French owner GIE Dragages Ports recently took delivery of a 5,000 cu. m. TSHD (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger) — yard number C365 — built by Spain's IZAR Gijon shipyard. This self-propelled TSHD, named Daniel Laval, is designed to operate in water depths ranging from 1 to 3 m under the keel,
The Germany Navy has decided in favor of Renk Tacke gear units for the main drive of the new F 123 frigates, following the Navy service boats class 423, the fast mine sweepers class 343, and the mine hunters class 332. The propulsion plants concerned are
Alfred (Al) Maceiras has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard Division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company, announced recently. Mr. Maceiras was previously associated with Diesel Engine and Fabricating Company, Inc.
With the commissioning of the Norway's Bukser og Berging Voith Water Tractor Baut. the improved characteristics of the new Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) blades were demonstrated. The bollard pull — as supervised by DNV — was improved by nine percent while using the same input power.
Designed for efficient purification of diesel fuel and lubricating oils, two types of Westfalia oilpurifying centrifuges — OSA 7 (automatic type) and the OTB 2 (take-down type)—are representative of the range of Westfalia oil purifiers available
Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., is constructing a 138-foot seagoing yacht, the Kathleen W., for Windridge Yacht Charters, Inc. of Ft. Launderdale, Fla. The luxury yacht Kathleen W. will be able to seat 150 diners on the 60-foot by 27-foot second deck.
Cummins Engine Company recently announced new engine model codes for their worldwide marine product line. The new models are being adopted to identify all new products by liters instead of present cubic-inch displacement. These new codes have been
There are two main ingredients to common rail fuel injection, one being the freedom to choose injection pressure and timing totally independently of the engine load. The other is computerized control, which makes it possible to consider several
In the 1930's, the medium-speed diesel engine came into its own as a prime mover in rail, marine, and stationary applications. It was soon realized by engine builders and o p e r a t o r s that Medium Viscosity Index (MVI) lube oils had distinct
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.