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
A crewboat is designed to transport supplies and personnel to offshore oil rigs. Loading the cargo must be quick and efficient. The last thing the crew wants to worry about is whether they have enough storage space for the engine lube oil filters.
The 10,848-dwt, diesel-powered vehicle carrier Toyofuji 7 (shown above) was delivered recently to Toyofuji Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. of Japan by Hitachi Zosen, Tokyo. The ship was built at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen, a Hitachi affiliate. The
Italcantieri's Castellamare di Stabia shipyard recently launched the 49,000-dwt bulk carrier Serafina F., one of four sister ships Italcantieri is building for the Ferruzzi Group-Ravenna. Two are building at Castellamare and two at the Genova-Sestri yard.
Uniflite, Inc., a major fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., has been awarded a $1,440,000 contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to build 16 Mark IV 50-foot fire-retardant fiberglass utility boats, according to James J.