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,
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 development of URI CLEAN Concentrate was partly due to the shipowners' continual problem of line blockages in Vacuum sanitation systems where uric acid deposits crystallize. When Crystallization occurs in these lines the acceleration of line
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 Shipyard Division, National Marine Service Incorporated, will open a new division location, E.E. Ahlemeyer, president of the division has announced. The new facility will be in the New Orleans, La., area on the Harvey Canal. Located at 540 Destrehan Avenue in Harvey,
The dilemma facing the marine diesel engine manufactur- ing industry today is as complex as it has ever faced. Through a forest of demands from shipowners and legisla- tors, diesel engine makers are being challenged to produce power plants, which
Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,
A thoughtfully organized and easy to follow 20-page "Guidebook For Propulsion and Auxiliary Power Selection" has been published recently by Caterpillar Marine Systems of Caterpillar Tractor Co., Peoria, 111. The guidebook contains complete information on all of Caterpillar Marine's engines,
One of the most popular types of diesel engines for the new generation of semisubmersible drilling rigs is, according to the manufacturer, Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 32. As many as 14 of some 20 deepwater harshenvironment semisubmersibles ordered by such leading Norwegian and U.
UNIPAR, Inc., a division of National Marine Service, Inc., has made available literature that highlights the 40,000-square-foot facility the company has in St. Louis, Mo., to provide the diesel engine power packs, parts and components that industry requires.