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,
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.
Munson Manufacturing Inc. of Edmonds, Wash., recently delivered a new 36-foot patrol/ rescue boat, designated the CX50, to the Sheriff's Department of Chautauqua County in western New York. The 17,000-pound boat—light for its size—is equipped with Cummins's latest model 6BTAS.
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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.
Halter Marine, Inc. delivered 64 commercial and 89 pleasure vessels to its customers in 1980, announced Harold P. Halter, chairman and president of the New Orleans-based shipbuilding firm. Halter's six commercial shipyards delivered 42 supply boats,
Seabury C. McGown has been elected vice president-contracts of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., with responsibility for governmental marketing, bidding, and contract administration and other commercial boat business,
FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.
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,
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,