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.
The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,
Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental- consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2.1-million
The Madame Butterfly, first in a series of four pure car/truck carriers (PC/TC), was delivered recently by Kockums, A.B., Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines, Stockholm. A second vessel, Figaro, will be delivered later this year, and two more vessels
Wartsila NSD has completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder, and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement, with reduced hull vibration and noise,
The oldest manufacturer of steam engines still operating in this country has announced an extension of the sizes available for both marine and stationary use. Skinner Engine Company of Erie, Pa., said that effective immediately the Skinner Marine Unaflow
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,
A contract was signed recently between Krupp MaK Diesel, Inc. and Automated Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. of La Porte, Texas, making AMPS an authorized service facility for MaK—the world's largest manufacturer of medium-speed diesel engines capable of operating on heavy fuels.
Bayou Black Shipyard recently delivered the push boat, the 'Bengal Phil', to Hillman Marine, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The boat has a length of 60 feet, a beam of 25 feet, and depth midship of 9 feet. The Bengal Phil's fuel capacity is approximately 16,
It had to be Philadelphia. No other city in the United States would do for the national Spring Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in this bicentennial year. The city's reputation as a fine convention center and showplace