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,
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 Swedish company Boghammar Marine AB of Lidingo, near Stockholm, recently delivered the new 40-foot light-alloy pilot boat Turnstone to the Mersey Dock & Harbour Company of Liverpool, England. The new Volvo-Penta-powered vessel has a beam of about 13 feet, draft of 29.
Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered two aluminum patrol and rescue boats to the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Great River, N.Y. The vessels are the first to be specifically designed and built for the police — previously, the department procured stock boats.
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,
In order to provide better tug services and to diversify its activities, Sembawang Towing has embarked on a program to modernize its fleet. The company has recently taken delivery of a highly versatile tug, Sea Cheetah, shown above. The tug, built at Singapore Slipway,
Vessel name Explorer of the Seas Shipyard Kvaerner Masa-Yards Owner Royal Caribbean Cruises Explorer of the Seas, the second cruise ship in the Voyager-class was delivered by Kvaerner Masa-Yards' Turku New Shipyard on September 28. Explorer of the
—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