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
The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) recently received a pair of 30 x 10-ft. (9.1 x 3-m) PACKCAT catamaran landing craft designed and built by the William E. Munson Company of Mount Vernon, Wash. Developed for the NAVFAC Oil Spill Response Program,
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. (MES) recently completed its natural gasfired large low-speed diesel engine demonstration plant. Built in its Chiba Works—and reportedly the first of its kind in the world — an inauguration ceremony was held
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.
Application For Use Of Foreign-Flag Vessels By U.S. Operator Receives Close Attention By Both MarAd And Congress
The responses to an October application filed with the Maritime Administration (MarAd) by Lykes Bros. Steamship Company have generally not been supportive. Lykes, one of the largest subsidized U.S.- flag liner shipping companies, is seeking permission to replace U.
The Maritime Administration has awarded two research and development contracts concerning marine fuels. The first is a $172,000, nine-month contract to Combustion Engineering, Incorporated, Windsor, Conn., to develop and test a device to measure the
Havila is set to retrofit its supply vessel Havila Tampen with a pair of Ulstein Aquamaster Azipull azimuth thrusters for main propulsion, replacing conventional azimuth thrusters. The Azipull azimuth thruster from Rolls- Royce uses a pulling propeller ahead
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.
Wartsila Marine Industries' Turku Shipyard, known primarily as a builder of passenger vessels and luxury cruisers, recently completed a barge carrier, a rare exception in the yard's present stock of orders. The vessel, ordered by the USSR Ministry of Communications, was named Anadyr.
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.