In mid-April 1978, the Department of Engineering at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., inaugurated a fourweek Marine Diesel Continuing Education course which makes the Academy's new medium- and slow-speed diesel f a c i l i t i e s available to licensed steam engineers.
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.
A recent joint meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, the Eastern U.SA. Branch of the Institute of Marine Engineers, and The Society of Marine Port Engineers New York heard a paper titled,
Power Research Inc. (PRI) is a manufacturer of industrial grade fuel treatments designed to treat heavy fuel oil, diesel and gasoline. Founded in 1985, PRI chemistries incorporate proprietary thermal stability technologies that permit cleaner combustion,
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
Transamerica Delaval Inc. has announced the signing of an agreement with Stork-Werkspoor Diesel B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, to market and manufacture SWD's TM620 diesel engines in the U.S. and Canada. The "Enterprise- SWD" TM620 will be m a
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,
Lykes Bros. Steamship Company of New Orleans recently awarded contracts for the construction of two additional 2,500-TEU containerships to be built in Japan. These vessels, costing some $38 million each, will be identical to four others to be
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.
The New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has announced its program of technical meetings for the 1977/ 1978 season. The schedule is as follows: September 29, 1977 — Paper: "Farrell Lines '85' Class Container Ships," by Thomas Sartor Jr.