propulsion

Ultra Large Containerships: Will Security Measures Impede Operations?

As the U.S. — and the world — tries to thwart terrorist attacks in the planning stage, container shipping has become a focal point. From electronic seals to radiation detection devices mounted on container cranes, the effort to ensure attack from the sea does not come via a 20-ft.

 

Riverway Shipyard Delivers 50' Towboat To Corps Of Engineers

Riverway Shipyard Co., Grafton, 111., recently delivered a new towboat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, at the Marietta Repair Station, Marietta, Ohio. The towboat Plant 69 measures 50 feet long by 16 feet wide by 5 feet high,

The Big One: L.A. Fireboat 2

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) has accepted its new fireboat, L.A. Fireboat 2, which is the largest in the U.S. according to its length of 105 ft. (32 m) and a fire-fighting capacity of more than 10,300 cu. m. /hr. Built to replace the 75-year-old Ralph J.

World's Largest Aluminum Crewboat Features Five Cummins Engines

—Free Literature Offered— Offshore oil and gas operations in deeper waters at greater distances from shore have led to the production of the world's largest crewboat. It is the 155-foot, all-aluminum giant, the Blair McCall, powered by five Cummins KTA-19M-680 HP diesels,

MARCO Shipyard Delivers Ahead Of Schedule

A few weeks before scheduled delivery of the first of two new 104 ft. (31.6 m) pilot for the San Francisco Bar Pilots, Marco Shipyard Seattle managers were anticipating a smooth, ontime delivery — but everything changed during the vessel's first sea trial.

Ward Offers Brochure On Manufacture Of Marine Components

The Ward Machinery Company of Cockeysville, Md., manufacturers of components and systems for the military and commercial markets, is offering a free 12-page, full-color brochure describing the company's facilities and capabilities. Discussed are

Marine Diesel Propulsion: Where Less Is More

Alstom Diesel engines and its three well-regarded brands — Mirrlees Blackstone, Paxman and Ruston — were recently bought by MAN B&W. Several recent deals have confirmed the continuing trend towards a consolidation of resources in the realm of marine propulsion equipment.

Electric Boat To Build First Seawolf Submarine Under $726-Million Pact

The Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., was recently awarded a $725,951,700 fixed-price, incentive contract to build the lead submarine of the U.S. Navy's Seawolf Class (SSN-21). According to reports, the Seawolf Class

A.S.N.E. DAY '88 A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

'100 Years Of Naval Engineering' May 3-7, Washington, D.C. The year 1988 marks the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE). To commemorate this important event, and their 100 years of achievement, ASNE Day '88 will

Pumps & Power Ltd. Of Vancouver Signed To Represent Omnithruster

Charles M. Aker, president of Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., designer and manufacturer of marine maneuvering and propulsion systems, has announced the signing of a representative's agreement with Pumps & Power Ltd. of Vancouver, B.

 
 
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