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,
Marco of Seattle, Wash., primarily known as a builder of fishing boats, has signed a contract for the construction of a 75-foot twinscrew tugboat. The Shipyard Division has recently increased its emphasis in the workboat fields as evidenced by its installation of an 1,
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
Griffon Hovercraft, powered by diesel engines and built to international standards, are designed to accomplish nearly any task. The company offers a wide and versatile line (please see chart) of amphibious fast craft, which are designed for a long
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,
The Sedco 602, an offshore drilling rig, now in Singapore, has become the 2,000th user equipped for maritime satellite communications. With its newly installed ship earth station, the rig has access to the international maritime satellite system operated by INMARSAT,
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,
—Data Available Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service has been pioneering a new program of aerobic digesting systems for on-sight treatment of wash water. Koch-Ellis has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to help set industry waste disposal standards.
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,
A total of 31 United States m a r i t i m e i n d u s t r y operations were cited recently for outstanding achievements in safety, including one that has functioned for more than seven years without an accident resulting in lost time among crew personnel of the vessel.