Equitable Ships First Tug To Indonesia On Louise Lykes

A new 95-foot oceangoing tug, the Selat Siberut, built by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently was loaded aboard the cargo ship Louise Lykes. The tug was built by Equitable Shipyards for the Government of Indonesia, and will be offloaded by the Lykes ship at Singapore,


Steve Ralph Joins National Marine Service

Steve Ralph has joined National Marine Service Incorporated, of St. Louis, Mo., as a shipyard division salesman, William A. Creelman, president of the company announced recently. Mr. Ralph, a retired U.S. Navy captain, has extensive experience with

Hatch & Kirk Inc. Acquires Cleveland Diesel Engine Assets

Marshall Hatch, president (standing), and Jack Kirk, executive vice president of Hatch & Kirk Inc., Seattle, Wash., has announced the purchase of the assets of the Cleveland Diesel Engine Division from the Electro- Motive Division of General Motors Corporation.

Vulkan RATO-S Couplings Featured On ARCO Tankers

The new ARCO Millennium Class Tankers are designed to meet or exceed the latest ABS rules with double bulkheads and twin-engine rooms with a continuous bulkhead from the keel to the top of the stack and twin rudders. Each engine room is designed and equipped as a separate, independent space.

Wartsila To Provide Power On Unique Icebreaking Tankers

Wartsila Corp. diesel engines were selected to power a pair of 106,000-dwt Aframax icebreaking tankers of the revolutionary new double-acting concept. The two tankers were contracted by the Finnish energy group Fortum Oil & Gas for building at Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.

Transamerica Delaval Will Study Oil-Water Fuel Mixtures In Diesels

The Maritime Administration has entered into an $860,000 costshared research contract with the Engine and Compressor Division of Transamerica Delaval Inc., Oakland, Calif., to measure the performance levels of emulsified fuel oil-water mixtures used to power diesel engines.

Skinner To Produce Steam Engines In New Larger Capacities

The oldest manufacturer of steam engines still operating in this country has announced an extension of the sizes available for both marine and stationary use. Skinner Engine Company of Erie, Pa., said that effective immediately the Skinner Marine Unaflow

Gas Turbine v. Diesel Debate Heats Up With Delivery of New Millennium

Since Royal Caribbean decided to embrace the advanced marine propulsion technology inherent with gas turbines, power plants aboard cruise ships built and delivered in the new millennium could be much different. Even if all newbuilds do not incorporate gas turbine power,

Propulsion System Demonstrator Powered By GE Gas Turbine

A General Electric (GE) LM120 marine gas turbine has been installed aboard the propulsion system demonstrator (PSD) vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps' Advanced Amphibious Assault program. The turbine reportedly was successful in powering the vehicle during waterborne testing.

MTlTs 595 Diesel Series Design Concept Proven Aboard Ferry 'Deutschland'

MTU Friedrichshafen installed its first 12V 595 series diesel engine aboard the 476-foot ferry Deutschland in October of 1990. This model is rated at 2,100 kw at 1,500 rpm and replaced one of the ship's nine 1,840-kw, 12-cylinder MTU 956s. The engine has had over 4,

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