It was 1974 when the first of GE's advanced-technology marine gas turbines, the LM2500, entered naval service aboard the U.S. Navy's USS Spruance (DD-963). Since that time, the LM 2500 has been selected by 17 other navies, GE has introduced other marine gas turbines,
The world's largest diesel powered fast catamaran ferry has entered service for Spanish operator Euroferrys and is now working on a route between Algeciras in southern Spain and Ceuta the Spanish principality on the north African coast, across the strait of Gibraltar.
The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built
Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. of North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, recently delivered the hydrographic survey vessel R.B. Young to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, following a successful and extensive series of trials. The vessel was built to a design by Robert Allan Ltd.
Brusco Tug & Barge, Inc. of Longview, Wash, has awarded a construction contract for a new 78 ft. (23.8 m) Z-drive tug to Diversified Marine, Inc. of Portland, Ore. This new tug is the seventh in the series of the ASD 23/35 high-perfor- mance,
—Literature Available Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) recently developed a high-pressure gas injection dual fuel diesel (DFD) engine, a next generation engine for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers. The new engine uses Boil-off Gas (BOG)
Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a U.S. shipbuilding operation, Austal USA. After extensive investigation, Austal's Chairman, John Rothwell, announced that Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co. Inc. would partner Austal in the USA.
The following special section highlights the latest U.S. Navy contract awards for shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance, shipboard communications, weapons, etc. October 3 Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, was awarded a $27.3-million modification
Allied-Signal Inc. of Petersburg, Va., is offering free literature on Spectra high-performance ropes, described by the manufacturer as one of the strongest, lightest-weight fibers ever made. Pound for pound it is said to be 10 times stronger than
As 1990 drew to a close, the Portland Ship Repair Yard (PSRY) counted still another year of solid performance as one of the West Coast's leading commercial shipyards. PSRY is now handling approximately 50 percent of all commercial ship repair