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,
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
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., has completed a new, largebore, low-speed marine diesel engine type UEC85LSII, which has a 850-mm cylinder bore and 3,150 mm piston stroke. Mitsubishi has developed the UEC85LSII, a high-efficiency engine, emphasizing
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.
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