There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety
Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc. has signed a contract with Rederi AB Slite, one of the joint owners of Viking Line, to deliver a cruise ferry in the spring of 1990. The vessel, a sister ship to a ferry ordered last February, will be capable of carrying 2,
At the conclusion of his morning presentation that outlined the Defense Logistic Agency's (DLA) organization and operation, Maj. Gen. Joseph Morgan, USAF, DLA executive director for quality, received a barrage of questions, complaints, and comments
In the near future, an optimally graded MAN B&W four-stroke engine program of state-of-the-art design will be available in the output range between 3,300 kw and 12,000 kw, equipped to meet the propulsion requirements of the 90s. The new family
MAN B&W Diesel GmbH of Augsburg, West Germany, has received an order for four BL 58/64 type four-stroke diesel engines with a total output of about 53,000 bhp at 400 rpm from the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, the shipbuilding division of Alsthom.
The theoretical world ro-ro fleet container capacity is almost half that of the world containership fleet. This startling fact emerges from the new Register of Ro-Ro Vessels, just published by international shipping consultants, Westinform. It
The West German firm of J.M. Voith GmbH recently announced that British shipowners Tees Towing Co., Ltd. of Middlesborough ordered two Voith water tractors from the Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd. Shipyard. The 98-foot-long by 32-foot-wide tractors
C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.
RTM STAR Center (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) has installed what it dubs the world's first Full Mission Diesel Electric Simulator - DE III. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach. Fla., facility and is based on
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.