McDermott Shipyards recently delivered the M/V Enterprise to Offshore Logistics Inc. after upgrading it to meet the most demanding deepwater anchor handling requirements. Offshore Logistics specifications called for modifications that would ready
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The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
The 42-foot, 50-ton pushboat Walter D. Johnson, newly built by Keith A. Record of Portland, Ore., is undertaking a demanding job on the Columbia River—that of spotting bridge construction barges in tight quarters and rapid river currents. For this tough assignment, vessel owner Johnson Bros.
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.
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.
—Literature Available. Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., recently delivered two fishing trawlers to two affiliates of Arctic Alaska Fisheries Corporation, the largest fishing and at-sea processing company in the U.S., and received two contracts from the Seattle,
Cummins Engine Company and Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., recently announced the completion of a joint venture development program. The result is a line of midsize auxiliary generator sets for the commercial marine industry. Rated for prime
At this year's SMM in Hamburg, Voith Turbo (Hall 5, Stand 212) will highlight the new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) Baut (pictured right) which has been put in service by Bukser og Berging A/S in Oslo. It is the fifth VWT of the Bukser fleet, but the first fitted with optimized blades.
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.