Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
The tenth in a projected fleet of 26 Navy oceanographic surveillance ships (T-AGOS) was recently christened "Invincible" at Tacoma Boatbuilding Company in Tacoma, Wash. The USNS Invincible (T-AGOS- 10) will be operated by the Military Sealift
Trinity Industries, Inc., of New Orleans, La., recently announced the acquisition of Moss Point Marine, Inc., a Mississippi Gulf Coast shipbuilder. The acquisition gives Trinity the largest production capacity of its type of commercial vessels in the United States.
Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Canada's largest West Coast shipyard, has delivered two sister-ship icebreakers to Gulf Canada Resources Inc. of Calgary. The vessels, named Kalvik and Terry Fox, are reported to be the most powerful of their type in the world.
McElroy Machine and Manufacturing Company of Biloxi, Miss., is now offering a free 47-page brochure package on its line of deck machinery. The package includes dimensional drawings and technical data on some of the products within McElroy's manufacturing range such as fishing winches,
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 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,
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.
Valmet Corporation, Finland, and the engineering and consulting company Foster Wheeler Petroleum Development Limited, United Kingdom, signed a technical cooperation agreement in January with respect to offshore projects. The agreement is part
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,