This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
[...] Review — Blue Ridge cargo tanks. Each tank is fitted with a deep well cargo pump. The 658-foot-long ship is also fitted with a cylindrical appendage- type bulbous bow to improve speed, and is powered by a GE steam turbine engine. The
The New London, Conn., fleet of John H. Wronowski gained a new member recently with the addition of the heavy-duty tugboat Paul A. Wronowski. The vessel was built by Wronowski-owned Thames Shipyard in New London, and joins a fleet of five towboats and
In a joint effort between Wartsila NSD and Houston Ship Repair, an innovative rig was repowered in the U.S. Gulf comprised of the installation of new gensets on Transocean Sedco Forex's semisubmersible drilling rig Transocean Amirante. The upgraded semi,
Systems Engineering Associates Corporation of Cherry Hill, N.J. (SEACOR) was recently awarded four contracts by the Navy and a private shipbuilder. The contracts are for a variety of engineering design and logistics projects, and total $8.4 million.
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.
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.
Dubai Drydocks Afloat Repair Division (DDARD) is now ensconced in it's new purpose-built 12,000 sq. m. workshop and offices alongside the actual shipyard, the workshop also having another 500 sq. m. of specialized workshops divided into five disciplines.
Louis W. Gomlick, president of Penn International Marine Agencies, Ltd. (PIMA), New York, recently announced that PIMA has been appointed the exclusive agent in the U.S. for Companhia Brasileria De Raparos (COBRENA) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;
A new 60 ft. (18 m) fast Pilot boat is being constructed at Hike Metal Products, Ontario, Canada for the Atlantic Pilotage Authority. Responsible for Pilotage operations on the east coast of Canada, the Authority will be receiving a new boat that