Quality Shipyards, Houma, La., recently delivered the 4,200-hp pushboat SuperAmerica, the third in a series of three new vessels built for Ashland Oil, Lexington, Ky. The three pushboats replaced towboats that were all more than 40 years old. Ashland invested about $3.
Propeller-induced noise and vibration can be a serious problem particularly on smaller, higher-speed vessels. If intense enough, these foreign forces reduce power and fuel economy, add to the discomfort of passengers and crew and can negatively
ZF of North America has announced reliability and horsepower capacity improvements in four of its marine transmission models. The input torsional couplings on the transmissions are now attached to the input shaft by means of an SKF® keyless taper.
John Nichols, president of Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, G r e e n v i l l e , Miss., announced the recent delivery of the M/V Miss S h e i l a (shown above) to Red Wing River Towing, Inc., Red Wing, Minn., and the M V Cole (shown below), to White River Fleeting, Inc.
A versatile, positive displacement pump ideal for pumping high viscous liquids is available from Warren Pumps Inc., Warren, Mass. Designed to efficiently pump liquids with viscosities to 150,000,000 ssu or more, the Warren 2200 series screw pump handles capacities to 9,
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,
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.
A complete overview of its capabilities in providing the offshore oil industry with needed winch /windlass power is contained in a new brochure now available from Skagit Division of Continental Emsco. The 16-page, full-color booklet describes the Sedro-Woolley, Wash.
The most recent addition to Royal Caribbean's (RCCL) tleet of vessels is the 90,090-gt Serenade of the Seas, which was delivered to the cruise line by Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany on July 30, 2003. The third member of the Radiance-class fleet,
The Detroit Diesel Allison Division of General Motors, Detroit, Mich., has published a full-color brochure describing their complete line of marine diesel engines for propulsion and auxiliary power. The brochure clearly describes the broad line