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IZAR Gijon Delivers Dredger

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,

 

Renk Tacke Gear Units Chosen By German Navy For New F 123 Frigates

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

Maceiras Joins National Marine Service Shipyard

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.

VSP: Same Power, 9% More Bollard Pull

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.

Westfalia Oil Purifiers Improve Performance- Literature Available

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 Constructing 138-Foot Detroit Diesel-Powered Luxury Dinner/Cruise Vessel

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 Announces New Engine Model Codes For Marine Product Line

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

Wartsila: Smokeless by Common Rail

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

Diesel Engine Performance With Medium Viscosity Index Lube Oil

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

Mayflower Lines Is Newest U.S.-Flagged Operation

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.

 
 
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