The new 150-passenger vessel Jean Nicolet was recently launched and delivered by Skipperliner Shipyards, Inc., LaCrosse, Wis., to owners Robert and Marlys Falkner of Bomar Cruise Lines of Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The vessel, which is currently in Stuart, Fla.
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has contracted with L & P Boat Rentals of Gibson, La., to build two 166-foot steel supply cargo vessels. The vessels will be built at the Mangone-Swiftships yard in Houston, and the first will be ready for delivery this December.
The Dorman "Sea King" marine diesel range from Dorman Diesels, Ltd., Stafford, England, is enjoying continued success in the fishing propulsion market, with numerous installations for arduous fishing duties throughout Europe and the U.K. One of the most recent Dorman U.
November 9-12, New York, N.Y. One of the most important yearly events in the commercial marine industry, the 96th Annual Meeting of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the concurrent 7th International Maritime Exposition,
The heart of today's Navy vessel, whether it is a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, corvette, minehunter or support craft, is the propulsion system. Many of these warships and naval auxiliaries demand high-performance, flexible and durable propulsion systems.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Four units of Volvo Penta's newly developed 16-liter marine diesel, TAMD 162 type, have been specified for the diesel-electric propulsion plant in each of two "hybrid" ships. The Volvo Penta engines stipulated for each of these vessels are individually rated at 470 bhp (345 kw) at 1,
The U.S. Army's Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) awarded FBM Babcock Marine a contract to commence the overhaul and modernization of its fleet of specialist Bridge Erection Boats (BEBs). The contract to upgrade the existing U.S. Army BEBs
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 demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,