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,
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.
MAN 15&W Diesel Aktiengesellschaft, Germany Today, about 97 percent of the 90,000 ships of 100 gt and above in the International merchant fleet are propelled by large-bore, highly charged diesel engines. In the past couple of years, the discussion
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.
Hitachi Zosen has received an order to supply four main marine diesel engines for two Chinese shipyards, Daliang Shipyard and Hudong Shipyard. The contract for this order was signed recently in Beijing in the presence of Wu Run Ting, deputy general manager
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.