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 Inland Waterways Division of Pott Industries, Inc., St. Louis, recently christened its newest towboat, the M / V Mike Schmaeng, an 1,800-hp towboat, built by Inland Marine Constructors, Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The christening ceremonies were at Evansville.
Harold L. Smith Jr. has been named general manager of the Detroit Diesel Allison Division, General Motors Corporation; he is also a GM vice president. Mr. Smith replaces Donald J. Atwood, who has been appointed group executive in charge of GM's Electrical Components Group.
The 23,000-ton submarine tender Frank Cable, second of three of the 644-foot auxiliary ships Lockheed Shipbuilding is constructing for the U.S. Navy, was launched on January 14 at the Seattle, Wash., shipyard. Mrs. Rose S. Michaelis, wife of Adm.
Korody-Colyer Corporation (KC) of Wilmington, Calif., one of the world's largest after-market component manufacturers, is offering literature on its complete line of replacement parts for GM diesels. K-C produces a complete line of replacement parts for the most popular Series 53,
Dockside Machine & Ship Repair recently announced its signing of a contract with M.A.N./B&W Service GmbH of Ausburg, Germany. Dockside is under contract to act as a manufacturers approved service/repair shop which is part of the worldwide service organization of M.
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.
Wartsila Corporation will deliver four Wartsila 46 EnviroEngines totaling 67.2 MW power output for Cunard Line's new luxury transatlantic liner, Queen Mary 2. These engines will incorporate the latest common-rail fuel injection technology for operation without any visible smoke.
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.