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
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,
An unusual crewboat for ferrying oil field workers across the Mackenzie River in Canada's Northwest Territories is nearing completion at Matsumoto Shipyard, Ltd., on the Dollarton waterfront of North Vancouver, British Columbia, for Esso Resources Canada Ltd.
While it is not a vessel you will see anytime soon on U.S. port patrol, the BladeRunner speed boat from IceMarine could offer some technological cues to designers seeking to deliver an ultra fast boat with outstanding handling characteristics, a trait evident even in rough seas.
The multipurpose cargo vessel Nordland (hull no. 179) contracted by Nordland Schiffahrtsges. mbH of Dorpen, West Germany, was recently christened and launched at ceremonies held at Jansen Werft's Leer yard in West Germany. The sponsor of the vessel was Miss Tiina Valve,
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.
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.
The leading players in their respective fields of the marine business - engine manufacturer Wartsila NSD and cruise line Carnival Corporation — have joined forces to develop a smokeless dieselelectric propulsion system for cruise ships. The solution
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.
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.