The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
—Free Literature Available Alsthom's Diesel Group has received an order for four SEMT-Pielstick type 9 PC 20 L engines to power the 2,600-passenger cruise liner (model shown) ordered by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line from Alsthom's Shipbuilding Division, Chantiers de l'Atlantique.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has completed an 11 supply boat contract with Tidewater Marine, Inc. with the delivery of the 192-foot Tiger Tide. The Tiger Tide is 192 feet 6 inches with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two EMD 16-645E7B diesel engines developing 2,
Having emerged in recent years among Europe's top echelon of builders of RoRo vessels, Flensburger Schiffbau- Gesellschaft (FSG) has put down a newmarker for the industry by anticipating demand for a future generation of RoRo ferries incorporating a capacity for 6,000 lane-m of freight.
Long term service experience has confirmed the effectiveness of the inherent design measures embodied in MAN B&W Diesel MC/MC-C and ME/ME-C two-stroke engines for direct coupling to controllable pitch propellers (CPP) or de-clutchable propellers.
In a new phase of the Government's multi-billion-dollar synthetic fuels program, the Department of Energy has awarded Transamerica Delaval Inc. a contract to test the performance characteristics of coal-derived liquid in operating heavy-duty diesel engines.
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the
The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted
The French Chantiers du Nord et de la Mediterranee (Normed) and the Finnish Wartsila Group have recently founded a joint venture company for manufacture of Wartsila Diesel Division's medium-speed heavy-fuel engines at Normed's La Ciotat shipyard.
BSM Joint Venture of Houston, Texas announced the contract signing between its client, Global Industries, Ltd. of Lafayette, La. and Aker Gulf Marine of Ingleside, Texas, for construction of a variable draft SWATH Diving Support Vessel (DSV) designed by BSM Joint Venture.