This special review highlights some of the most notable and important workboats delivered by U.S. boatyards during the past year. Each selection in this awardwinning group features its own distinctive stamp of performance excellence and fine craftmanship AARON
North American Shipyard, Larose, La., recently delivered the converted research vessel Edwin Link to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) of Fort Pierce, Fla. Extensive modifications were required to convert a supply vessel to a submersible support ship up to HBOI's standards.
Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
Alfa-Laval's Nirex Distiller And New Ice Marine Are Ideally Suited For Trawlers & Variety Of Small Vessels
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Alfa-Laval, Inc. of Ft. Lee, N.J., recently announced the introduction of a new Nirex ice machine for trawlers and fishing vessels, and a new Nirex freshwater distiller designed to meet the needs of small vessels.
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.
National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., has announced completion of its acquisition of the assets of Riverway Co.'s ship repair facilities north of Lock and Dam 26 at Grafton, CLIP & MAIL ^ I P* (rencra/ TYiermot/ynamics 1 110 SOUTH MEADOW ROAI>.
Phillip S. (Scott) Mangan has been named Service Manager of National Marine Service Incorporated's East Coast Operations. He will be headquartered at National Marine's new diesel engine repair and parts facility, 4580 Village Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.