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Innovation in the Engine Space

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,

 

Halter Marine Launches 180-Foot Vessel For Martin

Halter Marine Services, Inc., the largest builder of offshore support vessels in the world, has launched the offshore supply ship Ted Martin, being built for Martin Offshore Boats, Inc. of Golden Meadow, La. The company operates vessels in support of the oil and gas industry offshore,

DDA Offers Expanded Product Line And Streamlined Manufacturing Facilities

—Literature Offered The Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors has announced a significant expansion of its product line by virtue of marketing agreement with Deere & Company, and has moved to streamline and tighten its manufacturing operations in North America.

Not Just Another Dam Ship

In 2003, Holland America (HAL) added another "Dam" ship to its fleet in the form of the 82,000-gt MS Oosterdam. Oosterdam — built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy — is the second 1,848 passenger Vista-class ship for the company, joining sister ship ms Zuiderdam,

SNAME 1978-79 Program For San Diego Section

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.

Propulsion Machinery Review

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,

Wichmann Diesel Buys Kenner, Louisiana Site As Base Of Operations

Wichmann Diesel, Inc. has announced the opening of offices at 2701 Delaware Avenue, Kenner, La. 70062, which serves as base for operations in the U.S., Canada and South America. The parent company, Wichmann Motorfabrikk A/S of Bergen, Norway, was founded in 1903.

CSSRA 1984 Technical Conference Set For February 14 In Montreal

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,

New Cruise Ship Designs Impact Terminal Ops And Logistics

High-powered maneuvering systems and larger logistical features incorporated into today's new generation of cruise ships are causing seaports to take a close look at the infrastructures with which they are serving the industry. Management considerations

British-Made Sea Star Blender Cuts Fuel Costs With Heavy And Light Oil Mixture

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.

 
 
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