Wartsila Diesel Vasa type engines have been recently installed in three fishing vessels for Seattle-based owners. In each case, older less efficient engines were replaced by Wartsila Vasa diesel for use as the main propulsion machinery. The first vessel,
It was an excellent year for innovative design in world shipbuilding, and this is reflected by the ships selected as MARITIME REPORTER'S "Outstanding Oceangoing Ships of 1989." Members of this select group feature superior designs, sophisticated equipment and unique machinery,
Although it has diversified into other vessel types in recent years. Western Australian based shipbuilding group Austal still counts fast ferries as a core market. The last year has been no exception. with the biggest news being the June announcement
The multi-billion contract to build a new family of Navy ships took one giant step last month with the awarding of development contracts to three industry teams. The fight to win the contract to design and build the family of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is sure to be fierce,
A diesel engine sales and rebuilding division opened recently in the Houston, Texas facility of Hatch & Kirk, Inc., the Seattle-based parts manufacturer. Hatch & Kirk president Roger Van Hoozer announced the recent acquisition of the assets of Defco,
—A directory of the leading shipbuilding and ship repair firms— The following listing of Canadian shipyards highlights yard capabilities and special services offered. For full descriptive literature circle the appropriate number on the Reader Service Card in the back of this issue.
Overloaded dry docks are not a pretty picture. They crack, buckle, flood, sink, damage the ships they are trying to lift - and sometimes even cause accidental deaths. Dry dock accidents are not common, but they do happen, usually resulting in dramatic
Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wis., recently conducted a successful pre-operational trial of the mine countermeasures ship USS Defender (MCM-2). The primary purpose of the trial was to test the propulsion plant under full power and to perform essential combat systems alignment.
With current daily operating costs totaling many thousands of dollars, ships must keep port time to a minimum for cost-efficient operations. Therefore, reliable and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, access equipment, and stowage systems are essential for a fast turnaround.
In the September 2002 issue of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, a detailed discussion was featured on the advantages of future High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) machinery for propulsion of electric drive ships. Since then, development