Valmet's subsidiary yard, Valmetin Laivateollisuus Oy in Turku, Finland, recently delivered the first unit in a four-vessel series being built for the Ministry of Gaz Industry of the USSR. The supply/ anchor-handling vessel Rioni incorporates a number of interesting features,
Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the new 195-foot offshore support vessel Highland Light to its owner, Offshore Logistics, Inc. of Lafayette, La. The Highland Light is the fourth in a series of large rig towing, anchor
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.
Although not built originally for McAllister Brothers, C.W. Morse was one of the more innovative vessels of its time, and put to good use by the company. The sea-going tugboat was a giant "high seas" tug, one of the largest tugboats in the Atlantic at the time, measuring 154-ft (46.
The WABCO Fluid Power Division of American- Standard, Lexington, Ky., has published an eight-page brochure on Logicmaster™ pneumatic control systems for marine engines equipped with hydraulic clutch reverse gears. WABCO Logicmaster controls incorporate the
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
Desco Marine, St. Augustine, Fla., reached two milestones this past December with the launching of the Singleton Fleets 56. The 73-foot vessel is the 2,200th wood shrimp boat built by Desco, and the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series marine diesel engine.
—Free Literature Available Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha, Ltd. of Japan is offering free literature on three new products that the company recently placed on the market as a solution to the fuel quality problem—Selfjector Excellent-Series, e-HIDENS-System, and Marine Decanter Centrifuge.
A new fuel saving system designed by Vicmar Engineering Ltd. was recently installed and tested on the starboard main engine of the M/V Seaspan "Greg", a roll-on/roll-off rail and trailer ship powered by two D399 Caterpillar engines. The main engine was
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding started construction on its first water-jet-propelled pilot boat for the Galtex pilots in Galveston, Texas. Delivery is planned for March 2005. The Galtex pilots chose waterjets to avoid costly repairs to propellers and shafts from debris in Galveston harbor,