRC 1; a RIB comprised entirely of heavy-duty polyethylene or GRP, and touted as indestructible. The RIB's hull, sponson and seating are all made from polyethylene — with the hull fabricated from 12 mm thick PE80 sheeting.
Sea-Land Service, Inc., Edison, N.J., has signed a multimillion-dollar contract with MAN B&W Diesel A/S, Holeby Diesel, Denmark, for repowering the generating sets on board its twelve 4,140-TEU Atlantic Class containerships, formerly U.S. Lines' Econships.
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.
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 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.