French owner GIE Dragages Ports recently took delivery of a 5,000 cu. m. TSHD (Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger) — yard number C365 — built by Spain's IZAR Gijon shipyard. This self-propelled TSHD, named Daniel Laval, is designed to operate in water depths ranging from 1 to 3 m under the keel,
The fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, was held at the Continental Regency Hotel in Peoria, 111., on October 12, 1978. Ninety-five r e g i s t e r e d members and guests attended the meeting.
Washington, DC—May 2-3 The American Society of Naval Engineers will hold ASNE Day 1985 at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on May 2-3. The theme for this year's meeting is "Capability Versus Cost—The Naval Engineer's Challenge." ASNE
—Literature Available The new BETA 250 from PMC/BETA Corporation, Natick, Mass., is a dedicated, microprocessor- based marine engine analyzer that enables an operator to determine the condition and efficiency of main propulsion engines and ship service diesel generators.
—Literature Available According to a recent announcement, Perkins' range of light commercial marine diesel engines have been given a new look. The engines, comprising 16 different units, will now be marketed as Power Prestige. This range includes
M.A.N. Maschinenfabrick Augsburg- Nurnberg Aktiengesellschaft of West Germany recently brought out Number 16 of the annual publication "Research, Engineering, Manufacturing," which is printed each year to coincide with the Hanover Fair. This issue
—Literature Available— Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of a new family of marine diesels, each with 67 cubic inches (1.1 L) displacement per cylinder. The new engines are aimed at powering smaller boats than previously served by the company's product line.
Shallow-draft workboat operations are beginning to be revolutionized with the introduction by North American Marine Jet Inc. of Benton, Ark., of a new diesel-powered waterjet propulsion unit that produces more than 3,000 pounds of static thrust at 150 horsepower.
Kiene Diesel Accessories' products, The KSeries of Cylinder Pressure Indicators and the Kiene Indicator Valves, or "Cocks" as they are sometimes known, continue to be used by major engine manufacturers and operators worldwide. The K-Series of indicators
Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., is constructing a 138-foot seagoing yacht, the Kathleen W., for Windridge Yacht Charters, Inc. of Ft. Launderdale, Fla. The luxury yacht Kathleen W. will be able to seat 150 diners on the 60-foot by 27-foot second deck.