Work On Hopper Dredge 'Ouachita' For Gulf Coast Trailing Co. Is On Schedule At Twin City —Launching Set For End Of May
Work on the construction of the 4,000-cubic-yard hopper dredge Ouachita, being built for Gulf Coast Trailing Company of New Orleans, La., continues to progress on schedule at Twin City Shipyard (TCS) in St. Paul, Minn. All steel work is 95 percent complete,
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,
One of the many features that characterizes an LNG carrier is the presence of cargo boil-off, the result of heat leakage to the cargo f r om the surroundings. Until now, the boil-off has been utilized as fuel in producing steam f o r the steam-turbine propulsion plant.
Westerdeich, a 551.2-ft. (168-m) containership of type CC 1600, was recently delivered by MTW Schiffswerft GmbH, Wismar to owner Reederei Gebr. Peterson GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany. A sistership was launched last April, slated for delivery in September.
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
Two Colt-Pielstick marine engines with associated gearing, supporting equipment and monitoring systems have been ordered from Colt Industries, Fairbanks Morse Engine Division in Beloit, Wis., by United States Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh, Pa.
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.
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,
A computer-based fuel management system, the FMS-3, was introduced recently by Pandel Instruments, Inc. of Grand Prairie, Texas. This system compares the fuel burned versus the speed made for vessels in the 4,000-bhp range and up. It consists
Wartsila Corporation will deliver four Wartsila 46 EnviroEngines totaling 67.2 MW power output for Cunard Line's new luxury transatlantic liner, Queen Mary 2. These engines will incorporate the latest common-rail fuel injection technology for operation without any visible smoke.