Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has announced the signing of a contract and the start of construction of a mini-cruise liner to be operated by Explorer Cruise Lines of Seattle. The vessel will cruise the waters of the Pacific Northwest.
Steve Ralph has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, of St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company announced recently. Mr. Ralph, a retired U.S. Navy captain, has extensive experience with
The Sestao Shipyard has launched the newbuilding number 324, a suction dredger with a capacity of 11,300 cu. m. Known as Filippo Brunelleschi, the vessel will be delivered next September and will go to work in Southeast Asia. This dredger is the first of a series of two,
The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
A f o u r - p a g e , full-color brochure describing the benefits of a new engine oil for high output, marine diesel engines is available from Mobil Oil Corporation. Mobilgard 446, designed for use in General Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) engines,
With the continuing consolidation in the marine engine building sector, and unwavering pressure on engine prices, the stakes are rising all the time as regards design development. But the considerable resource allocation represented in designing a new engine and bringing it to market have,
The Maritime Administration has entered into an $860,000 costshared research contract with the Engine and Compressor Division of Transamerica Delaval Inc., Oakland, Calif., to measure the performance levels of emulsified fuel oil-water mixtures used to power diesel engines.
Wartsila Corp. diesel engines were selected to power a pair of 106,000-dwt Aframax icebreaking tankers of the revolutionary new double-acting concept. The two tankers were contracted by the Finnish energy group Fortum Oil & Gas for building at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
The Finnish Board of Navigation (FBN) recently ordered a new multipurpose icebreaker from Finnyards, the shipbuilding company formed by Rauma Yards and Hollming. The vessel will be used for icebreaking in the winter and will be chartered to Ugland
MTU North America recently announced the promotion of two employees—Jeb Berg to vice president customer services and John Shock to general sales manager— as part of a company reorganization implemented to improve customer service and the overall operation of the company.