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.
Capt. Ami Richter, president of the Washington Island Ferry Line, Inc., and Joe Gagnon, vice president and general manager of Peterson Builders, Inc., shipbuilders of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently signed a contract for construction of a new 90-foot
Built by the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd., the three largest RO/ RO-containerships in the world entered the international service of Barber Blue Sea recently. Called SuperCarriers by their owner, the Barber Tampa, Barber Texas,
As a result of its extended product program, Volvo Penta has been chosen as the complete engine supplier for a new series of tugs in the Ukraine. In all, this will involve deliveries of 15 diesel engines for three sister vessels which will be built in 2002.
Van der Mark B.V. of Rotterdam, Netherlands, has changed its name to Diesel Marine Rotterdam B.V., shortly after moving into larger premises in the Botlek area of the port. At its new location, Diesel Marine Rotterdam will maintain large stocks of exchange pistons,
Ocean Fleets Limited's Naval Architects and Engineering Departments, Liverpool, England, have won a contract from a Mexican company to supervise the building of three ships in a Japanese shipyard. The ships are being built for Transportation Maritime Mexicana at Hitachi Shipyard,
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 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.
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.
An eight-page color brochure detailing the Chevron International Oil Company's new Delo 1000 marine engine oil has been published by the company. The oil, an alkaline detergent/ dispersant cylinder and crankcase oil, is designed to meet the most severe requirements of medium- speed,