Avondale Lays Keel For Largest U.S.-Built Diesel-Powered Containership

The keel for the first of three diesel-powered containerships under c o n s t r u c t i o n f o r American President Lines (APL) was laid recently at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. (ASI) near New Orleans. These three containerships will be the largest ever built in the United States,


IZAR Sestao Launches 11,300-cu. m. Dredger

The Sestao Shipyard has launched the newbuilding number 324, a suction dredger with a capacity of 11,300 cu. m. Known as Filippo Brunelleschi, the vessel will be delivered next September and will go to work in Southeast Asia. This dredger is the first of a series of two,

SNAME Philadelphia Section Discusses Torsional Vibrations In Diesel-Driven Equipment

The Philadelphia Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently met at the Engineer's Club in Philadelphia, Pa., to hear a paper, entitled: "Torsional Vibration Considerations of a Twin-Diesel, Single Controllable Pitch Propeller Vessel.

New MARCO Combination Boat Columbia To Fish The North Pacific

Columbia, the latest 122-foot combination fishing- vessel built by MARCO Seattle, was christened in Seattle, Wash., recently by Kristine Fuller, daughter of one of the owners. The all-steel vessel is outfitted for crabbing and for packing salmon and herring.

Wartsila Wins $122-Million Contract To Build Big Cruise Ship For Kloster

Wartsila has been awarded a $122-million contract for construction of a 1,900 passenger cruise liner for the Norwegian shipowner Kloster Cruise A/S. According to the contract, signed recently in Oslo, the Finnish builder's Turku Shipyard will deliver the 40,

PropacRudder Benefits Confirmed In Service

Wartsila NSD has completed shipboard trials with the new Wartsila NSD PropacRudder, and results are promising, according to the manufacturer. The innovative propulsion system was designed to reduce propulsive power requirement, with reduced hull vibration and noise,

Product Carrier 'Lucy' Christened At Hyundai's Ulsan Yard For Overseas Shipholding Group

The naming ceremony for the 65,000-dwt product carrier Lucy was held recently at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Ulsan Shipyard for Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of the U.S. The vessel was christened by sponsor Mrs. J.J. Klement, wife of the manager of marine transport,

New Shipboard Fuel Blending Unit From IMO Pump Division

IMO® Pump Division, Monroe, N.C., Transamerica Delaval Inc., has developed a unit to blend heavy fuel oil with diesel oil in order to lower power costs of running ship service diesel generator sets and other auxiliary engines. Normally, the use

Thordon's 'Thor-Lube' Bearing System Combines Improved Performance, Ecological Safety

For the past four years, the Canadian marine bearing manufacturer Thordon Bearings Inc. has been hard at work developing the Thor- Lube bearing system—a stern bearing system which the firm feels answers today's demand for an ecologically safe environment

ABB Supplies Systems For New Icebreaker Being Built By Finnyards

The Finnish Board of Navigation (FBN) recently ordered a new multipurpose icebreaker from Finnyards, the shipbuilding company formed by Rauma Yards and Hollming. The vessel will be used for icebreaking in the winter and will be chartered to Ugland

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