A recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch of The Institute of Marine Engineers was devoted to the topic, "Ship Propulsion Systems for the Eighties." An all-day session held at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y., the theme of
After a rebuilding period of only three months, the Lindenau Shipyard in Kiel, West Germany, recently delivered the seismic research vessel Western Challenger (shown above), the latest addition to the seismic fleet of Western Geophysical Company, a Litton subsidiary.
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, N.S.W., A u s t r a l i a , on September 17 launched a self-unloading cement carrier. Named for the owning company, the M/V Goliath was christened by Lady Patricia Somerset, wife of Sir Henry Somerset, C.
The fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Continental Regency Hotel in Peoria, 111., on October 12, 1978. Ninety-five r e g i s t e r e d members and guests attended the meeting.
The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Washington, D.C., has announced that 101 plant facilities were located along the waterways of the United States in the first quarter of 1977, creating over 6,000 permanent jobs. Of the 101 plant facilities,
Par Holmstrom has been appointed service superintendent for Wartsila Diesel, Inc.'s new service station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He will supervise and coordinate the company's service activities in the Caribbean. Mr. Holmstrom was previously service engineer with Wartsila Diesel, Inc.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mayflower Ocean Lines is laying out the blueprints for the design, construction, and operation of a 75,000-ton, 2,000 passenger U.S.-Registered passenger ship. The South Florida cruise line is following the recent trend of U.
In the 1930's, the medium-speed diesel engine came into its own as a prime mover in rail, marine, and stationary applications. It was soon realized by engine builders and o p e r a t o r s that Medium Viscosity Index (MVI) lube oils had distinct
DredgeMasters International, Inc., Hendersonville, Tenn., a subsidiary of Valley Industries, has signed a contract for the manufacture of a 24-inch DuraMaster portable dredge. The heavy-duty machine, which will be the largest factory-built portable dredge in the U.
The Maritime Administration has released a group of 15 technical reports evaluating the feasibility of heavy-duty gas turbines as a competitive and acceptable form of marine propulsion generation. The reports were prepared under a contract awarded in 1970 to the General Electric Company,