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.
Rear Adm. Oscar Hughes, project leader with overall responsibility for the Royal Australian Navy's new submarine project, recently visited Sweden's Hedemora Diesel AB to test-start a prototype engine that is one of a series of engines intended for six submarines.
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.
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass., has received an order from TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., for an 80-foot, 265- passenger, high-speed passenger ferry, which will be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor.
— I m p r o v e d C y l i n d e r A n d C r a n k c a s e O i l s— The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing
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.
Birka Line Ab and Wartsila Marine have signed a contract for a new $135-million luxury cruise vessel to be delivered in the autumn of 1990. The 32,000-gross-registered-ton vessel, with accommodations for 1,700 passengers, will be built at the Turku Shipyard.
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,