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,
The following article is excerpted from a November 13, 1985 statement by Thomas B. Crowley, president, Crowley Maritime Corporation, before the Congressional Maritime Caucus, on behalf of the Inland and Coastal Tug and Barge Industry. Mr. Crowley
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.