In response to the constant demand for improved performance and increased efficiency from vessel operators, a number of marine diesel manufacturers have either upgraded their existing engines, expanded current series or developed entirely new models.
The $125 million SSC Radisson Diamond, promoted as the revolutionary cruise ship concept of the 21st century because of her SWATH technology, was recently formally christened in London at week-long festivities. Ceremonies for the 354- foot, twin-hull
The recently completed M/S Boogabilla is classed by its builders and owners as the third generation of deepsea roll-on/roll-off vessels. The ship incorporates several new items for this type of vessel, such as a largebore, slow-speed diesel engine; three parallel trafficways,
Name M/V Horizon Vessel type Dinner cruise vessel Builder Blount Industries Owner Pegasus Yacht Cruises The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5. Measuring 161 ft.
The Helsinki Police recently commissioned a newly designed and built 8-meter high-speed all-aluminum patrol boat that features Hamilton Jet propulsion equipment. Designed by Juha Snell Oy of Finland and built by Kellokoski, Finland, the Ville
The San Diego Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced the following program for the 1978-79 season: September 20, 1978—Regular meeting of the San Diego Section. Paper: "Heavy Lift Ship Design and Costs," by Benjamin V.
The Transportation Chemicals Group of Nalco Chemical Company, Oak Brook, 111., has announced their new diesel fuel additive, FIREPREP 2012. It is designed to control bacteria and fungi in marine diesel fuel storage tanks and also helps disperse
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.
The British-made Sea Star Blender is said to substanially reduce the generator fuel costs of seagoing vessels— it blends the relatively cheap heavy oil used by the main engines with the more expensive light oil that is normally used by generators.
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,