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.
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.
—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 state-owned Iraqui National Oil Company has recently taken delivery of a 155,200-dwt tanker built at Gotaverken Arendal. The ship, which shortly before the delivery was given the name Hittin, is number three of four ships of the same type and size being built by Gotaverken for INOC.
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.
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.
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.
IHI ( I s h i k a w a j i m a - H a r i ma Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.) recently received an order for a 22,000-dwt Fortune-type multipurpose dry cargo carrier from Paal Wilson & Co., A/S, Hop (Bergen), Norway, through intermediation of Arvid Bergvall Shipbroking A / S & Co.
The Workboat Division of MonArk Boat Company in Monticello, Ark., recently delivered a new 28-foot aluminum patrol boat to the Marine Police of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control near Little Creek, Del. This new boat is
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