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,
Sperry Marine Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of marine electronics, has agreed to distribute the "Northstar 800" Series of Computerized Loran-C Navigators manufactured by Digital Marine Electronics Corp. of Acton, Mass.
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
The new supply vessel North Mariner is the first British-ordered vessel to be built to DNV's new environmental class. Companies, organizations and the public at large are now realizing the importance of limiting ships' emissions to the air and
McDermott Delivers First Jumboized Crowley Barge — Gets Contract To "Stretch" Three Additional Units
Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco, which last year awarded McDermott Shipyards a contract to lengthen two roll-on/ roll-off barges, has ordered midbody extensions of three additional barges. Each barge, designed to transport wheeled vehicles and cargo containers,
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.
Cummins Engine Company and Onan Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., recently announced the completion of a joint venture development program. The result is a line of midsize auxiliary generator sets for the commercial marine industry. Rated for prime
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,
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.
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,