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,
A landmark decision to use liquefied natural gas (LNG), instead of diesel oil, to fuel a new class of offshore support vessel has taken operational form on the Norwegian continental shelf after a three-year development process. The platform supply
The 42-foot, 50-ton pushboat Walter D. Johnson, newly built by Keith A. Record of Portland, Ore., is undertaking a demanding job on the Columbia River—that of spotting bridge construction barges in tight quarters and rapid river currents. For this tough assignment, vessel owner Johnson Bros.
The second of three U.S.-flag dry bulk vessels being constructed at Levingston Shipbuilding Company was christened and launched recently at the Orange, Texas, shipyard. The 612-foot ship (shown above) hit the water after being christened Star of Texas by Mrs.
—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
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,
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,
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
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.
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