Schottel of America, Inc. has announced the signing of two contracts with A s t i l l e r o s Unidos, S.A. of Mexico City (the government- owned shipbuilding group), for the design of six 22-meter Schottel Tractor Tugs, as well as the supply of
Iowa Marine S h i p y a r d of Keokuk, Iowa, recently delivered the M/V Blanche V to Gibbons Marine of Beardstown, 111. The Blanche is an IM-60 class vessel, 60 feet by 24 feet by 8 feet with an operating draft of 6 feet. She is powered by twin Cummins
Norway's M/F Nordfjord is reportedly the world's first ferry that fulfills requirements for the "Clean Design" classification. Among the strict demands of clean design are low-level emissions to water and air, as well as a high level of reliability
In many industries and businesses, equipment failure or unexpected maintenance does not present a major problem. Standby systems can be brought online quickly, service engineers can repair machinery within a few hours, with spare parts that are readily available,
The Maritime Subsidy Board (MSB) has approved a design change for four 35,000-dwt tankers built for Zapata Tankers, Inc. The tankers, which were constructed by Todd Shipyards Corporation, San Pedro, Calif., are the Zapata Patriot, Zapata Ranger, Zapata Courier, and Zapata Rover.
Hoffert Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., supplier of deck and engine equipment and services, has added Hundested Multi-Pitch propellers to its products for distribution from New York south along the East Coast and to ports along the Gulf Coast.
The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
As the competition increases in the marine design field, more and more engineers, naval architects and design firms are turning to microcomputers to develop a marketing edge. Computer-aided calculations are convenient, consistently accurate and fast.
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard in Copenhagen recently celebrated the naming of Yard No. 883, a Panamax bulk c a r r i e r of the yard's fuel-saving type. Of approximately 64,000 dwt, the ship was ordered by A / S Klaveness C h a r t e r i n g of Oslo, and was named by Mrs.
Fire in the engineroom is one of the largest causes of ship casualties around the world, a fact highlighted in a recent Salvage Association annual review. Finland's Marioff Oy — a well-regarded supplier of fire suppression systems — now offers