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 new supply vessel North Mariner is the first British-ordered vessel to be built to DNV's new environmental class. Companies, organizations and the public at large are now realizing the importance of limiting ships' emissions to the air and
A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.
A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard
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,
—Literature Available According to Jim Murphy, senior vice president of Georgia Transporter, Panama City, Fla., Cutless® Commander™ water-lubricated bearings from L.Q. Moffitt offer a distinct improvement over some other bearings in the gritty, silty waterways that his pushboats operate.
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.
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.
Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, has reported that operating performance for the three months ended December 31, 1973 was the best in company history by a substantial margin. Net income for the quarter was $8,009,000, an increase of 81 percent over the $4,