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,
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.
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,
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,
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,
—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
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,
FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.
"Laying-of-the-Keel" ceremonies for the first of two 128-foot tugboats for the U.S. Army took place recently at Derecktor Shipyard in Middletown, R.I. The ceremony designates the achievement of a major milestone in the planned scheduled construction of the vessel.