Two new bulk carriers ordered by the principals of Lasco Shipping Co. of Portland will be equipped with Wartsila Diesel's Vasa 22/26 auxiliary engines. The 64,000-dwt vessels are under construction at Jiangnan shipyard in Shanghai. The contract
The 26,977-dwt bulk carrier Seagrand Ace, constructed at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, an affiliate of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered recently to Seagrand Company, Ltd. The new vessel is a diesel-driven, singlescrew, single-decker type bulk carrier,
The Stolt Sapphire, first of five 38,000-dwt parcel tankers being built for Stolt-Nielsen by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Ltd., was delivered at the Okpo shipyard in South Korea recently. The remaining ships, to be named Stolt Emerald,
Wartsila's Turku Shipyard in Finland recently received an order from the Soviet Union for a specialized vessel intended for transportation of floating oil drilling rigs weighing up to 20,000 tons. The contract, valued at about $42 million, was won against fierce international competition.
Providing a beacon for the industry by embracing the world's first, fully electronically-controlled two-stroke marine engine. Norwegian chemical tanker specialist Odtjell is starting to see operating benefits resulting from its pioneering step. Long-run
Samuel B. Nemirow, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has appointed Dr. Zelvin Levine to the post of Director, Office of Advanced Ship Operations, one of three offices reporting to the Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
Trinity Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of Gretna Machine & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., was recently awarded contracts from Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Hicksville, N.Y., to build two, 467-foot, ocean-going barges with double hulls to meet the OPA 90 requirements.
The first large engine in M.A.N. B&W's new line of ultra-longstroke engines was successfully tested recently in Copenhagen. New color illustrated literature describing this new engine in full detail is now available free of charge. M.A.N.-B&W