The appointment of Jack E. Horner as senior marine project engineer has been announced by David A. O'Neil, president of Seaworthy Engine Systems, Inc. Seaworthy is engaged in engineering consulting for marine propulsion, fuel optimization and control systems for marine gas turbines,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caterpillar Tractor Company, headquartered in Peoria, 111., recently became Caterpillar Inc. following approval of the name at the annual meeting. Also, the company's state of incorporation has been changed from California to Delaware as a result of the shareholders' action.
Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., recently paid about $550 million to four shipping companies to acquire majority shares in both Admiral Cruises Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). The deal makes Carnival the world's largest operator of cruise ships.
In a working partnership between Carnival Corp. and the Finnish marine power systems supplier Wartsila Corp., the new 86,000-ton cruise ship Carnival Spirit will be fitted with the cruise industry's first smokeless diesel engines. The Carnival Spirit,
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.
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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.