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
Making the transition from lighterage to towage, with the acquisition of his first tug R.W. Burke in 1876, marked a significant milestone for the company in that it was the company's first propeller driven vessel. (See story on page 31). The 75-ft.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation
Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda.. finalized an agreement with Promar Brazil (Estaleiro Promara I) to build a UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004, with an option for a second ship. To be named Seabulk Brasil, the 5,460-hp, 236-ft.
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., reported it is currently converting a 383-foot T-2 tanker to a 17,000-short-ton hopper barge, constructing twenty-six 110-foot lighter barges for the U.S. Navy, converting a partially completed 173-foot supply boat to a 212-foot cargo vessel,
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.
Everpure, Inc., of Westmont, 111., is offering free literature on the onboard potable water disinfection systems marketed by the company. Everpure Bromination Systems, which represent the state-of-the-art in onboard potable water disinfection, are
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.
Wendle W. Huddleston, president and chief executive officer of Hudson S h i p b u i l d e r s , Inc. (HUDSHIP), announced that the company had acquired additional property for a major expansion of its shipbuilding operation. The new property is