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,
Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, Inc., a Trinity Industries company headquartered in New Orleans, has announced the delivery of the catcher/processor fishing boat Atlantic Prince (photo), built at its Moss Point, Miss., shipyard for Lund Fisheries.
The Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Freeland, Wash., boatyard recently completed the M/V Tiny, a 70-foot long triplescrew shallow draft tug boat. The construction of this vessel was the result of a joint venture between Crowley Maritime
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered the first of two new pilot boats for the Charleston, S.C. pilots. This brings the number of pilots' boats built by the Somerset, Mass. shipyard for Charleston Navigation to seven within the past 40 years.
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded an approximate $13- million contract for the construction of five workboats for the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The U.S. AID (Aid for International Development) contract
—Literature Available Kuantan Port Authority in Malaysia recently placed an order with Penang Shipbuilding Corporation for a Voith Water Tractor as a shiphandling vessel for the newly built terminal in Kuantan. The decision was made after extensive
Acadiana Shipbuilding Corporation's president Glenn Guidry has announced the recent expansion of the New Iberia, La.-based shipyard. The company, with the addition of a fourth construction pad, crane, and associated welding equipment, can now
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.
Southern Shipbuilding Corporation recently delivered the hopper dredge Sandy Hook to McCormack Aggregates, South Amboy, N.J., after the vessel underwent conversion at the Slidell, La., yard. The 290-foot Sandy Hook was converted from the hopper barge Harold Smith,
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,