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.
Mid-Coast Marine recently delivered the 88-foot combination crabber- tender Controller Bay, designed for Southeast Alaska. The new Mid- Coast boat was designed and built for Dick Miller and Dennis Freed of Seattle. Her length overall is 88 feet 2 inches,
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
—Literature Available— Elliott Turbomachinery Ltd., a subsidiary of the Elliott Turbomachinery Co. Inc. of Jeannette, Pa., was formed following the parent company's acquisition in 1971 of the marine engineering company J. Samuel White of Cowes, Isle of Wight.
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.
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., a recognized leader in shipyard and diesel engine repairs, announces the opening of its new East Coast diesel engine parts and service facility at 4580 Village Avenue, Norfolk, Va. (804) 855-9277.
Flender Werft AG in Lubeck, Germany, recently marked its 75th anniversary with the delivery of the 1,742-TEU containership Santa Victoria to Ivaran Shipping A/S of Lysaker, Norway. She is the sixth ship built in the Flender 1600 Series. The Santa Victoria will sail for P&O Containers Ltd.
Halmatic, one of the leading U.K. commercial and military boatbuilders, has announced a contract to supply four Pacific 32 wheelhouse rigid inflatable boats, three Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats and one RTK Marine 29-ft. (9-m) Logistic Support
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.
GE Marine Engines will install LM2500+ aeroderivative gas turbines in Combined Diesel And Gas (CODAG) turbine configurations on four Grand Princess-class cruise ships currently on order from Princess Cruises. One LM2500+ gas turbine will be used