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.
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,
Munson Manufacturing Inc. of Edmonds, Wash., recently delivered a new 36-foot patrol/ rescue boat, designated the CX50, to the Sheriff's Department of Chautauqua County in western New York. The 17,000-pound boat—light for its size—is equipped with Cummins's latest model 6BTAS.
Alfa-Laval's Nirex Distiller And New Ice Marine Are Ideally Suited For Trawlers & Variety Of Small Vessels
—Literature A v a i l a b l e— Alfa-Laval, Inc. of Ft. Lee, N.J., recently announced the introduction of a new Nirex ice machine for trawlers and fishing vessels, and a new Nirex freshwater distiller designed to meet the needs of small vessels.
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
Herman J. Molzahn Vice President, Operations The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) is the national trade association for the small and medium-sized commercial shipbuilding industry. These yards build and repair the barges, tugboats,
—Data Available Koch-Ellis Barge and Ship Service has been pioneering a new program of aerobic digesting systems for on-sight treatment of wash water. Koch-Ellis has worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency to help set industry waste disposal standards.
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded an approximate $13- million contract for the construction of five workboats for the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The U.S. AID (Aid for International Development) contract
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le A new acrylic adhesive, called TG-6, has been introduced by Thomson-Gordon Limited of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, for bonding its Thordon elastomeric marine bearings and bearing materials to a wide range of backing metals,
George Shaver, president of Shaver Transportation Company, announced that Zidell Exploration, Inc. has launched the fourth of a continuing series of large grain barges built for Shaver. These barges, each of 3,750 tons capacity, have the largest