Built by the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., the three largest RO/ RO-containerships in the world entered the international service of Barber Blue Sea recently. Called SuperCarriers by their owner, the Barber Tampa, Barber Texas,
Turn of the century photographs of dirty, hot, cramped machine spaces filled with boilers, engines, gratings and bulkheads begin to tell the story of the state of steam power just after the birth of the propeller. Oil squirt cans, dancing connecting rods,
Recent orders for Wartsila 50DF dual- fuel engines for two LNG carriers, eight engines in all. are no coincidence. This engine type promises benefits for LNG operators including larger cargo capaci- ty, lower fuel consumption, higher flex- ibility in operation, and lower emis- sions.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has begun construction on the second ship in the TAKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships designated the Lewis and Clark class. Mrs. DeAnne Sutton, wife of U.S. Navy Commander George Sutton of the NAVSEA Program Office,
Plans are moving ahead quickly for the Thirty-Sixth Annual Technical Conference of the Canadian Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Association to be held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal, Quebec on February 14, 1984. The Annual Technical Conference,
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,
Ocean Transport & Trading Limited has ordered three cargo liners from Scott Lithgow Limited at a cost of approximately $63 million. Work will start immediately on the ships, and they will be delivered during the second half of 1979 and the first quarter of 1980.
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Wartsila's Turku shipyard in Finland recently delivered the Golar Frost, a 75,000- cubic-meter gas tanker, to Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation of Liberia. The vessel is designed for transport of liquefied petroleum gases and anhydrous ammonia.
Propulsion machinery makers are keeping ahead of the market, and are well able to meet the requirement for increasing unit powers and operational flexibility with high economy. A difference of 2 g/kW-h in fuel consumption may not sound like very much,