Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
A $5-million contract for a marine gas turbine propulsion system designed to speed a new Finnlines passenger ship between Helsinki, Finland, and West Germany in half the time it now takes, has been awarded t o Turbo Power & Marine Systems, Farmington, Conn.
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
The international classification and certification society Det norske Veritas has granted Wartsila Diesel's Vasa factory ISO 9001 certification in recognition of the effectiveness of the factory's quality system. The ISO 9001 quality system covers
TNT Hydrolines, Inc., Wayne, N.J., recently took delivery of an 80- foot, high-speed catamaran, TNT Express I, to be used for commuting and excursions in New York Harbor. The vessel, one of the first catamarans to be used for commuting in the area,
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. (OSI) recently announced that two of its affiliated companies have assumed operational management of two U.S.-flag integrated tug/barge vessels under 12-year contracts with subsidiaries of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
The Maritime Administration has awarded two research and development contracts concerning marine fuels. The first is a $172,000, nine-month contract to Combustion Engineering, Incorporated, Windsor, Conn., to develop and test a device to measure the