The 132,597-dwt bulk carrier Horyu Maru, which was constructed at the Ariake Works of Hitachi Zosen, was delivered to her owner, Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd., recently. The ship will be placed in service between Japanese ports and overseas ports in Australia,
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has completed an 11 supply boat contract with Tidewater Marine, Inc. with the delivery of the 192-foot Tiger Tide. The Tiger Tide is 192 feet 6 inches with a 40-foot beam and 14-foot depth. She is powered by two EMD 16-645E7B diesel engines developing 2,
Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.
Designed for transport of logs, the 41,545-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Stork (shown below) was delivered recently by the Tamano yard of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES) to the Jade Corporation of Liberia for charter to Sanko Line. She
In a new phase of the Government's multi-billion-dollar synthetic fuels program, the Department of Energy has awarded Transamerica Delaval Inc. a contract to test the performance characteristics of coal-derived liquid in operating heavy-duty diesel engines.
Megasystems, Inc., manufacturers and designers of marine instrumentation and control systems, has been selected to provide the ABS ACCU monitoring and generator controls for eight oceangoing tractor tugs to be built by Omni F a b r i c a t o r s of Port Brownsville, Texas.
WABCO Westinghouse of Hannover, West Germany, is offering a free 34-page booklet titled "Controls for Ships" that gives information and working data on the pneumatic and electric control of marine propulsion systems. The booklet, which is illustrated with drawings,
The first midbody section built in Beaumont, Texas, for the Navy's Military Sealift Command's Maritime Prepositioning Ship program (MPS) was recently launched. Thirteen Maritime Prepositioning Ships will be built from the keel up or converted
Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE), Tacoma, Wash., has chosen MAN B&W four-stroke engines for their new RoRo vessels. Each vessel's diesel electric propulsion plant will be outfitted with six MAN B&W Diesel engines comprised of four MAN B&W 9L58/64 engines of 11,
The French Chantiers du Nord et de la Mediterranee (Normed) and the Finnish Wartsila Group have recently founded a joint venture company for manufacture of Wartsila Diesel Division's medium-speed heavy-fuel engines at Normed's La Ciotat shipyard.