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
Building upon its commitment to the marine industry, Deere Power Systems Group introduced the Powertech 8.1 L marine engine at Fish Expo in Seattle. Replacing John Deere's popular 7.6 L marine engine, the Powertech 8.1 L (6081AFM) marine engine joins the
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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,
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
A maximum Seaway-size 34,- 000-dwt self-unloading bulk carrier incorporating a new hull design for reducing fuel consumption was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, recently. The 730-foot ship was named Canadian Enterprise by Maureen McTeer,