After a rash of containership design and propulsion system initiatives aimed at extending the reach of the most potent engines already in production, the industry has now been presented with a powering option offering an unprecedented output from a single-engine plant.
A recent meeting of the Eastern U.S.A. Branch, The Institute of Marine Engineers, held at the American Bureau of Shipping in New York heard a paper titled "The Use of Epoxy in Ship Repair and Maintenance." The author was J. Murray Wilson, vice president of engineering,
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.
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.
The new 1988-89 catalog of impellers, published by Barco Corporation of Tampa, Fla., includes two new elastomer Cam/Pumpliners. According to the company, the Barco elastomer products are extremely resistant to sand abrasion and friction caused by dry running.
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.
— F r e e Brochures A v a i l a b l e— Detroit Diesel Corporation recently introduced three new generation high-speed engines for the passenger boat, pleasure craft and marine market—the 16V-149TI, 6- 71TI and 3000 Series. The 16V-149TI is a 16-cylinder,
—Literature Available This past February John Deere acquired the stratified charge rotary engine business formerly property of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. This purchase includes exclusive North American rights to the Wankel engine, patents, know-how and experimental engines and components.
The Falk Corporation and Zahnraderfabrik Renk of Augsburg, West Germany, have signed a license agreement that grants Falk the exclusive sales and manufacturing rights in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for Renk Marine Reversing Gear Drives. These drives,
Ferrous Corporation, Bellevue, Wash., a manufacturer of combustion catalyst for marine diesel and boilers has developed a complete system for administering catalyst into the fuel oil. The Ferrous Marine System (FMS) provides the user with a proportioning pump,