A new Reading & Bates semisubmersible oil drilling rig being constructed at Ishikawajima Harima Industries' Aichi Shipyard, will be equipped with two triple-effect Atlas Danmark water makers with a total production of 140,000 1/24 hours. According to Atlas-Danmark,
Northern Norway has a large fleet of small and mid-size boats for commercial operations, for example, passenger boats, car ferries and a multitude of fishing boats. These are boats that operate year around and that at regular intervals need to replace their engines.
McAllister Brothers, Inc., 17 Battery Place, New York, N.Y., has placed an order with Main Iron Works, Inc. of Houma, La., for the construction of three 4,290-hp tugboats at a cost of $4 million. James P. McAllister, president, in announcing the contract award,
Two recently delivered vessels—a vehicle ferry and a harbor push tug—had to endure difficult overland journeys by truck to reach the sites of their respective intended service. The Arctic Falcon is a 36-foot-long towboat that was specifically designed to be trucked overland.
General Motors is offering a free applications manual which provides full information on new power ratings for both GM diesel-electric power units and marine propulsion engines. GM has raised the rating of several of its diesel-electric power units
The Curacao Drydock Company, Inc. of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently opened a propeller service station that can accommodate propellers of nearly any type and size. The station came about by an agreement with Lips B.V. of Holland whereby
Barge shipments of grain destined for export reached a record 1.95 billion bushels in 1980, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The share of all export grain carried by barges last year reached 40.3 percent,
The evolution of podded propulsion systems has gained steam in recent years, as a number of notable new systems have entered the market with new options. The era of podded propulsion is here and now, and despite some technical glitches with the