Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently delivered the cruise vessel Pacific Northwest Explorer to Alaska/Pacific Boat Company of Seattle. The 143-foot vessel incorporates many novel features not usually found in a boat of this size.
Wiley Manufacturing, Port Deposit, Md., has completed and delivered to its new owners a passenger and automobile ferryboat, Surry, that will operate on the James River between Glasshouse Point and Scotland, Va. Designed by Coast Engineering Company of Norfolk, Va.
In March this year, Bath Iron Works Corporation awarded to Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., a contract to supply the controllable- pitch main propulsion equipment for the DDG-51, the lead ship of the Arleigh Burke Class of guided-missile destroyers.
Philadelphia Gear Corporation, King of Prussia, Pa., recently concluded a licensing agreement with Ishikawajima Ship and Chemical Plant Company, Ltd. (ISC), a subsidiary of IHI, Tokyo. This agreement, reversing the normal flow of technology out of the U.
Three R Trusts, Post Office Box 1168, Galveston, Texas, has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of one twin-screw tug/supply vessel. The applicant, owner of three vessels, consists of trusts established by Robert L.
Caterpillar Engine Division announces a new family of highspeed, heavy-duty diesel engines in the 800-1,600 bhp (600-1,200 kw) class. Designated the 3500 series, the engine family provides optimum value for a wide variety of high-horsepower applications.
Croatian-based shipyard, 3.MAJ Brodogradiliste, delivered the first of a contracted four-part tanker series this past August. Named M/T Margara, the 71,345-tdw oil tanker was constructed for Monte Carlo based owners subsidiary Doria Shipping Co., registered in Valetta, Malta.
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The Maritime Administration has released a technical report which further explores the feasibility of a novel concept for ship propulsion. The report, "Resistance Reduction in Merchant Ships by the New Propulsion System," was prepared for MarAd by the University of Rhode Island.
The Galbraith-Pilot Marine Division of Marine Electric RPD, Inc., 166 National Road, Edison, N.J., has introduced a lube Oil Pump Emergency Power Source to assure protection of ship propulsion machinery after a'power interruption. The emergency
A contract for nine air cushion vehicles (ACV) was signed in Moscow recently between V/O Sudoimport and Wartsila of Finland. The ACVs, which represent a new line of production for the shipyard, are based on a Soviet license and on long-term product development work at Wartsila.