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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
An absence of complacency over its position as the global market leader in newbuild construction is demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries' increasing plough-back of earnings into research and technological development. The raised level of annual expenditure on R&D,